Artificial flowers are a great way to add a touch of freshness to your space without the upkeep. The realism, however, isn’t the same for all faux florals. In this guide, we’ll share tips on how to choose the best artificial flowers, including the most realistic flowers in our collection.
TIPS ON CHOOSING THE BEST ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
Here are the things to keep in mind when choosing artificial flowers for home decoration:
LOOK FOR HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS
Silk, polyester, and plastic are some of the most common materials in making lifelike florals. Choose high-quality pieces that replicate the look, quality, and feel of real flowers.
PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Check for small details like real-looking veins, texture, and edges on petals, leaves, and stems. The shapes and sizes of the petals should also be similar to their real counterparts.
CONSIDER COLOR ACCURACY
The best faux florals closely mimic fresh flowers in terms of color, tones, and shading. Check for consistency in the petals and leaves and how they look in different lighting conditions.
THE MOST REALISTIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
Below are some of the most realistic pieces in our collection – from ARTIFICIAL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS to lifelike flower wreaths and garlands.
This realistic flower arrangement is crafted from hand-painted polyester petals and features colorful dahlias and poppies set in a clear glass vase with an acrylic water illusion. Arranged by hand, each piece is unique with slight variations. For indoor or covered outdoor use.SHOP DAHLIA ARRANGEMENT »
HYDRANGEA & RANUNCULUS ARRANGEMENT
Designed with hydrangeas and ranunculus, this mixed floral arrangement is crafted and painted by hand. The realistic flowers are set in a glass vase with acrylic water illusion for a beautifully lifelike effect. Display it on tabletops, windowsills, or countertops to add a pop of color to the room.SHOP HYDRANGEA & RANUNCULUS ARRANGEMENT »
AMETHYST GARDEN ARRANGEMENT
Stunningly realistic hellebores, lilacs, and lavender make up this flower arrangement. Set in an antiqued silver finish ceramic pot, this artificial floral display is crafted and arranged by hand. Set it on the coffee table as a centerpiece or on the mantel as an accent.SHOP AMETHYST GARDEN ARRANGEMENT »
PROVENCAL LAVENDER WREATH
This artificial flower wreath features long lavender stalks with pink flowers and silver-gray leaves for added realism. Inspired by the beautiful French countryside, this lavender wreath is a gorgeous addition to your porch and patio, as well as the mantel and interior walls.SHOP PROVENCAL LAVENDER WREATH »
FRENCH MARKET WREATH
Reminiscent of floral markets in Paris, this wreath features purple cattails, white lilacs, and thistles with mixed greenery. Hang it on your front door for a charming spring welcome or above the fireplace mantel to create a cheerful focal point for the living room.SHOP FRENCH MARKET WREATH »
OUTDOOR PROVENCE ROSE WREATH
Featuring cottage roses in varying shades of pink, this artificial floral wreath adds warmth and elegance to doors and windows. Each bloom is handcrafted with over 40 petals and arranged on a bed of eucalyptus leaves, dock stems, and ivy leaves.SHOP OUTDOOR PROVENCE ROSE WREATH »
SPRING IN BLOOM GARLAND
Designed with a hand-gathered look, this garland features poppies, orchids, freesia, wild statice, ranunculus, cherry blossoms, kumquats, and tulips set on a natural vine frame. Use it as a dining table centerpiece or hang it on your doorframe for a cheery welcome.SHOP SPRING IN BLOOM GARLAND »
MARSEILLE MEADOW GARLAND
This floral garland is handcrafted from polyester and features ranunculus, waxflower blooms, silver brunia, and assorted leaves. Set it on the table as a centerpiece to elevate your dinner parties or drape it along the mantel to create a charming springtime display.SHOP MARSEILLE MEADOW GARLAND »
SUNRISE BLOOMS GARLAND
Bring the sunshine in with an array of cottage roses, peonies, ranunculus, cosmos, billy buttons, fern, and eucalyptus leaves. Crafted and painted by hand, this vibrant artificial garland is also available as a wreath and floral arrangement.SHOP SUNRISE BLOOMS GARLAND »
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are the answers to some of the common questions about artificial flowers.
WHAT ARE THE MOST REALISTIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
The most realistic flowers are those made from high-quality materials like silk, polyester, and foam. While each material has its advantages, polyester fabric achieves the most lifelike appearance. We offer a range of polyester flowers including dahlias, tulips, and peonies.
WHO SELLS THE MOST REALISTIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
Balsam Hill has a well-curated assortment of the most realistic artificial flowers in the market. Our designers mix and match different flower types and foliage to create beautiful and TRENDY FLORAL DISPLAYS.
WHAT TYPES OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS ARE BEST FOR OUTDOORS?
OUTDOOR-SAFE FLORALS are the best artificial flowers for decorating al fresco spaces. The foliage on these products is treated with UV protection so they can withstand the elements. To last longer, however, we recommend outdoor display for a total of 3 months every year.
We hope this guide helped you in choosing the best flower decorations for your space. Click the button below to see our full collection of artificial flower arrangements, wreaths, POTTED FLOWERS, and more.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DECORATING WITH ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
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WHY CHOOSE ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS: THE BALSAM HILL GUIDE
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