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Make artificial florals look like the real deal

An artificial arrangement paired with metallic-inspired pieces looks more natural.
An artificial arrangement paired with metallic-inspired pieces looks more natural. TNS

Artificial florals were once taboo.

Lately, they’ve become more popular.

SUCCULENTS

At first glance, artificial succulents often don’t look much different than the real thing. Succulents are attractive and modern decorations and pair well with items such as sand, stone, grasses and branches.

SILK FLORALS

When choosing silk florals, consider arrangements that are both large and small. Small single bloom arrangements may prove to have the biggest impact on a side table, end table or in a bathroom.

MAKE YOUR OWN

Making your own arrangements can be fun, easy and affordable. Some basic materials include:

▪  A vessel to use for your arrangement

▪  Blooms or succulents (bunches or individual stems)

▪  Moss, river stones or sand to create a foundation for your arrangement

INTERESTING ARRANGEMENTS

Instead of just choosing a traditional floral arrangement, why not consider one that is unique? From bamboo to topiary, artificial flowers don’t have to look fake.

MIX AND MATCH

One of the most successful design techniques is to mix and match, which can also apply when using artificial flowers. Whether in a single room or throughout the home, mix and match different styles of arrangements for maximum impact.

Contact Emmy Award-winning television host and interior design and home staging expert Cathy Hobbs at info@cathyhobbs.com; email:info@cathyhobbs.com; website: www.cathyhobbs.com.

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