Creative Secrets For Decorating with Faux Flowers and Plants in Your Home

Using faux flowers in home decor can be a stylish and practical choice. 

Diane James silk flowers faux alchemy collectionDiane James Home orchid in our black glossy powder room – they make some of the best fake flowers. 

Using Faux Flowers In Your Home Decor 

While there’s nothing like real flowers, this isn’t always the most practical solution.

Today, we’ll take a look at some the best artificial flowers on the market – ones which are almost as good as the real thing.

So, let’s explore some truly elegant and creative ways to incorporate faux floral arrangements into your home – the best part is no green thumb is required!


Elegant Centerpieces For Your Dining Room Table

One of my favorite places to use a faux arrangement is on the dining table.

This is a great place to start…

Since it’s really not practical for me to keep fresh flower arrangements on this table year round, I love to use faux stems here.

These arrangements above are from Diane James Home, they make some of the best faux flowers on the market.

Using realistic faux flowers like these, adds visual interest and it’s a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral room.

Pro tip – If you’re just starting out with faux blooms, orchids are a great choice.

Most artificial orchids look so much like real blooms, people often have to touch them to realize they’re fake!

More design details and sources for our dining room.

Seasonal Decor Switch-Up

Faux flowers allow you to easily switch up your home decor with the changing seasons. 

Consider using individual stems like spring blooms, summer wildflowers, autumn foliage, or Balsam Hill winter berries to capture the essence of each season.

pink faux flowers with blue and white pottery.

Pottery Barn has some of the best looking artificial flower stems and you can often find them on sale.

I like to personalize them a bit – and often cut them down to a more manageable size with wire cutters.

They also have a beautiful selection of faux plants which look just as good as the real deal.

In addition, you might want to check your local thrift stores, last year I found a beautiful urn with faux cherry blossoms at a nearby Goodwill.

faux blooms on kitchen counter.More details and sources for our kitchen design and decor.

Living Room Decor

When it comes to styling a room with artificial florals, sometimes less is more.

One of my favorite things is use one beautiful floral display on a coffee table.

Silk flowers like this elegant orchid arrangement add a bit of elegant whimsy to my living room.

You can also spruce up your bookshelves or open shelves with strategically placed faux flower arrangements. 

However, remember – when it comes to using artificial blooms, as a general rule – a little bit goes a long way.

Bedroom Bliss

Fake flower arrangements always look so pretty on a bedside table.

Enhance the tranquility of your bedroom by incorporating faux flowers into your decor. 

Consider placing them on your nightstand, dresser, or even arranging a bouquet on your headboard for a touch of romance.

Look for arrangements like this one from Diane James with clear vases and this clever fake water design.

Like I mentioned earlier, this company has the most realistic look when it comes to beautiful faux flowers.

nightstand featuring faux florals on it.

Bathroom Elegance

Bring a spa-like atmosphere to your bathroom by placing fake plants on the vanity or around the bathtub. 

One of my favorite tips from interior designers is to use odd numbers in vignettes like this.

Simple tips like sticking to a monochromatic color scheme really help to elevate the overall look of your styling.

grouping of three succulents.Find this set of three faux succulents here.

faux floral in table setting for the holidays.

Table Settings and Dinner Parties

Impress your guests by incorporating faux flowers into your table settings for dinner parties or special occasions. 

Create stylish napkin rings using faux flowers or place a small arrangement at each place setting.



Hope you enjoyed these ideas for using faux flowers in your home.

As you can see, this is such an easy way to get the look of fresh flowers all year round.

Scroll through below for some of my favorite faux flowers for your home:

If you’re looking for even more inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts below:

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Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist Paint Review.

Top Three White Trim Paint Colors.

Benjamin Moore Cape Hatteras Sand.

The Top 10 Paint Colors For Your Kitchen Cabinets.

Time to Switch to a Faux Christmas Tree?

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige Paint Review.

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  1. Gray Maher wrote:

    I met them at Atlanta Gift Market once. The were lovely and have beautiful things,

    Published on 1.23.19 · Reply
  2. courtney wrote:

    Do you know what faucet that is in the top photo?

    Published on 7.11.18 · Reply
  3. Wow!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful post, Sue. We also remember the day when we connected in real life and are so grateful for the long time friendship we’ve had. Your beautiful home provided the most perfect setting in which to shoot our new collection.
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    Published on 7.11.18 · Reply