The Under-the-Radar Source for Gorgeous Faux Flowers That Look Totally Real — and We Scored You a Discount

published Jul 21, 2022
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Houseplants are a subtle way to add color and life into your home that’s especially useful if you live in a small space or in a rental where you can’t make a ton of changes to the rooms. But if you’re anything like me and don’t have much of a green thumb, just the thought of becoming a plant parent might make you apprehensive. However, there’s a way around it: Go faux. Artificial plants and flowers have been rising in popularity, and it’s not that they’re a new discovery, but there’s less of a “need” to be coy about it. I kept colorful fake roses in my bedroom for years, and my mother has had a pretty poppy arrangement on her dining room table for so long that I sometimes forget it’s not real. 

What’s great about faux flowers is that they can look incredibly authentic and you can put them anywhere in your home, whether it’s a centerpiece on your table or a stylish accent to zhuzh up your bathroom, living room, or vanity. Best of all, they’re inexpensive! They’re much less costly than some of the most popular real plants, and you never have to worry about cutting stems or keeping them watered. One fantastic spot to score some of the most realistic bunches of flowers is Afloral, a brand dedicated to dried and artificial flowers and plants that will last for the long haul. The flowers can be arranged to your liking, and you can mix and match florals to create intricately gorgeous displays to brighten up your home. To give you a glimpse into what Afloral has to offer, here are 10 handpicked floral finds that would make the perfect addition to your summer centerpieces and tablescapes. Bonus: As an AT reader, you can use the code APARTMENT15 at checkout to get 15 percent off your first order.

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Fluffy and elegant, these soft green snowball flowers can be arranged to be as full or simple as you want it to be. The flower sprays can create a beautifully robust display for your dining table or entryway.

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These purple lilacs are highly customizable, thanks to the fully wired stem and blooms that can be bent or trimmed as needed. Realistically fresh, they'll add rich color to your home decor without a ton of effort.

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These delightfully oversized silk hydrangeas will make a splash in any room they're in. The blue hues of the petals will add a calming energy to your space, and they're large enough to be styled alone or in bunches without taking away from their beauty.

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Dress up your space with stunning silk peonies to add a touch of elegance where you feel like a little something extra is missing. This faux plant has plenty of life-like petals and a fully wired stem for the ultimate realistic appearance.

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Roses are a tried-and-true classic, so you can't really go wrong with them, especially when you can get them at such a deep discount. The pink mauve roses from Afloral look so real that you won't want to stop looking at them, and what's even better is that this rose will never wilt.

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Simple and timeless, tulips make for a charming flower no matter where they appear. This mini bunch of white tulips comes with 12 blooms that feel as authentic as they look.

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If you really want to make a statement, these artificial dancing orchids are where it's at. Bold and lively, they not only add color and energy to your home, but they also make being at home feel like a vacation, too.

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Afloral has roses in many colors, including this warm apricot hue. Though summer is still going strong, this terracotta-toned rose will make you feel like fall is just around the corner.

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Cherry blossoms are beautiful but fleeting — unless you have some artificatial blooms to keep around all year. These pastel pink cherry blossoms will make every day feel like spring, and if pink isn't your taste, there's also a cream white version that's just as pretty.

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If you're the type to mentally skip through summer and look forward to fall, these autumn-inspired leaves could be just what you need in your space to make that countdown seem even shorter. The leaves are in warm-toned oranges and reds that will make you want to curl up with a throw blanket and a good book while you dream of the cooler days ahead.