Buying Guide: Faux Flowers

Flowers instantly transform a room. They have the ability to change the look and feel of a space with ease. You can dress a room for the season by bringing flowers indoors. They can create focal points on a console or dress a table for dinner. They can be as simple or elaborate as you decide or as the occasion requires. I think it’s safe to say that we all love flowers… but if like me you love to have flowers in every room at all times of the year it can become expensive! Which is where faux flowers come in.

Now I love nothing more than real flowers, flowers that fill a room with their beauty and scent but I also cannot deny how much I love faux flowers and the cost savings…. in the long run. I think it’s worth nothing that some faux flowers may seem expensive but they’re an investment and that’s worth remembering. When buying faux flowers they’re worth every penny so invest your money wisely and buy the best you can. Faux flowers don’t need to look like plastic, there are some amazing faux flowers on the market now and long term they will absolutely save you money. So, here are some of my favourites…

What do you think about faux flowers… love or hate?

Faux Flowers

  1. Country Interiors
  2. Hudson Home
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  4. Neptune 
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  6. Abigail Ahern
  7. Fox Flowers
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September Inspiration

Oh September… You fill me with inspiration.

The colours, the sounds, smells and tastes. Everyday I find myself thankful.

This month I’m inspired by the trees, giving us a sneak preview of what the next few weeks hold, shades of green with a burnt orange and yellow undertone. My hydrangeas by the front door, now fading and taking on a gentle vintage hue, aged to perfection and ready to be dried, their beauty frozen in time. Golden green apples and pears in abundance on the trees in our garden and long walks to pick the delicious berries filling our hedgerows, ripe for picking, so delicious and sweet we’re lucky to make it home with any left in our basket… And if they do, boy do they make the sweetest apple crumble, perfect for Sunday evenings as the nights close in.

One of my favourite things about September is all the food that nature is willing to give away so freely and so, it felt only natural that this month I focus my interiors inspiration in the kitchen. That and my love for apple crumble and custard, it’s one of my favourite desserts, what about you?

Muted green kitchens. If you’re feeling brave, green kitchen cupboards are a match made in heaven for country homes and if not, how about a wall or some freestanding furniture. I currently have some green paint ready to transform my bureau and I cannot wait!

Decorate kitchen tables with faded pink hydrangeas and berries, if you aren’t lucky enough to have your own hydrangea bushes to cut from, then Hudson Home have the most beautiful selection of faux flowers, perfect for this time of year. Bowls of juicy red and green apples on the kitchen worktop ready to crunch. Candles ready to burn, choose berry red and spiced scents to really capture the season.

Honestly, what isn’t there to love?

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Image credits: Neptune Home / Hudson Home / CakeandMoss / Houseonheatherfield / Pinterest

Trend Alert – Cane and wicker Furniture

Now this is a trend I can get on board with.

Perfect as Autumn starts nipping at our toes, cane, bamboo and rattan furniture is making a comeback and adding some much needed warmth and texture in our homes. No longer reminiscent of the 70’s  furniture reserved for conservatories, the high street have reinvented cane and wicker furniture.

Searching Pinterest a couple of weeks ago I found my first piece of cane furniture… a headboard. I fell head over heals and so began my journey looking for a similar cane headboard. No such luck as yet but it seems I’m not the only one a little bit in love with cane furniture. It’s popping up everywhere.

I’ve rounded up some of my most inspiring images, helping you introduce cane, bamboo and rattan into your home this Autumn/Winter. The perfect addition to Country Interiors, coastal cottages or boho homes alike with its natural textures, colours and warmth.

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Image Credits: Pinterest / Studio McGee / Maison Du Monde / RoseandGrey