I’m officially embracing spring in every area of my life. I’m wearing fewer sweaters and more t-shirts, my nail color is popping, and my home decor is getting refreshed, starting with what I’m putting in my vases–spring stems. I would argue that what you put inside of the vase is equally important as the decorative vase itself, and when it’s spring, you want them both to look and feel lively! I always recommend heading to your own yard and clipping whatever branches you have, but I also keep a collection of faux stems up in the attic for all seasons. The newest addition to the collection is these faux greenlight hydrangeas that are too good to pass up.
We have real hydrangeas planted in our yard, but they need more time to mature and bloom before I start clipping. In the meantime, I’ve been moving these faux limelight hydrangeas all around the house–they’ve been in our bedroom, the range nook, our living room, and now our dining room! One bunch is $11, and I put three in this vase for a fuller, more realistic look. I love them so much.
If you’re not in an area where branches are green quite yet, or you’re like me, and you want your branches to last longer… faux is a great way to go. Some might say it’s controversial, but these are not your grandmother’s fake flowers. Greenery has come a long way and looks and feels more realistic than ever!
I also got these faux lilacs that are impeccable. If you want the best of the best when it comes to fake greenery, Afloral is the way to go–everything they sell looks so realistic and true to life. I mixed in eight white and four pink, and they make the perfect spring bouquet!
Branches are a great (even free if you source outdoors) way to decorate your home seasonally and to make a big impact with little to no effort. If you want to invest in some faux spring stems to breathe fresh air into your home, here are a bunch that I would recommend.
1. Ficus Leaf Stem $4
2. Faux Seeded Eucalyptus Stem $5
3. Silk Peonies $9
4. Osmanthus Stem $10
5. Artificial Hydrangea Bouquet $11
6. Dried Lavender Bunch $19
7. Eucalyptus Pod Branch $22
8. Eucalytus Evergreen Branch $24
9. Pink Lilac Spray $26
10. Cream Lilac Spray $28
11. Green Budding Branch $28
12. Queen Anne’s Lace And Cosmos Bouquet $39
13. Green Real Touch Hydrangea $42
14. Artificial Fig Branch $44
15. Peach Stems $55
16. White Blossom Branch $79
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