September is often seen as a time of new beginnings. From the start of a new school or university year to the new season, there is much to look forward to. You might also be thinking about new adventures or even just an autumn refresh of your interior. Perhaps, like us, you are planning to update your home for autumn by adding some seasonal accessories or faux flowers. Before we start our new season update, we always like to find out what autumn’s interior trends are.
As well as giving us inspiration for our autumn arrangements, it also means we can easily incorporate the trends without spending too much money. A factor we know is at the forefront of most people’s minds this year.
If you need a little interior inspiration this month, then read on as we share our top picks of this autumn’s interior trends.
We know that many of you might have fully embraced the neutral interiors trend. If you are starting to get bored of all the creams and greys, then this trend could be for you. Adding mineral or earthy tones to your home can add interest and warmth. It is also an easy way to add colour without repainting walls or investing in new furniture.
An easy way to embrace this trend is to replace plain or neutral vases for coloured ones. For example, both our Copper Lustre, Footed Hourglass Vase and Mouth Blown Amber Vase with a Lustre Finish will help to create a fresh new look for your existing Peony arrangements.
You could also consider adding warmth to your home by changing the type of artificial flowers you have on display. If you have been enjoying the beauty of white or cream hydrangeas this summer, then why not switch them for these wonderful Autumnal Green Hydrangeas on a Long Woody Stem. The gorgeous pale green is exactly the same shade that real hydrangeas start to turn in autumn. Or for a slightly more dramatic and bolder look, opt for our stunning Purple and Green Pom Pom Hydrangea Stem.
New Season Greenery
Adding houseplants to your home is an interior trend which is definitely here to stay. However if you’re not very green fingered then we have the perfect solution. Our wonderful selection of faux houseplants means you can easily embrace this autumn interiors trend. And you don't have to worry about watering them either!
Our top picks from our collection include these incredibly natural looking ferns in an engraved pot and our elegant Bonsai tree in real moss. Both have been created to look as botanically correct as possible.
No list of autumn interiors trends would be complete without including classic autumn colours. From vibrant red and orange to pale yellow or gold. An easy way into this trend is to add your favourite flowers and foliage to a simple glass vessel. You could even create different sized displays for several rooms in your home.
Some of our favourite stems for this season include the brightness of our Orange and Yellow Daisy Stem with Buds and Foliage, these beautiful Red Trailing berries and our Real touch brown/green fern stem.
Or for an even simpler way to add a hint of autumn to your home, why not select one of our fabulous seasonal arrangements such as this gorgeous Yellow Chrysanthemums and Foliage with Woody Branched Berries which comes complete with our glass optic vase.
New Season Metallics
Gold is set to be a very big interiors trend, not just for autumn, but also into 2024 as well. This doesn’t mean you have to rush out and order gold wallpaper to redecorate your entire home though. Think more along the lines of adding a hint of gold via beautiful metallic accessories. This will add a luxurious look to your interior, even if you do not have the luxurious budget to match.
Again, an easy way to embrace this trend is by swapping your existing vases for something in a golden tone which will perfectly catch the autumnal sunshine. One of our favourite vases is this stunning geometric Handmade Metallic Ceramic Vessel. Perfect for displaying any of your taller stems.
Another fabulous option is this glamorous Real Touch Black Phalaenopsis Orchid in a Rose Gold Ceramic Vase. A must have piece for any orchid fan!
Enjoy The New Season
We hope our guide to this autumn’s interior trends has given you plenty of ideas for updating your home for the new season. You don’t have to make big changes to create a fresh new look for any of the spaces in your home. It can be as simple as changing the colour or shape of your vase. Or by adding a few autumnal stems to an existing arrangement. As always, we would love to see how you are styling your Peony flowers and vessels in your home. So don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or drop us a message to let us know how you’ll be celebrating the new autumn season.
