Modern ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS are now more popular due to their realism, variety, and longevity. Here at Balsam Hill, we offer a wide range of artificial florals – from arrangements to matching wreaths and garlands. This buying guide shows you everything you need to know when buying permanent blooms for your space.
WHY BUY ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS VS REAL FLOWERS
ALWAYS IN SEASON
Unlike real flowers that only bloom during certain seasons, artificial flowers are available year-round. It’s easier to find your favorites even if they’re not in season or don’t grow in your location.
Artificial blooms brighten up rooms and remain fresh-looking, even without water or sunlight. You’ll spend less time and effort tending to your décor.
Artificial flowers are more cost-effective over time because they don’t wilt or fade. To keep them vibrant, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and harsh weather.
Our artificial florals are crafted from polyester fabric, making them a safer choice for those allergic to pollen. Polyester fabric is commonly used to produce the most high-quality artificial flowers as it has a similar texture to real ones.
Find decorative flowers that match your home décor. From minimalist Scandinavian to modern farmhouse, you’ll find floral accents that will elevate your interior or exterior design.
WHAT ARE ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS MADE OF?
Traditionally, they’re made of silk, but permanent blooms today are crafted using a wider range of materials. Despite the use of synthetics, the best artificial flowers on the market are delightfully lifelike. The right materials and techniques make them look as good as—if not better than—their real counterparts. Here are some popular artificial flower materials used today:
Silk flowers are one of the most common alternatives to real blooms. Originally used to honor deities, they’re now popular for artificial wedding bouquets. While silk petals have a delicate finish, they’re also fragile. Plus, they may need more cleaning than other artificial flowers. So, consider displaying silk blooms indoors to lessen exposure to the elements. These would look great on bedside tables or bookshelves.
Polyester fabric is used to produce most artificial flowers today. Manufacturers usually dye, cut, and assemble these by hand to recreate the shape and texture of real blooms. The material is also quite malleable. Because of this, you’ll find various types of polyester décor flowers like flower wreaths, garlands, hanging baskets, and window boxes.
Foam flowers are robust and can withstand certain weather conditions such as rain. This is what makes them a popular choice for artificial flowers used outdoors. To maximize their durability, use foam-made blooms to make the perfect backdrop. Or incorporate them in overhead decorations for al fresco celebrations. Here’s one idea: make a floral archway for weddings, baptisms, and other themed parties.
High-quality plastic flowers endure prolonged water exposure, making them ideal for year-round use. Take advantage of this by creating a spa-like experience at home with plastic florals. Firstly, place a few flowers in a ceramic bowl filled with water in your bathroom. Next, string some blooms together with a nylon fishing line to form a flower curtain. Complete your sanctuary with SPRING CANDLES AND SCENTS.
Get inspired by crafters and DIY enthusiasts who create paper flowers out of tissue, crepe paper, or card stock. These blooms look like artificial and dried flora and make charming accents to any space. To elevate a Bohemian-themed room, combine paper blooms with dried flowers. Then, place them in a rustic container. Or drape a paper flower garland over your headboard to add a cozy touch to your bedroom.
WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
While each material has its advantages, polyester achieves the most realistic look. It's versatile in its ability to accept different colorings. Yet, it's also delicate enough to capture the essence of real petals. These make polyester flowers lifelike, whether appreciated from afar or up close.
Balsam Hill features a wide array of polyester-made flowers. Each floral arrangement boasts a natural-looking shine and touch that makes it stand out. The petals and leaves are hand-painted using premium materials, ensuring only the most natural-looking color and detail. In addition, we assemble most arrangements by hand, taking special care to include various accents.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
We offer a variety of indoor and OUTDOOR-SAFE FLORALS to brighten your home. Designed to achieve a lifelike effect, our permanent blossoms add charm and beauty to your spaces. From floral wreaths to potted blooms, our collections include a range of options to suit your spaces.
ARTIFICIAL FLORAL WREATHS & GARLANDS
Brighten up entryways with artificial wreaths and garlands featuring flowers on a bed of mixed greenery. Display pieces from the same foliage collection or in complementing colors for a cohesive look.
Perfect for: Front doors, windows, mantels, and moreSHOP FLORAL WREATHS & GARLANDS »
ARTIFICIAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
Add pops of color to any room with realistic flower arrangements set in a pot, vase, or basket. Select items feature an acrylic water illusion for a freshly cut look. Use them as table centerpieces or as decorative accents throughout your home.
Perfect for: Tabletops, counters, and windowsillsSHOP ARTIFICIAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS »
HANGING BASKETS & WINDOW BOXES
Create a charming welcome with vibrant blooms in a basket or a window flower box. Our hanging baskets come with a chain, while window boxes include adjustable hanger clips.
Perfect for: Porch, patio, and windowsillsSHOP HANGING BASKETS & WINDOW BOXES »
ARTIFICIAL TOPIARIES & URN FILLERS
Impress guests with manicured greenery and potted foliage that needs no maintenance. For an effortless glow, our topiaries are pre-lit with energy-efficient LED lights.
Perfect for: Entryways and porchesSHOP ARTIFICIAL TOPIARIES & URN FILLERS »
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWER?
The best type of artificial flower is the one that suits your style the most. When choosing artificial florals for your home, it is also ideal to consider the following things before purchasing permanent blooms.
Choose flowers that are made of high-quality materials, such as polyester. They make a good investment since they can be used year after year. Also, their realism makes them easy to mix with real flowers.
Look for flowers with colors that are currently in season. From soft WHITES to bright REDS, Balsam Hill has the best faux flowers that make wonderful additions to your décor.
Select the right container to complement your floral display. A glass vase adds elegance to your centerpiece, while stoneware or basket planters create a rustic look. For a creative touch, try containers like metal buckets or hand-painted mugs.
WHO HAS THE BEST ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
Balsam Hill’s artificial floral collections are made with the same passion and attention to detail that we put in our artificial Christmas trees. Here are the reasons why you should choose Balsam Hill flowers and floral decorations to style your home all year round.
Most of our flowers and spring décor are cut and dyed by hand to bring you lifelike colors and details. Our artificial floral arrangements feature flowers in various stages of bloom for a more organic look.
DECORATING MADE EASY
From artificial wreaths to floral arrangements, you’ll find matching collections to add color inside and outside your home. Our outdoor-safe florals are crafted with a protective UV coating, making them highly resistant to color fading.
A VARIETY OF OPTIONS
Find the perfect flower arrangement for your home from our wide but well-curated range of eye-catching flower arrangements. Our designers mix and match different types of quality artificial flowers and foliage in assorted color palettes to create beautiful displays.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
WHERE TO BUY ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
You can purchase Balsam Hill’s premium artificial flowers directly from our website. Enjoy free shipping on all orders to the contiguous US.
HOW TO USE ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS OUTSIDE
The best artificial flowers for the outdoors should be able to withstand exposure to the elements. Decorate your porch, patio, and other exterior spaces with artificial foliage specifically designed for outdoor use. Balsam Hill’s outdoor-safe artificial florals are crafted with UV protection to prevent damage from the elements. Choose from our wide collection of outdoor-safe wreaths, garlands, window boxes, hanging baskets, potted foliage, and topiaries.
Adorn your home with only the best floral displays from Balsam Hill. Visit our website to browse our beautiful artificial flowers that last all year long. You may also visit our RESOURCE CENTER to learn more about our artificial flowers and foliage.
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