Faux Flowers Summer Style

Faux flowers are perfect for summertime arrangements when the temperatures are high and fresh flowers wilt quickly.

Faux flowers are not what they used to be. Some are so realistic, that you can’t tell they are faux! For summer, faux flowers are great for adding a carefree pop of color and decor. Check out these ideas for inspiration. Your home will be looking summer-ready in no time!

How to Arrange Pink Faux Flowers in a Vase
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Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. If you live back east, the hydrangea bushes are HUGE and filled with big puffy blooms. If you live on the west coast, where I live, the hydrangeas are not quite as spectacular.

I have tried all of the tips and tricks for making cut hydrangeas last longer. Sometimes the blooms last. Sometimes they don’t. I feel like lasting hydrangeas are comparable to waiting for a perfectly ripe avocado, it’s a bit of a crapshoot.

Faux hydrangeas to the rescue! Faux hydrangeas are one example of a faux flower that looks absolutely real. And they never wilt! I have faux hydrangeas in numerous colors. I even mix faux and real hydrangeas together.

table set with hyacinth placemat, copper charger, green plate, green glasses, copper candlesticks, and green flowers in a vase

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I feel like I’ve tried all of the hydrangea life-extending tricks, but if you have any to share, please do! I just saw this trick shared by Katie Couric. It was a new one to me!


How to Arrange Faux Flowers in a Vase

I absolutely adore peonies. Sadly, we can’t grow peonies here in Southern California because they require a freeze. West coasters are beholden to peony season and anxiously wait for the buzz to start … peonies are at Trader Joe’s … and then we all swarm!

Peony season is a short one here, so I have a fairly large collection of faux peonies and I love them! While nothing is as wonderful as the real thing, these are pretty darn close!

How to Arrange Peach Faux Flowers in a Vase

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Favorite Vases and Vessels

How to Arrange Pink Faux Flowers in a Vase

Sullivan’s Decor has the most incredible vases. This is not a sponsored post, I just really, really love their vases. The one pictured above is one of my absolute favorites. When I purchased it, I loved the look of it but wasn’t sure how much I would use it because the shape was a little bit funky.

I think this might be my favorite, go-to vase! I love how the summery flowers seem to be growing out of it! The size of this vase is perfect for a centerpiece. The flowers stay low so that they don’t block anyone’s view across the table (my husband’s pet peeve). It also holds a lot of flowers.

For the arrangement above, I used a number of different faux flowers to create it. I used color as my guide and pulled all of the faux flowers I had in that color and started creating! Here is an important tip, when arranging faux flowers, DO NOT cut the stems, simply bend them. That way, when you reuse the flowers in a taller arrangement, you just bend them back! I used ranunculus, calliopsis, and some butterfly ranunculus. I love how this arrangement turned out!

Another piece of advice I have to share about arranging flowers is to use vessels that aren’t necessarily meant for flowers. Get creative! One of my favorite things to use for flowers is a hammered copper bowl. Fresh or faux flowers, they all look amazing in this copper bowl. Crocks, battery jars, decoupaged flower pots. The sky is the limit!

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Blooming Branches

How to Arrange Pink Faux Flowers in a Vase

I love the way that blooming branches look. A little bit like fireworks, like they are bursting they are so happy! I especially love faux flowering branches, because I don’t have to constantly pick up the blooms as they drop!

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Creating a Vignette with Faux Flowers

How to Arrange Faux Flowers in a Vase

I love to use faux flowers in a vignette. Calliopsis flowers are perfect for creating just a little bit of color and an interesting shape. The vases pictured above are another of my favorites. You can use them together, use just two, or use them one at a time!

How to Arrange Lavender Faux Flowers in a Vase

Faux lavender is another great faux flower to keep on hand. I grabbed a handful of the faux lavender stems, popped them into an ironstone pitcher, and voila, a little pop of color on a side table!


How to Arrange Faux Flowers in a Vase

I think I am loving the glass and rattan trend. It’s a little boho, and I love the texture that it adds to an arrangement. What do you think?

Summertime is the perfect time to add a touch of faux floral fun around your house. Faux flowers are perfect to use, whether you are dressing your home up for summer guests or just adding a splash of color for every day! Let me know how will you be styling your faux flowers this summer!

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  1. Alum is the key to make hydrangeas LAST! Dip the cut stem in the alum (it’s a pickling spice) and arrange the blooms in your vessel with cool water. When I change the water (usually every 3 days), I cut a bit off the stems (always at a diagonal) & redip in the alum. Even in So Cal, my cut hydrangeas last for at least 2 weeks. The alum has been a game changer!!!

  2. I have loved faux flowers and greens forever! I am so sick and tired of the so-called experts who scoff at faux…if you buy quality and arrange them in natural groupings, they can be better than real! The key is to change them out regularly, just like you would with fresh, and keep them dust free. Yours are exquisite!!!!

  3. Funny: Why did we start using the French word “faux” instead of the English “fake” to make it sound better? Guess that’s what a euphemism is…Anyway, I think the key to using fake flowers is using real greenery. Obviously, certain types of blooms look more realistic than others, but I truly think that the greenery is the key. Assuming you change the water, greenery lasts for weeks, and if your arrangement is in a clear vase, then the water will definitely make it all seem wayyyyy more realistic than visible plastic stems in an empty glass container. This is the only way I can use fake blooms.

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