Congratulations to you if you have recently got engaged and have started planning your perfect wedding day! Organising a wedding can be one of the most exciting, yet also one of the most stressful (and expensive) things that we will do in our lives.
From choosing a venue to writing the guest list and searching for the perfect outfit, the “to do” list can feel never ending at times. One other thing you should also consider organising sooner rather than later is your wedding flowers. With many florists booked up months in advance, and the cost of fresh flowers increasing with the seasons, picking your perfect flowers might be harder than you think.
However, there is another way: faux flowers. Not convinced that faux will offer you the look you have been dreaming of? Well, read on as we provide you with 5 amazing reasons why you should choose faux over fresh.
1) You can organise and choose your exact flowers earlier
Whilst you can find a florist, see examples of their work and look at the type of roses or peonies etc. that you would like, you will not get to see your actual wedding flowers until they arrive two to three days before your wedding.
However, if you choose to work with a florist or company that specialises in faux flowers, you will be able to pick every single flower and piece of foliage many months in advance. If you have a particular shade of pink or white in mind then you will be able to view their entire collection of flowers and find the exact colours to match your colour scheme.
2) You do not have to worry about what season you’re getting married in and whether your flowers will be available
A summer wedding is perfect for many of our favourite flowers, as they are in season and readily available. But, this is obviously not the case if you’re having a spring or winter wedding. If you would like your bouquet or aisle flowers to include roses, and you’re getting married in November, then your florist will have to import them from South America or Africa. Not only will your flowers have a larger carbon footprint, they will also be far more expensive to source.
If you choose faux then your florist will have a large supply of roses, in all colours, regardless of the season. Your flowers will also cost you the same in winter as they would at the height of summer - perfect if you are trying to keep to a strict floral budget!
3) Faux flowers will last forever
It might seem an obvious thing to say, but cut flowers will generally only last for a maximum of two weeks. Whereas faux flowers, if looked after properly, will still look as good in ten years time as they do now.
This makes faux flowers the perfect option for not only your bridal bouquet but also for your bridesmaids and flower girl arrangements too. After your wedding day you can keep your bouquet and arrange it in your favourite vase to enjoy all year round as a beautiful keepsake. Your bridesmaids and flower girls can also keep their flowers as a thank you for being part of your special day.
4) Faux flowers are the perfect choice for destination weddings
If you are getting married abroad, either in Europe or further afield, then you can easily cross “organise wedding bouquet and bridesmaid flowers” off your list by choosing faux. Faux flowers pack really well so can be added to your suitcase alongside your wedding outfit and accessories. Taking your own bouquet with you also ensures that you are not disappointed if the wedding flowers you organised by email turn out not to look as good in reality as they did in the photographs.
5) Faux flowers are incredibly realistic
One of the most common questions we are asked here at Peony Faux Flowers is whether our flowers look as good as the real thing. Often this is by people who have never physically seen our flowers before, but when they do, they soon realise just how botanically correct they are. We have worked closely with our suppliers to create exact copies of flowers both in our own gardens and of all the florists' favourite flowers. Many of our flowers, especially our roses, have real to the touch petals to make them even more realistic.
We are confident that unless you tell your guests your wedding bouquet is made of faux flowers, none of them will be able to tell, such is the realism of our flowers.
One final reason to choose faux
We hope we have convinced you that faux flowers have so many wonderful advantages over real ones. However, there is one final reason which we have missed off our list: our new collaboration with the wonderful team at Shropshire Wedding Events. This new collaboration combines our beautiful Peony Faux Flowers with their wedding organising expertise to help offer you the most fabulous pieces to hire for your wedding day.
From gorgeous aisle designs to table centrepieces and so much more, our fabulous faux creations are the perfect choice for your wedding, allowing you to tick off one more thing on that ever-expanding to do list!
