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Flowers don't have to last only a week. Here's our guide to the best artificial flowers available right now.

Everyone loves having flowers in their home, but just as you start to appreciate the look that they bring to your room, they're soon wilting and headed for the bin. So why continue with this sad cycle?

With the advancement in technology, artificial plants and flowers are becoming more and more indistinguishable. The days of tacky, dusty, fake flowers are over, and we've found 9 of the best artificial flowers to prove it...

Orchid 

Artificial Lilac Orchid IKEA Copy

Image: IKEA 

This lilac orchid is cheap in price but certainly not in appearance and will keep any bathroom or living room looking fresh year after year. Feel free to dress it up even more with a stylish pot, £6, IKEA.

White Casablanca Lily Stem

Single Lily Stem Bloom

Image: Bloom

There are plenty of ways you can brighten your room with this single lily stem. Whether you have it on its own in a stylish, thin vase or purchase multiple to create a whole bouquet, you can make this faux flower your own, £12, Bloom.

Country Garden Flower Bouquet

Artificial Country Garden Bouquet Not On The Highstreet

Image: Not On The Highstreet

If you want to mix it up, this silk country garden flower arrangement involves a variety of flower types including lilies, lilac wisteria, spray rose branch, peony and veronica. Although a pricier option, these artificial flowers were handmade to make a statement, £70, Not On The Highstreet.

Cherry blossom  

Artificial Cherry Blossom In Ceramic Vase Ms

Image: M&S

Although cherry blossoms are associated with Spring, you can enjoy these faux flowers all year round! They also come with a tall, cream, ceramic pot to bring some sophistication into you room, £35, M&S.

Roses and Daffodils

Artificial Yellow Roses Daffodils Not On The Highstreet

Image: Not On The Highstreet

Daffodils are also typical of spring and have been paired nicely with these realistic yellow roses to create a sunny bouquet. So, if you don't want to wait until next spring to see these beautiful flowers then this is the bouquet for you, £19, Not On The Highstreet.

Pussy willow stems

Artificial Pussy Willow Audenza

Image: Audenza

 The tactile, fluffy, grey buds that sit on the ends of these pussy willow stems are what make this arrangement so convincing. They can be used as statement piece on its own, or to add height and structure to other artificial flowers, or even real ones, £29.95, Audenza

Begonia

 Artificial Begonia Pot Wayfair

Image: wayfair 

This large artificial begonia floral arrangement comes with a minimalistic, textured, Moscow pot and works great as a dining table centrepiece. If burgundy doesn't go with your scheme then you can also get these faux flowers in flame, peach, pink and yellow, £32.99, wayfair.

Magnolia bouquet

Artificial Pink Magnolia Dunelm

Image: Dunelm 

Another artificial arrangement featuring pussy willow is this pink magnolia bouquet. The bundle comes with 6 magnolias, but if you want to take your look to the next level, buy in bulk and fill out a large vase or, if you're going for the rustic look, a bucket, £27, Dunelm.

Viburnum Opulus Flower

Artificial Viburnum Opulus Flower Wayfair

Image: wayfair

These delicate and chic viburnum opulus flowers will complement any scheme and add a sense of elegance to a home. They are perfect for those looking for something more subtle, £17.97, wayfair.

 

Which of these artificial flowers do you like best? Let us know by tweeting us @goodhomesmag or posting a comment on our Facebook page.

 

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