It’s completely normal for us humans to seek beautiful sights and things. Thus, flowers have become items that are used as decorations and gifts. These flowers are even more beautiful when they are picked and given when they are in full bloom.
As the years progressed, however, there have been innovations with flowers as decorative items. This is in the invention of artificial flowers. The Chinese first used silk to create artificial flowers 1,500 years ago and were worn by ladies on their hair. Through trading, this trend eventually spread to Japan, Korea and then Europe. The French then mastered the art of creating faux flowers in the 15th century. Artificial flowers were then more sought in 1920 especially by florists during times that flowers would be out of season.
In today’s world, crafting artificial flowers and using them for more than one purpose has become recognized in the entire world. More importantly, artificial flowers these days look even more realistic and close to the real thing.
Other than that, here are other reasons why artificial flowers are a good choice for decorations and more:
Evidently, artificial flowers last longer than real flowers which can only last for at least one to two weeks. However, that’s only when they are watered and stored well. Artificial flowers, however, can last a lifetime as its flowers, stem, and leaves will not wilt away.
#2 Low Maintenance
Real flowers, when you want to them to last, have to be constantly watered and placed in the right vases. You might also need to change the water/ Sometimes, water may also not be enough to keep it alive. You may need to keep it in certain environments such as a place in your home where sunlight comes in. In short, real flowers are high maintenance and require a lot of care and attention so that they can be beautiful for as long as possible. Artificial flowers, on the other hand, do not need to be watered daily. Perhaps the only maintenance for artificial flowers is keeping them away from sunlight so that its colors don’t fade.
#3 No Allergies
Real flowers have pollen or other components that can cause allergies to certain individuals. There may also be flowers that can be poisonous to cats and dogs. If you have kids or pets or you yourself are allergic to certain flowers but enjoy the sight of flowers in your home, artificial flowers are the perfect choice for you as they do not have any poisonous and allergy-causing pollens.
#4 Not As Fragile
If you have kids and pets who are always running around the house, real flowers in your home may be in danger of being damaged when their vases fall and break. Kids and pets can also be very curious so they may pick your flower out from the vase and play with its petals and stems. You don’t have to worry about these kinds of accidents with artificial flowers, though. Since they’re made mostly of plastic or various types of cloths, they won’t easily break when they fall or when kids and pets’ curiosity gets the best of them.
Spilled water from the vase? Soil from the pot got to the tablecloth? Is water in the vase starting to smell? Pests living in the plant? You won’t experience these with artificial flowers.
#6 No Need to Wait for The Season
There are a lot of flowers that only grow in certain seasons and places. Thus, you have to wait for them to be in season to finally purchase them for your home or as a gift. Some flowers also grow only in certain places. Thus, you have to wait for them to be transported. These are things you won’t have to experience though when it comes to artificial flowers. Your favorite flowers can easily be replicated even when they’re not in season or normally grow in your area.
#7 Easily Transportable
Have you ever experienced buying flowers for your mother, only to arrive at the party with wilted flowers in your hand? You may have held them the wrong way on your way or it may have fallen in the back seat of your car when you made a sharp turn. They may have also wilted due to the heat in your car as you were driving for long hours. Due to their fragile nature, travelling with real flowers can be a real hassle. Artificial plants, however, are easy to transport as they are resistant to the heat and can easily be styled again if it was disarranged on your way.
#8 Less Expensive
Obviously, real flowers can be very expensive, especially when they’re in season. There’s also the fact that they will have to be replaced when they’re wilted. This means you’ll be spending more money. Artificial flowers, on the contrary, are much more affordable and don’t need to be replaced every two weeks. Thus, saving you a lot of money (and time, too!)
To sum it up, artificial flowers offer a lot of benefits for homeowners who enjoy the presence and sight of beautiful flowers. Have you decided on getting your own artificial flower arrangement for your home, your office, or as a gift to a special one?