Good luck with the rest of your wedding planning x
May is such a wonderful time of year in the garden as so many beautiful flowers seem to be bursting into life on an almost daily basis. As the last of the tulips and other spring bulbs fade for another year, our amazing peonies, wisteria and roses start to make their appearance. This month also signals the start of the main flower show season with the RHS Malvern Spring Festival taking place in the middle of the month shortly followed by one of our favourite shows: The Chelsea Flower Show. Whilst we love to see all of the incredible show gardens, our team gets most excited by all the new flower varieties on display in the Great Pavilion. In particular we absolutely love to see what new roses all the amazing growers have produced for this year as they have provided us with so much inspiration over the years.
Our favourite flowers
It goes without saying that our absolute favourite flower is the peony, but following a close second has to be the rose. There are hundreds of different rose varieties to pick from in a stunning array of colours and they look just as magnificent growing in the garden as they do in a vase in our homes. Roses can flower in the garden for a few weeks or a few months, depending on the variety you grow. However, if you do not have your own garden, or haven’t got the space to grow as many roses as you would like, then our faux roses are the perfect option. As well as being beautiful to look at, our faux roses enable you to enjoy rose season all year round!
Pick your own rose stems
We have created so many different rose varieties at Peony Faux Flowers over the years with many of them exact copies of the ones growing in our own gardens. Within our current summer collection, you will find dogwood rose stems; beautiful Old English roses; delicate climbing roses and the classic cabbage rose to name just a few! Many of our individual rose stems are also real to the touch meaning they feel exactly the same as touching a real rose petal.
The Perfect Match
Roses look fabulous arranged in your favourite vase on their own, but they also match perfectly with so many other beautiful summer stems. We love to arrange our roses with wisteria, peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas or sweet peas, however they also work with gorgeous greenery such as eucalyptus or viburnum. Now is also the perfect time to stock up on our individual stems, as they are all available as part of our summer 3 for 2 mix and match stem offer! Simply add 3 stems to your shopping basket and receive the lowest price stem for free.
Our Summer Rose Collection
If you find the process of creating your own bespoke floral display a little daunting, then we have some stunning rose arrangements for you to choose from. Here are some of our favourites from this year’s summer collection:
Medium Rose and Foliage Bouquet - This bouquet features gorgeous pastel pink roses alongside an abundance of summer greenery. It has been created to look as if you have cut all of the stems straight from your garden. Perfect for adding a hint of colour to your interior this summer or for gifting to friends and family.
Rose, Calla Lily and Foliage Bouquet - If you’re looking for an elegant summer arrangement for your home, then we think this bouquet will be the perfect piece for you. We have combined gorgeous pastel pink vendela roses with calla lilies and soft green foliage to create this wonderful bouquet. It will look simply stunning in your favourite tall vessel.
Old English Roses and Eucalyptus in a Small Coral Vase - Old English roses are so many people’s favourite rose variety. These beautiful cream roses look so realistic with their buds and leaves. Arranged with the eucalyptus spray which is the perfect foliage to give that natural look, this display comes complete with our small coral vase. An ideal arrangement for your coffee table this summer.
Roses, Peonies and Foliage Hand-Tied Bouquet in a Large Coastal Vase - This arrangement is summer in a vase! Our large coastal vase simply overflows with pastel pink roses, gorgeous white peonies and an abundance of green foliage. It is a real show stopping arrangement which would look stunning displayed on your entrance hall table.
Peach Sophia Roses with Fern and Berries in a Rope Lantern Vase - The Sophia rose is one of our favourite roses and these ones come in such a pretty shade of peach. Displayed with green ferns and pretty berries, we have set this arrangement in our still water within the gorgeous rope lantern vase. A wonderful display for your home or for gifting for a summer birthday.
The Finishing Touches
We hope we have given you plenty of inspiration for adding the beauty of roses to your home for summer and beyond. From our gorgeous collection of individual stems to our beautiful pre-made bouquets and arrangements, there really is a colour for every interior style. Don’t forget that you can also make sure your floral displays smell as good as they look with our fragrance sprays. Our English Rose fragrance has been created to smell as if you are walking through a summer rose garden in full bloom!
