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The Perfect Dried Florals for Fall Decor

by Decor, Elizabeth's Picks, Fall

WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT FRESH FLOWERS AND THEIR LONGEVITY, BUT NOTHING BEATS THE EVERLASTING VASE LIFE OF A DRIED FLORAL ARRANGEMENT.

Dried flower arrangements is a trend that has been experiencing a resurgence and is gaining lots of momentum in both home decor and weddings. You can either choose to dry your own flowers or purchase already preserved or do a mix of both.

A mix of dried greenery and branches can be just as beautiful as a bouquet of flowers, and not as traditional as your typical dried floral arrangement.

Some dried items still have amazing fragrances, such as eucalyptus or lavender. Both are perfect by your bedside table to give you the most relaxing fragrance as you go to sleep.

Baby Blue Eucalyptus
Lavender Bouquet

Where do you use dried flowers?

Since these arrangements can be more fragile and less forgiving than fresh florals, I suggest keeping them in low-traffic areas where they can be easily brushed up against or knocked, away from a heat source (candles!) and away from direct sunlight where they can get sun-bleached. I suggest a mantle, a bookshelf, a bedside table, or an entryway to keep these dried beauties displayed safely.

Drying tips:

  • Most flowers prefer to be hung upside down to dry. It stops the flower head from bending and petals dropping.
  • It is best to find a place that is away from direct sunlight, in a darker area and a drier spot. A closet is ideal.
  • I use raffia or ribbon to securely hold the stems when I hang them. It is best to stagger out the blooms to avoid too much moisture being kept inside the blooms. For instance, roses staggered at different heights or hung in small bundles of 3-5 dry better than a large bouquet densely packed and hanging together. Too much moisture and the heads of the flowers will grow mold and brown.
  • White florals tend to go yellow or brown when dried, darker colours will be more forgiving.

We have a variety of dried products if you are feeling like an adventurous DIY’ER, but if not, we can also create some custom arrangements for you like these ones below!

Dried Flower Bouquet
Dried Floral Vase

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