The One Cheap Thing That Will Make Your Flat Look More Parisian

Emma Spedding
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Fake flowers have long had a naff reputation; however, it's unrealistic for most of us to consider buying a bunch of fresh peonies every week. Luckily, there's a flower trend that means you can fill every vase in the house without putting together an elaborate savings spreadsheet: dried flowers. Online shopping boutique Trouva said this was going to be a key interiors trends back in 2019, and two years later my Instagram feed is taken over with pictures of dried eucalyptus, lavender and thistles.

Like with most of our style obsessions, this started in Paris as the likes of Jeanne Damas, Sabina Socol and Marissa Cox placed sprawling dried bunches of grass in straw baskets. Preserved flowers are now typically chosen instead of fresh flowers.

This is a floral trend you're likely to see at weddings (when they are rescheduled), as dried grasses and flowers are being used for bridal bouquets alone or combined with fresh flowers, as well as for backdrops and centrepieces. Mandy Moore got married under an arch of dried flowers and carried a bouquet of preserved pink flowers at her wedding several years ago.

Trouva and Etsy are fully prepared for this spiking trend, as they both offer every kind of bloom you could hope for, with arranged bouquets for £25 and bunches of one type of flower for around £9. You can also extend the life span of your fresh flowers by drying them yourself. One of the most popular and simplest methods of drying flowers is to remove excess foliage, tie the bunch and hang it upside down for several weeks inside to let them air-dry.

Keep scrolling for some beautiful bunches we have found—and the vases to put them in.

Shop Dried Flowers and Vases:

Etsy Festival Meadow Dried Flower Bouquet (£25)

Raawii Strøm Large Ceramic Vase (£75)

Etsy Summer Haze Dried Flower Bouquet (£25)

Anissa Kermiche Jugs Jug Ceramic Vase (£350)

Little Deer Dried Natural Fragrant Lavender Bunch (£9)

M&S Medium Linear Striped Vase (£13)

Etsy Big White Pampas Grass | Etsy (£12)

Zara Home Antique Finish Vase (£30)

Etsy Dried Flower Arrangement Dried Flower Bouquet Dried | Etsy (£15.99)

H&M Glass Vase (£14.99)

Etsy Light Pink Delphinium Dried Flower Bunch (£5)

Themis Z Patmos Ceramic Pottery Jug (£208)

Appreciation Project Velvet Jewel (£55)

H&M Large Terracotta Vase (£60)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2021.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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