As always, we love to see our flowers in your home, so whether you are creating your own bespoke displays or adding our arrangements to your interior this summer, then don’t forget to share them with us on social media!
Our new collection of artificial spring flowers have arrived. Spring is often considered as the season of new beginnings and renewals. With many plants, animals (and even humans) heading into hibernation during the winter months, it is so exciting to see everything come back into life for spring. Here at Peony, we love the pastel colours, delicate flowers and bright green foliage which come with this season.
Sadly, many of our favourite spring bulbs and flowers barely last for a few weeks before they disappear until next year. Their fleeting beauty is one of the reasons why we have created faux versions of many of our (and your) favourite flowers. Whether you prefer the delicacy of the snowdrop; the brightness of bluebells or the rich pink of magnolia stems, we have a spring flower to suit any sized vessel, home and interior style.
If you’re looking for a bit of spring interior inspiration, then read on for details of my highlights from our new Spring Collection.
New Spring Arrangements
Mother’s Day Bouquet - This beautiful bouquet has been created especially for gifting for Mother’s Day. However, we think you will agree that it will make for the most stunning present whatever the occasion! Gorgeous pink peonies, lime green viburnum and delicate button ferns have been hand tied and come presented in our elegant Peony gift bag. Perfect as a birthday or anniversary gift or maybe even as a present to yourself!
Magenta Tulips in a Two Toned Ceramic Vase - These real touch, magenta tulips look simply stunning against the black and copper of our two toned ceramic vessel. The perfect arrangement for adding a touch of decadent glamour to any interior whatever the time of year.
Blossom and Pussy Willow in a Large Footed Pink Hourglass Vase - Our pale pink blossom branches with pussy willow simply cascade out of this gorgeous pink, hourglass vessel. This is the most wonderful arrangement if you are looking for a real show stopping piece for your home this spring.
Peony and Viburnum in a Large Rope Lantern Vase - Peonies are one of our most popular flowers which is why we love to include them in many of our arrangements. We have combined the beautiful, open bridal white peonies with fresh green viburnum foliage to create a natural, yet elegant display. Perfect for neutral interior fans who just want to add a hint of colour to their home.
Beautiful Spring Stems
Tulips continue to be one of our most popular and asked for stems which is why we simply had to include more of them in our new Spring Collection! We are particularly excited about our range of parrot tulips which have beautiful real touch petals and leaves. Add a pop of colour to your existing displays with our long stemmed bright red parrot tulip or, for a more subtle hint of colour choose our pale green parrot tulip which has the most gorgeous pale pink veining.
If you would like to add your faux tulips to a real floral bouquet, then why not opt for one with a waterproof stem? Choose from the most gorgeous shade of pale lemon yellow or the slightly more dramatic burgundy. Both are real to the touch which means no one will be able to guess they are faux! Our faux tulips also come with the added bonus of being droop free (unless you choose to bend the stems yourself of course).
The Finishing Touches
We are also really excited about our new collection of glass and ceramic vessels which are perfect for using to update your existing Peony arrangements with. Why not switch a plain glass vessel for the Aged Blue and White Hand Thrown Urn or the Handmade Metallic Ceramic Vessel, both of which will look simply stunning filled with your taller stems.
If you are changing your Peony stems throughout the season, then you will love our new Peony Dust Bag which is the ideal size for safely storing your flowers. The bag is completed with a drawstring to make sure your flowers are kept dust free.
Another fantastic addition to our website is our faux ice chips which have been created to hold your Peony stems in your chosen vessel to perfection. You can also add water to the chips as long as you are using waterproof stems or fresh flowers.
Finally, to ensure your Peony Faux Flower arrangements smell as gorgeous as they look, we have also updated our collection of fragrance sprays for spring. From the classic scent of lily of the valley to the wonderful Moonlight Garden, there is a fragrance to cater for all floral tastes.
