For people who love the fresh look of bright blooms silk artificial flowers are the perfect choice to decorate any home. Silk flowers offer a great option to decorate and add color to your home no matter what the season is. These creations are also a more cost-effective decorating investment because they last, and quality silk flowers look just as good as the real thing. Here is some of our favorite ways to use silks to create an elegant look in your home!
Tip #1: Use Wall Planters
If you’re home already has a cluttered look, or you’re lacking space to decorate, adding silk artificial flowers to a table top or counter may not be the best option. If that’s the case you can still bring a beautiful floral look to your home by adding silk flowers to wall planters. Dressing up the walls around your home will provide a stunning dimension to any room. At Floral Home Decor we can create a custom look with our beautiful wall sconces.
Tip #2: Mix Silk Flowers of Varying Height
When arranging your silk artificial flowers make sure they don’t have the same height. The contrast in the heights will add to a more beautiful look when silk flowers are arranged in the same vase. Don’t forget to vary the colors as well. Choose silk artificial flowers that are taller with vivid colors for the back of the vase and put the shorter silk flowers in the front.
Tip #3: Group Your Vases
Adding one vase of beautiful silk artificial flowers will add an exquisite look to any home, but grouping your vases will really make your decorating stand out. Add a few smaller vases of silk flowers around a larger vase of silk artificial flowers or scatter the vase sizes and arrange to your preference. This type of silk artificial flowers display will look great on a dining room table, dresser, or even in front of a mirror. For a rustic look, think outsize of the box and use a tin can as a replacement for a vase for your silk artificial flowers.
Tip #4: Creative Ways to Use Silk Flowers
Use silk flowers in a way that will add a creative air into the room. Today’s silk flowers closely resemble the real thing so much that you can’t tell the difference so it’s important to create arrangements that resemble real floral types. We have several arrangements to choose from but you can also make your own creations (we also sell stems and pieces individually) like use smaller silk flowers to hang with a ribbon over a doorway.
Larger silk flowers can be used in a number of creative ways. A larger silk flower with a long stem doesn’t only belong in a vase. Use larger silk flowers as accent pieces in the bedroom. If you have a rustic, cottage inspired bedroom place a silk flower on a dresser or on the bed. You can also use silk flowers over bedroom windows. Use silk flowers with colors that coordinate with the walls and use hooks to display larger blooms. Larger silk flowers used in this fashion will help the room stand out and act as ready-made art for your home.
If you use silk flowers in a vase there are lots of creative options. Look on Pinterest for inspiration and remember that vases have come a long way from the plain clear options. Todays vases are made from everything from ceramic to colored glass and everything in between. You can find vintage heirloom vases for your silk flowers at antique shops. Always use authentic vases with silk flowers.
When you buy silk flowers make sure you display them in different areas of your room. You can rotate the silk flowers easier if you scatter them and it will help if you’re concerned about your family or guests looking at the same décor over and over. You can also rotate your silk flowers based on seasons. And always be sure to clean your arrangements often. Dust accumulates on silk flowers frequently so be sure to dust them often.
One unique way that silk arrangements can be used is to help your mood. It’s been known as the “winter blahs” for decades now, however seasonal effective disorder is a real problem for many people who struggle with their moods during the winter. Millions of people all over the country suffer from the disease, however silk flowers can help to improve your mood. Because faux flowers are lasting you can bring brighter colors of flowers into your home no matter what time of the year it is. Adding a silk flower arrangement with summer colors can provide instant relief from the winter blues. You can even buy several arrangements and add some other décor to an extra room to create a tropical paradise you can escape to whenever you want.
You can also reuse silk arrangements to create new designs. Sometimes certain silk flowers will fade while others in an arrangement retain their color. Instead of throwing the whole arrangement away you can save the best of the arrangements and create new arrangements using the leftovers you have. It’s good for the environment to repurpose your silk flowers and it will also help you save on costs by needing to replace your arrangements. You can also up-cycle your silk arrangements. Silk flowers can be reused in craft projects and you can also use them throughout the home in many different ways.
Silk flowers can also be used to add texture to your home. Texture is an important way to add elegance and style to your home, especially in the living room. Adding silk flowers to your living room or bedroom is the perfect way to add a different dimension to your home. Faux flowers also made good centerpieces on a dining room table or on a coffee table in your living room.
Tip #5: Use Silks in Your Crafts.
Silk flowers can be artwork themselves. You can create silk flower art with a shadow box or frame with removable glass, a few contrasting artificial flowers, spray paint and a glue gun. Custom artwork and home accents will give your home unmatched uniqueness. You can also attach your flowers onto a lampshade that would make the perfect romantic look in your bedroom or any other room in your home.
