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How to Style Faux Stems for High Impact Florals 2023

by Rainsford Company January 29, 2023

How to Style Faux Stems for High Impact Florals 2023

We're taking a short-cut to spring with faux florals. When it's too soon to get the real thing, it's best to refresh with high quality fauxs that you'll have in your decorating bag of tricks for years to come! High quality fauxs are worth every penny and are a cinch to style due to their hardy bendable stems.

Here are three quick tips for getting the best out of your artificial stems, so you can enjoy a burst of blooms long before the spring thaw.

TIP 1:
Be really, really picky about quality.

Some the key things we look for in faux greenery for a super convincing, natural look: subtle variations in colour, wire stems, and minimal fabric. Luckily, these are all easily checked off when shopping Rainsford Company's greenery collection. We're extremely selective with all the stems and plants we bring into the shop, so you can be confident you're getting the good stuff.

TIP 2:
The "Bend and Fluff" is key.

Remember those wire stems we mentioned? Use 'em. Get handsy and bend, twist and curve your stems into natural, organic shapes. The prettiest arrangements are fluffy and full from all angles, with blooms and leaves branching out from multiple levels. (This is a case where symmetry is not your friend.) When using an opaque vase (such solid glazed ceramic, or terracotta pottery, or painted glass), you can even bend the ends of the stems in a loop to create different heights within your arrangement.

TIP 3:
Mix varieties of flowers and foliage for a playful look, or stick to one type for simple styling.

Just like with arranging real cut flowers, how many varieties you choose to combine is entirely up to you. We love the simplicity of a big bunch of one style of stem, but feel free to get creative by mixing in additional greenery, or pairing up flowers with blooms in contasting sizes.


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