Enjoy The New Season
Hopefully we have given you some floral inspiration to help you update your interior for the new season. Whether you are looking for a new arrangement for yourself or to give as a gift; some fabulous stems to add to existing displays or a new vessel to go with your new spring interior, there is a colour and a style to suit everyone. As always, we love to see how you style your Peony Faux Flowers in your home, so please feel free to tag us into your social media posts.
Wishing you all a wonderful spring!
Every year over 200 million roses are grown and sold especially for Valentine’s Day. So why do we send roses on Valentine's Day? Whilst they come in a variety of gorgeous colours, more than half of the roses sold for Valentine’s Day are one colour: red. If you have received (or given) more bouquets of red roses for Valentine’s Day than you care to remember, then perhaps it is time to think about some of the other amazing roses, or flower options which are available at this time of year.
The History of Gifting Red Roses
The tradition of giving red roses to a loved one can be traced back to ancient Rome and the festival of Lupercalia which was celebrated in mid-February. As part of the festival, men would give their beloved small gifts, such as red roses, as a token of their affection. Gifting roses as a symbol of love and passion also has its roots in Greek and Roman mythology. The red rose in particular is often associated with Aphrodite who was said to have pricked her finger on the thorn of a white rose, which then bled onto the petals turning them red.
Alternative Valentine’s Day Flowers
Over the centuries, red roses have continued to be adopted as a symbol of love or affection and for many people they are the obvious choice for celebrating Valentine’s Day. However, as any keen gardener will know, you will struggle to find a rose in bloom in the UK until May at the earliest! Perhaps it is time to break the tradition of gifting roses for Valentine’s Day? There are so many gorgeous flowers just starting to come into bloom at this time of year which would make wonderful presents for Valentine’s Day. From delicate white snowdrops to pink hellebores, the bright blue of the bluebell or the vibrant yellow of daffodils, there are so many beautiful options to choose from.
Whilst the price of real rose stems often increases at this time of year, here at Peony, our prices remain the same whatever the month. Plus, whilst stocks last, all of our stems are currently 3 for 2 so you can create your own gorgeous bespoke bouquets for less this Valentine’s Day!
If It Has To Be Roses…
For the traditionalists amongst you, we know that gifting anything other than roses at Valentine’s Day might feel a step too far - especially if they happen to be your loved one’s favourite flower. However, instead of buying a real bouquet of roses this year, why not choose a gift which can be enjoyed all year round? We have the most beautiful collection of bouquets and arrangements featuring a variety of stunning rose colours which will make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
Our Top Picks for alternative Valentine’s Gifts
For a truly romantic display of roses, look no further than our large rose and foliage bouquet. The soft pastel shades of pink and apricot roses have such an abundance of beautiful petals making them look as if they have come straight from a summer flower garden. Finished with pale green foliage, this bouquet is the perfect way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day.
Spoil your significant other this year by gifting our show stopping arrangement of roses, dahlias and foliage in the large waisted vase. The magenta dahlias and roses look simply stunning with the mixed selection of foliage. This is an arrangement which will definitely impress this Valentine’s Day - so much better than the usual bouquet of real red roses!
If you’re willing to move away from roses, then we recommend this gorgeous bouquet of pink pom pom hydrangeas with eucalyptus berries and foliage. The hydrangeas are in the most wonderful shade of soft pink, which is set off by the combination of white and green foliage. A perfect arrangement for displaying in a large vessel the whole year round.
Finally, if you would like to send a smaller arrangement to let a loved one or friend know you are thinking of them this Valentine’s Day then the beautiful pale pink Dog Roses set in a white glass cube with ribbon is the perfect option. This arrangement will look stunning on a bedside or dressing table and because it is faux, it can be enjoyed all year round.
