20 Modern Faux Flower Arrangements
Flowers are pretty much a must when it comes to interior design. The only problem is that flowers don’t last long, and it can be an investment to always have fresh flowers brightening up your creative space. Faux flowers are the obvious solution. But we’re not talking about those faux flowers. Once you get a look at these fresh ways to arrange mock stems, you’re definitely going to rethink everything you ever thought you knew about paper, fabric and silk petals.
1. Faux Flower Wallpaper: This faux flower wall arrangement serves as three dimensional “wallpaper” for a restaurant. With two handfuls of falsies and a little masking tape, this look could be sitting pretty in your breakfast nook in no time. (via Design Front)
2. Floral Streamer Wreath: Like fake flowers, wreaths also get a bad rap. And while we can usually see why, this one is an exception to the tackiness. This rainbow wreath was made for St. Patrick’s Day, but we think it’s fun all year long. (via The House That Lars Built)
4. Faux Water Garden Arrangement ($263): This arrangement from Neiman Marcus is stunning. This certainly does not look like your grandmother’s faux flower arrangement.
5. Paper Scrap Flower Place Cards: After crafting, we always have scraps lying around the office. So why not do some recycling? Use those odds and ends for floral scrap-paper place cards. (via Oh Happy Day)
6. Silk Floral Arrangement: This arrangement was created by Jolanda Arts Floral Design. This florist specializes in creating custom faux flower arrangements. How cool is that? (via Jolanda Arts Floral Design)
7. Pom Pom Flowers ($18): They’re needle felted out of wool, and considering these beauties are handmade, the price is a steal.
16. Garden Party Backdrop: For the launch of her Oh Joy for Target collection, Joy Cho threw a garden party. She used flower decals from her collection to create this apropos wall of interest. (via Oh Joy)
17. Nursery Ceiling Arrangement: This faux flower ceiling arrangement adds such a fun visual element to this nursery. Putting florals on the ceiling is definitely a unique idea. (via Apartment Therapy)
18. Forever Flower Ceremony Backdrop ($1,800): This little number carries a hefty price but not having to do all of this work yourself is priceless. This thing is gorgeous.
Have you jumped on the faux flower train yet? Let us know in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!