Silk flowers and how to work with them

If you have never used silk flowers to decorate your home or office, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn about all the benefits they have to offer. Arranging artificial blooms is much like fresh flowers. You will need to select different types of flowers and foliage as well as a suitable vase. You should also use a vase filler since you will not need to place them in water.


  • One of the main benefits of decorating with silk flowers is that they can prove particularly affordable. They might cost more upfront, but you can enjoy them for longer than fresh blooms so they are worth it in the long run.
  • As mentioned above, you can enjoy artificial bouquets for many years if they are properly cared for.
  • You don’t need to worry about watering them, trimming the stems or keeping an eye out for perishing blooms.
  • If you have allergies, an artificial bouquet will not have you sneezing because there’s no pollen.
  • While the price of fresh blooms may vary depending on availability, silk arrangements are not affected by seasonal availability.


  • Cheap artificial flowers will not cost a lot but they will not look particularly good either. If you opt for a cheap bouquet, they will not look like the real thing.
  • Cheap silk flowers also tend to fall apart quicker because they are not of the highest quality.
  • While you do not need to water them, you will need to clean the dust of the petals, leaves and stems from time to time. This can be a time-consuming process.
  • The colours can fade over time even if you keep them out of the sun.
  • You will not get to enjoy the soothing scent of a fresh bouquet.

Choosing between fresh and silk flowers is very much a personal decision. It’s important to weigh up the pros and cons before you buy because this will help you determine which option best suits your needs and preferences. Just like fresh flowers, artificial bouquets should also be bought from a reputable florist since this too will ensure that they are of the highest quality.