Happy Valentine’s Day
We hope we have convinced you to look beyond the classic red rose bouquet as a gift this Valentine’s Day. Whether you decide to choose some beautiful, seasonal spring flowers or opt for roses in stunning shades of pink, or apricot, we have something for everyone at Peony this February. Don’t forget that all of our individual stems are currently 3 for 2 so you can create your own bespoke bouquets to really spoil your loved one this year. Or, if you live near enough to our Peony Shop in Shropshire, then our team will be on hand to help you create the perfect floral display!
We always love seeing your bespoke creations, so please share you arrangements with us on social media using the hashtag #MyPeonyAtHome!
A Time for New Colours
Our interiors can look a little bare in January once the Christmas faux has been carefully taken down and packed away in storage boxes. Depending on my mood, I might choose to replace the decorations with seasonal flowers such as hellebores, or choose something a little bolder like the vibrant birds of paradise.
If you are looking for some inspiration for your interior this January, then we have compiled a list of what we feel will be some of the bigger interior trends for 2023. Read on for some January interior inspiration…
Celebrate the colours of spring
In January, the arrival of spring still feels like a long way off, but if you look closely you should be able to see your garden just starting to wake up as the bulbs push their green shoots through the soil. One flower which does make an appearance in January is the gorgeous, white of the snowdrop. You might be lucky enough to have a display of them in your own garden to enjoy or be able to visit a local woodland where they often grown in abundance, Sadly, their delicate flowers don’t tend to last for too long, so if you would like to appreciate them for longer, then you simply have to go faux. We have the most realistic snowdrop stems available which are perfect for displaying on a window sill or side table in a smaller vessel.
However, if you would like to add some of the more pastel colours of spring to your interior, without resorting to redecorating, then we have the most stunning collection of faux spring flowers for you to choose. Our Easter Special Arrangement features real touch lemon tulips, bridal white roses, heavenly yellow forsythia and bluebells that look like they have just been picked from the woods.
For the more creative amongst you, have a look at our gorgeous collection of individual spring stems such as tulips, daffodils and bluebells. Or if you prefer something a bit different, why not add impact by filling a large vessel with long stems of blossom or magnolia?
Embrace primary colours
The pastel shades of spring can bring a subtle hint of colour to an otherwise neutral interior, but if you are feeling a little braver, then why not embrace the brightness of primary colours? Again you can choose how much of the trend you would like to incorporate into your home, but if your interior is quite neutral then why not start with smaller accents. An arrangement of bright faux flowers can add a real pop of colour to your entrance hall, living room or kitchen island. Brighter colours are also perfect for lifting your mood, especially on a grey, wet January morning!
We have recently introduced a gorgeous selection of create your own arrangements which come in a stunning array of bright colours. The Jessica arrangement is a bright, colourful and fun bundle which sits in our ever popular lustre finish vase. Featuring berries, roses, viburnum and lilies in the most wonderful shades of pink - this is not a bundle for wallflowers!
Or, if you prefer the colour blue, then you will love our Ariana arrangement which is full of beautiful, vibrant blue cornflowers alongside incredible oak leaves. The simple glass jug is all you need for this colourful beauty. Finally, if you are looking for something for a smaller space, then why not choose the gorgeous Olivia arrangement. Featuring magenta hydrangeas and dark pink seeded foliage, this arrangement looks stunning in our blue and white hand painted oriental jug.
What’s more, if you purchase the complete arrangement including the vase, you can save a fantastic 20% off the total price.
Add a touch of glamour with gorgeous gold
The colour gold is set to be a very big trend for 2023. You could choose to fully embrace the colour by changing your wallpaper, soft furnishings or even tableware. Or, you could keep things simple by adding a touch of gorgeous gold to your existing Peony arrangements with our seeded gold eucalyptus spray.
