How do you make artificial flower arrangements look realistic?


Quick Answer

To make artificial flower arrangements look realistic, observe real plants and choose the fake ones carefully. Consider important details like color, finishing and type. Display the artificial arrangement for less than two weeks because that is how long natural blossoms last.

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Go to a flower shop to observe the detail of real flowers before purchasing artificial ones. Look at the flower displays to see how florists design them. These arrangements often have several different types of textured greenery. Florists always match flowers to a specific season, like using spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils together.

Colors that are too bright or cheap looking don't look natural. Harmonize colors because hues that don't match, such as rust and hot pink, make the flowers look fake. Look at the finishing on the stems of the fake flowers to see if there are visible seams or other details.

Use flowers that match your decor. For example, a formal arrangement looks out of place in a casual room. Exotic flowers often look fake so use common blossoms that most people recognize, like carnations or irises. If using a vase cut the stems to fit and allow greenery to hang over the rim so guests won't notice that there isn't any water in the vase.

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