Silks can also be used for kids crafts. Help the kids with their summer reading by encouraging them to create their own bookmarks using silk flowers. For the girls an easy summer accessory is a flower headband that she can make herself with an old headband and her favorite colors. You can also attach silk flowers onto a hair clip or barrette. Options are endless when it comes to kids, and encouraging them to explore their creative side isn’t just busy work for the summer, it’s helpful to their overall development.
Your craft ideas shouldn’t be contained to your home. The office can be a drab place however you can spruce up your desk with a few silk flowers. Just like you can attach silk flowers to picture frames, you can do the same thing with your message board at work. Silk arrangements also work great glued onto a pencil holder. Place a ring of ribbon tied around the holder so you have somewhere to glue the flowers that will hold them.
Tip #6: Use Silk Products on Your Home’s Door.
Using wreaths on a door is one great way to add home décor to the outside of your home. We offer a large collection of silk flowers and wreaths for your door. We have spring wreaths and holiday wreaths plus wreaths for all seasons. If you don’t like wreaths think about using door swag instead. Our door swag is make from silk flowers and is the perfect way to add some creativity to your home décor.
Another great idea for home décor for your door is to use wallpaper. Many people use wallpaper around the home but it can add a lot of style to your door as well. Using wallpaper can be an easy and fun DIY project that is simple while still allowing you the chance to be creative. Just glue the wallpaper like you would placing it on a wall and use some clear lacquer to finish.
For a front door with a little extra you can also think about using stained glass. There are stained glass artists all over the nation who can create a custom creation for your front door. Your home décor will truly be yours with your very own stained glass creation and it will add a lot of interest to your home.
If your home décor is limited by budget don’t forget that a fresh coat of paint can completely transform your front door and your overall home décor look. Add contrasting colors and use colorblocked patterns for a modern look. You can also browse antique shops to look for a stylish retro door if you want a completely different look for your home décor but aren’t in the market for a brand new door.
Tip #7: Use Silks in Your Kitchen.
When thinking about decorating your kitchen for the summer months remember your accents. Invite people into your kitchen this summer by brightening things up. Use silk flowers instead of real flowers to provide a colorful pop in the kitchen without having to worry about the upkeep. Orange and red colors have been shown to increase people’s appetites. Use bright colors in dish towels, utensils, and dishes. You can also update the kitchen with a fresh coat of paint in your favorite bright summer colors.
Storage canisters can also get a makeover for the summer. Find canisters with summery-designs to display your favorite cookies, or to store your pastas. Keep your storage canisters neutral to highlight the summer designs on the canisters.
Going retro is another great option for decorating your kitchen for the summer. Going retro can be a fun project for the family with lots of trips to yard sales, thrift stores and vintage or antique shops to find the perfect fit for your home. If you’re not big into shopping and more of a do-it-yourself person, you can even paint unfinished furniture a bright white or red and then finish it with some vintage-looking flowers or patterns.
If you do a lot of outdoor cooking in the summer there are several ways to decorate your outdoor space to keep it welcoming for your guests. Opt for tables that encourage large gatherings and communal sharing. Using bar countertops with high bar chairs can create a relaxing and neutral look for your outdoor space. If you don’t have a lot of room you can find a cozy cafe table and chair combination for your outdoor entertaining.
Extra Credit: Decorating With Silk Flowers by Color
Using silk flowers that are white can give you lots of options. White silk flowers go great in a room with a lot of dark, mahogany furniture to add some contrast. You can also use white silk flowers in an all white bedroom that will create a natural, clean and refreshing look. If you are looking to match silk flowers in arrangements white silk flowers go great with blues.
If you buy flowers that are the traditional rose-colors you can use them almost anywhere in your home. The rose color goes great with brass, metals, and golds. You can add them near a lamp on an end table. Use lighter pink roses to decorate a room with dark reds and use traditional rose-colored silk flowers in rooms with lighter colors. It’s important to remember that a little red goes a long way. So don’t try to add dark-rose colored silk flowers to rooms that already have red elements like paint, furniture, etc.
The color blue signifies strength and blue silk flowers can go great with a lot of different options. Use blue silk flowers in a white kitchen for a fresh look or in the bedroom for some contrast. Find a lighter green vase to display your blue silk flowers in lighter rooms. Blue silk flowers can be complimented with yellow flowers, sunflowers and the versatility of blue means you can display the silk flowers anytime of the year.