We also have the most stunning gold and ceramic vessels which are perfect for all areas of the home. Choose from the gorgeous magenta hellebores, with green skimmia berries in the ceramic gold vessel which is ideal for a coffee table. Or to add a touch of dramatic glamour to your interior, you simply have to choose the stunning real touch black phalaenopsis orchid in a rose gold ceramic vase. Finally, if you are looking for the ultimate show stopping piece for your interior this January, then you will love the gorgeous long stemmed amaryllis with silver foliage in our black and gold aged vase.
Share your interiors with Peony
We hope our interior trends selection has given you some inspiration for your home this January. Embracing trends does not necessarily mean that you have to redecorate your entire home, it can be as simple as changing your floral arrangements with the seasons. We also love to see how you style our flowers in your home, so please feel free to tag us in your social media posts using the hashtag #MyPeonyAtHome!
Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year here at Peony Faux Flowers. We love decorating our home with seasonal faux flowers and foliage. The festive season is also a wonderful time for entertaining family and friends. From small gatherings, to Christmas Day lunch and New Year’s Eve parties, there are so many great reasons to get together over the next few weeks! It is also wonderful to be in the same room as friends and loved ones after what has been a difficult couple of years for all of us.
If this is the first time you are entertaining people at home for a while, then we have put together some helpful hints and tips to help you create a festive winter wonderland.
The Guest List
How many people are you planning to host this year? Will it be one or two guests for Christmas Day; a Boxing Day buffet for the whole extended family, or a New Year’s Eve party for 100 or more guests?
The number of guests and size of your home will dictate how much space you have to decorate and also how many items you need to buy to create a festive atmosphere. For example, if you’re only hosting a couple of people then you might have plenty of space to add festive faux to side tables, entrance halls and staircases. However, if you’re hosting a large gathering, then consider adding smaller items such as candle holders or arrangements for a less is more approach.
Create an Inviting Entrance
An easy way to create an inviting entrance is by adding a faux floral wreath to your front door. We have a gorgeous selection of faux wreaths as part of our Christmas Collection, all of which are currently 20% off. If you’re feeling creative, then you will love our Create Your Own Festive Wreath kit which is available in two festive colourways! As our wreaths are faux, you will be able to enjoy them year after year, making them a cost effective purchase for this Christmas and beyond.
Choose a colour scheme
Are you a traditionalist or would you prefer to go for something a bit more colourful and tropical? We have a range of faux flower options to cover nearly every decorating scheme on our website and in our Peony shop. Sticking to one colour palette throughout the home, can create a wonderful sense of cohesion, especially if you follow the theme through to your Christmas table. You could even extend the theme to the food and drinks you serve at your party or gathering!
Decorate your living spaces
We all know that a beautiful real or faux Christmas tree decorated with lights and treasured ornaments is non-negotiable at this time of year. However, there are plenty of other areas of the home which can benefit from a little festive faux.
If you have a fireplace mantlepiece, then why not consider adding a festive garland? We have a stunning 6ft garland full of beautiful red roses and wintery foliage which would be perfect for creating a traditional look.
Entrance hall or side tables, which do not need to be moved out of the way for festive entertaining, are perfect for decorating with faux flowers and foliage. We have the most stunning amaryllis and silver foliage arrangement which is perfect for anyone with a larger home, as it is almost 1 metre tall!
For the very creative among you, our individual stems are perfect for updating existing arrangements, or for adding to real flower displays. We have so many stem options to choose from, including gorgeous red poinsettias, silver eucalyptus or tropical anthuriums, so there’s no excuse not to add some fabulous faux to your home this year!
One of my absolute favourite parts of decorating the home for Christmas is creating a festive dining table. It is the perfect chance to unleash your creative side by adding matching tableware, festive candle holders and beautiful faux flowers. Before you get too carried away, there are a few simple rules to bear in mind:
- Make sure you leave enough space for plates, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes - you don’t want to have to keep moving things off the table in order to create space for food!
- Think about the height of your decorations - you want to make sure all of your guests can see each other rather than having to peer around large floral arrangements. Our set of three amber lustre glass vases with cream full blossom stems with boxwood are perfect for dining tables as they won’t overwhelm your table.
