Ah Monday, here you are again with a fresh batch of motivation for the week ahead. I wish I could bottle the positivity and drive I suddenly find myself with at the start of the week and sip it throughout the following seven days. Instead, I run out of steam come Tuesday lunchtime and resort to counting down the hours until the weekend again. Anyway, with that said I wanted to get up early this morning and write a new post before my work week started.
And what better way to start the week than with this beautiful bouquet of hot pink hydrangeas and blueberries from homeware brand Bridgman. Celebrating the release of their brand new faux flower collection, the team kindly sent me over a hand-crafted bouquet just in time for Valentines Day.
When it comes to flowers in the home, I’m a huge fan of faux botanicals and blooms. I’ve shared my love for them many times before, and could never really understand the stigma attached to having fake flowers in the house.
The quality of these is amazing and when they’re presented in a vase, adding a bright injection of colour to my side table, you’d struggle to realise they were fabric in all honesty. It’s the little details such as the paint on the blueberries and the diamante bee pin attached to the flowers which take these faux florals to another level of craftsmanship.
If you’re still dubious about adding faux botanicals to your home, let me give you five reasons to forget the “rules” and invest this season.
Yes, going out on a Saturday morning to treat yo’self to some new flowers is all well and good, but who has the money for fresh peonies every single week? Wouldn’t you rather buy good quality fake ones and put that money towards the new velvet teal Gucci Marmont (it’s on my bucket list for this year, hence me mentioning it).
Do I even need to reiterate how faux flowers can add a pop of colour to your home without setting off your allergies? Hayfever is a bitch, which is one of the main reasons I don’t have real flowers in the house.
If you have cats or dogs, there are certain plants that can poison them if eaten. With two cats I like to steer clear of real flowers because I know how nosey/hungry Shirley Bassey and Audrey Hepburn get while I’m out at work.
Update The Home Every Season
When you invest in faux flowers, you can update your home every season without waiting for your favourite flower to come back into bloom. Do you know how hard it is to get peonies any other time than May and June here in the UK? With faux florals you can have them all year round.
No Babysitter Needed
Go away for a week? No worries about watering your little plans in the vain hope you keep them alive. You’ll come back from a week in the sun to a glorious burst of colour on your dining room table because these babies will bloom regardless of your lack of plant parental skills.
You can find this bunch, which come presented in a beautiful box complete with scented tissue paper and wrapped in ribbon, right here. I’d love to know if you’re a fan of faux flowers or if you’re still in the mindset that it’s a faux pas to have fake blooms in the home. And if you’re looking for more inspiration on how to style artificial flowers, then check out this post from Jenny at Seasons In Colour who showcases her Bridgman blooms perfectly.
*Bridgman kindly gifted me the Hot Pink Bouquet.