Everything you need to know about artificial flowers (Part 1)
If you’re reading the first line of this blog post, the chances are that you’re already thinking about sprucing up your home with some artificial flowers. Or you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Demmery’s, we’re passionate about designing, creating and presenting beautiful artificial flowers crafted from the finest silk fabrics. And we want you to fall in love with them too.
But if you’ve not yet explored the world of artificial flowers, you’ll likely have some reservations and queries before making the investment: What makes artificial flowers so great? How can they possibly be better than real flowers? Will they really last a lifetime? How do I style them? Will they fade? Well, we wanted to put your mind at ease because the benefits of artificial flowers are endless. But first, let’s start with the basics.
What are artificial flowers?
Artificial flowers are just what they say on the tin. They’re designed with the intention to add beauty and interest to your décor whilst resembling the look of a real bouquet of flowers (when in fact, they’re not actually real). Depending on the arrangement and size, artificial flowers can be used to decorate your home, workplace or commercial area. They come in a variety of different styles, sizes and fabrics, adapting to your space with effortless ease and timeless beauty.
Here at Demmery’s, we design and handcraft all of our artificial flower arrangements using silk and latex coating, polyurethane or silicone, depending on the flower design we’re creating. For example, silk and latex coating are great for creating peonies and roses, while silicone is more durable and thinner and thus, more suited to creating calla lilies, orchids and tulips.
Our dedication to applying the appropriate material to the flower type promises you an authentic floral look without the hassle of maintenance (more on that later). In fact, when you see our artificial flowers in the flesh, you’ll be amazed that they’re not actually the real thing.
Do artificial flowers look realistic?
Some artificial flowers on the market don’t, but ours certainly do. As touched on above, we use only the finest silk fabrics in production and apply meticulous attention to detail throughout every stage of the process—from design right through to delivery. I, Sharon, have years of experience in designing artificial flower displays. In fact, it’s a total labour of love for me. This passion and dedication to my craft ensures only tiptop finished artificial arrangements that are exquisitely lifelike—even up close and personal.
And our artificial flowers are real to touch too. Since silk is such a beautiful and premium fabric, it not only creates a realistic aesthetic, but it also makes the displays silky soft to touch (no pun intended). Frankly, we think you’ll be amazed…
How can I make artificial flowers look more realistic?
With a Demmery’s, you won’t have to. No, seriously. Not only are our artificial flower creations exceptionally lifelike thanks to exquisite detail and luxurious silk fabrics, many of them are also designed and presented in beautiful vases set with resin for a natural water effect. In fact, the only thing you need to think about once you’ve invested in a Demmery’s is how and where to style them. Which brings us onto our next point…
How can I style my artificial flowers?
Your options here are endless so please bear with us whilst we explain the myriad of ways in which you can slot a Demmery’s into your space. Firstly, let’s assume that you’re browsing from our online catalogue (we do provide a bespoke design service, but we’ll get onto that in a little bit). Once you’ve spent some time browsing our wide variety of floral arrangements, you’ll have a good feel for what we can create and provide.
If you’re styling a home with a timeless and sophisticated style direction, you may choose to opt for something classic, like one of our premium artificial orchids or flower arrangements for example. Our statement champagne cooler arrangements potted with pristine phalaenopsis orchids are perfect for creating a centrepiece showcase in areas such as large hallways or grand dining tabletops. Meanwhile, our smaller orchid arrangements and rose bouquet in vases are perfect for the windowsill, mantelpiece or shelving, fulfilling a similar role to your traditional bunch of real flowers.
If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, dramatic and abstract, our artificial tropicals are ideal. From zesty orange calla lilies and sansevieria to mokara orchids and bird of paradise, our tropical displays incorporate inspiration from the most intriguing flower species around. Bursting with life and vibrancy, they’re perfect for introducing pops of colour and interest to your décor, promising to revitalise your space in ways you’ve never experienced.
Climbing further up the ladder of statement-making arrangements, an artificial green wall is the perfect way to introduce unforgettable detail to your home. Whilst harder to style inside your home unless you have ample space to play with, artificial flower walls are super-easy to style outdoors in your garden or yard area. Each design can be personalised to suit your tastes and existing décor, giving you total flexibility and control over how the finished product looks whilst allowing you to swap different flowers in and out until you’re satisfied. Oh, and don’t worry about leaving them outdoors either. Our artificial green walls are durable and UV stable, so they can withstand the elements without worry.
Since our artificial flowers are also lightweight, they can be swapped in and out with ease. This means you can regularly move them around the house, changing flora in and out to suit the season and your mood. Some of our clients in the past have opted for different bundles to play around with throughout the year, preferring more classic arrangements for the winter and exchanging them for brighter displays to coincide with the summer months.
Why are artificial flowers better than flowers?
This is another question in which the answer is pretty much infinite. There are so many reasons why artificial flowers trump real flowers so make sure you’re sitting comfortably. Ready? Okay, here goes…
Artificial flowers last a lifetime
If you’ve experienced buying real flowers—and no doubt you have—you’ll know that they don’t last forever. How many times have you marvelled over a brand new real flower bouquet, only to be disappointed days later when they’ve wilted or withered? We bet you’ve lost count. Well, with a Demmery’s, you’ll never have that problem. Our artificial flower arrangements really do last a lifetime, staying stable in the sunlight and maintaining their colour over time.
Artificial flowers are very easy maintenance
Another drawback of real flowers is the regular maintenance. Thankfully, you won’t have this problem with a Demmery’s artificial flower arrangement. Since they’re not actually real, they don’t require water changes or regular pruning. Simply pop them where you fancy and enjoy their beauty without the upkeep. The only thing you’ll need to do is remove the dust from time to time, but that can be done quickly with a hairdryer on a light and cool setting. Job done.
Artificial flowers are allergen-free
Hands up if real flowers often bring on a sneezing fit. Yes, we see you. Fortunately, with a Demmery’s artificial flower arrangement, you’ll never have to worry about pollen sniffles. Our displays are completely scent and allergen free, leaving you with a peace of mind that there’ll be no nasty reactions—a particular bonus if you regularly have guests over. And if you’re missing the natural aroma of real flowers, simply spritz it with some flower fragrance and enjoy.
There’ll always be an arrangement to match your décor
With real flowers, you can have a hard time finding the perfect species to complement your décor. (And when you finally do find your perfect arrangement, it won’t last for long anyway). But again, with artificial flowers you won’t have this problem. All you need to do is browse from our wide range of designs to find your perfect arrangement instantly. And if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll gladly design it for you with our bespoke design service, which brings us onto our last point…
Artificial flowers put you in control
With so many benefits and designs to choose from (and a personalised design service available to boot), you are essentially in the driver’s seat with artificial flowers. From where you style to how long you leave them in any given position, there really is no right or wrong with artificial flowers. Your options are endless. And so are your advantages. Need we say more?
Well actually yes, there’s plenty more to discuss. From the ‘indoors or outdoors?’ dilemma to the justification of their price tag, we’d like to share a lot more information about artificial flowers. But if you’ve already made up your mind (and hopefully you have), please do get in touch via the form below. Alternatively, call me on (+44) 7980 740 759 and we can chat more about the types of artificial flowers that will work for your space.
In the meantime, watch this space for Demmery’s 101: Everything you need to know about artificial flowers (Part 2) dropping here in the next couple of days.