- Consider adding floral place settings for a touch of festive sparkle. We have the most beautiful sets of four place settings, in a range of colourways as part of our Christmas collection.
Enjoy the celebrations
We hope you have found our hints and tips helpful as you entertain over the festive season. As always, we love to see how you have styled our Peony faux flowers in your home, so please feel free to share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #MyPeonyAtHome.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!
Don’t forget - you can currently save 20% across our entire Christmas Collection, making it the perfect time to stock up on some fabulous faux for less.
We all know that getting out into the fresh air can have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Whether it is going for a daily walk in the countryside or taking your dogs out to your local park, being outside can be a real mood booster. It is therefore no surprise that many of you have chosen to bring nature indoors by adding houseplants to your interior. Surrounding yourself with palms, ferns or aloe vera can be incredibly calming and fantastic for your mental health.
However, as our lives get busier, making sure you keep on top of the watering, feeding and general maintenance needed to keep your plants healthy, can be one more thing you would rather not have on your to do list. That’s why we have created a range of Essential Greens to enable you to enjoy all the benefits of adding greenery without any of the daily upkeep.
The latest addition to our collection is the stunning Kentia Palm. Planted in an on-trend hand woven basket and finished with real moss, it is designed to add impact to your open plan kitchen, garden room or even bathroom. Our Kentia Palm is so botanically correct with its paler upper leaves and darker undersides, that visitors to your home won’t know that it’s faux.
The entire Essential Greens collection has been designed to be as botanically correct and realistic as possible. Here are our current five favourites from the collection for bringing the outside in:
- Top of our list has to be the fantastic, vibrant, green Kentia Palm. We are so pleased with the look of this plant and are sure it will make a real impact in your homes as well.
- Add a touch of the Mediterranean to your interiors with the Peony Olive Tree in a grey ceramic vessel. This stunning, versatile piece is sure to be a real conversation starter!
- Update your garden room with our elegant, tall Artificial Fern which has been finished with real moss and set into a modern, marble effect ceramic. It is so realistic that you won’t be able to stop yourself from touching this luscious fern every time you walk past.
- Our Real Touch Aloe Vera and Succulents are presented in a black ceramic bowl and finished with real gravel. Perfect for adding a touch of green to your home office.
- Finally, for our creative Peony fans, we have a gorgeous selection of individual stems for you to arrange. A particular favourite is the real touch Green Foliage with Pink Tones with its variegated leaves. The stems look stunning in a vessel on their own, or can be added to a larger arrangement of your favourite Peony stems.
For many of us, Sweet Peas are an essential part of an English country garden, but did you know that they were only introduced to Britain in the late 1700s? The plant was first discovered in Southern Italy and the Mediterranean in the 1600s but it took until the late 1800s before they were widely grown and cultivated in Britain. One of the most renowned Sweet Pea growers was Henry Eckford who started a nursery in Wem, right here in the Shropshire countryside. Eckford’s “Grandiflora” varieties are still among the most popular grown by British gardeners today.
Traditionally, Sweet Peas were given as a gift to say goodbye or as a thank you. As spring is the season of new beginnings, we think Sweet Peas are the perfect flower to display in your home to mark the changing of the season. Keeping with traditions, Sweet Peas also make the perfect gift to say thank you to any family or friends who you may have visited, or are planning on visiting over the next few weeks. Or, you could take inspiration from the French, where they have long been given as a wedding gift to brides to offer good luck and best wishes for married life.
Sweet Peas generally flower throughout June and July and are renowned for their highly perfumed scent. Enjoy this short-lived flower all year round by purchasing one of our pre-made bouquets or individual stems. Spray your flowers with our delicious Sweet Pea Fragrance to enjoy the scent of freshly cut flowers all year long.
Don’t forget, we also have 20% off absolutely everything on our website until Friday 22nd April 2022!