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Silk Flowers

Silk flowers are a wonderful way to have beautiful bouquets in your home without having to worry about watering or dead flowers. They are now so natural looking that it is only by touching them that you can tell they are not real. Silk flowers can last for years, and they can be used over and over again. They can be used in every room in the house.

When buying silk flowers to make arrangements, here are some decorator tips:

  • The simplest bouquets are made by using a single type and color of flower (such as tulips) and putting them in a vase. These arrangements are most effective using flowers currently in bloom.
  • Combinations of silk flowers can be done by selecting a variety of blooms and foliage. You can choose a seasonal group of flowers, a group of different textured flowers in various shades of the same color, or a group of highly contrasting colors.
  • Arrangements used as centerpieces for the table should not be more than 12 inches high so that people can talk over the flowers.
  • Most arrangements are more successful if they look good from all angles. A good rule of thumb is to place the tallest flowers in the center and shorter ones around the edges.
  • The container used in arrangements should suit the style of the bouquet. Rustic containers look good with very casual arrangements; more formal looks call for more elegant containers.

Finally, all silk flowers will last longer if they are not placed directly in the sun.

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