Who doesn’t love having flowers around? Whether y’all get (or give) them as a gift, keep them around the house, or use them when decorating for weddings and other exciting gatherings, there’s no denying the popularity of fresh, colorful bouquets. Unfortunately, fresh-cut flowers don’t last very long. They’re also not great for the environment, especially if you keep replacing them every other week.
Don’t panic just yet—I’ve got some great recommendations for other ways you can incorporate beautiful blooms into your decorating. Take the more environmentally friendly route with these green and gorgeous alternatives to fresh flowers.
Herbs and House Plants
Fresh flowers aren’t the only way to bring a bit of the natural world into your home. Y’all can keep succulents, herbs, cacti, and other potted plants much longer than you’ll be able to maintain flowers. If you’re not much of a green thumb, start with something easy like a succulent or spider plant. Alternatively, up your cooking game by keeping your favorite herbs in the house.
If y’all are still looking for the lovely look of fresh flowers, there are a few long-lasting replicas that look so good, they’ll fool you into thinking they’re real. One of my favorite options is the handcrafted sola flower. These wooden flowers are soft to the touch, making it easy for them to mimic the delicate appearance of all your favorite blooms. Plus, crafters can use dyes, fragrances, and other techniques to make these flowers look exactly like the real thing. My favorite part, though, is the fact that sola flowers can last for decades if you take care of them.
Fabric flowers are among the best alternatives to fresh flowers. This option is perfect for your budget and the planet. Fabric flowers are some of the easiest fake flowers to find. Unlike plastic alternatives, they consist of eco-friendly materials—especially when you choose options like organic cotton or burlap. Expert crafters can make these soft flower alternatives look like any real bloom. Plus, you can find them as singles, in bouquets, in wreaths, and so much more. The best part of all is that fabric flowers require zero maintenance. Say goodbye to watering and hello to gorgeous blooms that will never wither away.