Decor Inspiration: A Fresh Look at Modern Paper Flowers

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I am the first to admit that my love for flowers can get a little out of hand. From their vibrant colors, to their silky shapes, to their intoxicated scents, they just make me smile and bring me instant joy.

I like to have fresh flowers nestled all around my home, but the reality and downside comes with their short lives and costly indoor upkeep. I love to have bouquets around my home all year long but it isn't really feasible through all the seasons. I have recently begun to turn paper flowers to alleviate this issue. They are pretty, fun, and long-lasting. I think paper flowers used to get a bad rap and were synonymous with 'cheesy decor' but let me tell you they have come a long way. I now enjoy having a mix of real and paper flowers in my home.

Not sold on paper flowers? Well I have put together a round-up of some beautiful paper flower inspirations and some DIY's to get you thinking.

  1. An oversized bouquet from the House that Lars Built.
  2. DIY watercolor paper flowers by 100 Layer Cake.
  3. A DIY Crepe Paper bouquet from Bridesmaid.
  4. An Anemone tutorial from Lia Griffith.
  5. Another DIY take on Crepe Paper flowers by Grow Creative.
  6. A DIY hand painted flower tree by Oh Happy Day.
  7. A giant paper flower DIY from Design Sponge.
  8. A beautiful sample of the things you can create from the book Paper to Petal.
  9. A sweet and lovely display from the Vamoose.

(Images: as linked above)

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Alysha is a photographer and designer living in Seattle who loves dark chocolate, tea, and all things furry. In her spare time you'll find her with paint in her hair renovating her 1919 Craftsman and sharing the process on her blog Old House New Tricks.

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