When you want to decorate your home with flowers, you normally expect their beauty to last for a couple of weeks. When you opt for silk flowers, on the other hand, you can enjoy them for a lot longer. Here’s what you need to know about silk blooms.
Just like choosing fresh blooms, silk flowers can be of a superior or inferior quality. Make sure that you buy your flowers from a reputable florist in order to ensure best quality and the most realistic-looking blooms. Cheap silk bouquets often have frayed edges, artificial-looking colours and plastic stems with leaves that look even more fake than the flowers.
Where to display them
Again, much like fresh bouquets, your silk flowers need to be kept out of the sun. While sunlight causes fresh flowers to wilt, silk varieties will fade. Choose a nice spot out of the sun and your silk bouquet will look amazing for years.
Just like any other decorative item in your home or office, silk flowers will eventually gather dust. There are a number of ways in which you can clean these flowers. Some use vacuum cleaners but you need to take care since the vacuum can damage the flowers if it is too powerful. You can also use gentle dusters if you prefer. Regular dusting helps prevent the dust from building up.
If you like, you can order several bouquets of silk flowers and rotate them. In other words, you can choose four bouquets – one for each season. When not on display, each arrangement should be cleaned thoroughly and stored in a cool, dark place until you want to make a change.
By following these easy guidelines, your silk bouquet will last so much longer and look their best for many years to come. Proper care will also ensure that you will get the most value for money out of your flower purchase.