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How Do I Choose the Best Dried Flower Arrangements?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
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  • Last Modified Date: 18 November 2016
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Dried flower arrangements can add color and beauty to a home and, unlike fresh flowers, do not wilt and do not require frequent replacement. When choosing dried flower arrangements, it may be best to view the arrangements in person so that you can get a good idea of the colors in the arrangement as well as its stability. There are several different types of dried flower designs, so think about whether you prefer a wreath, swag, or potted bouquet. Take into consideration the color scheme of the room in which the arrangement will be placed. If you or a family member has allergies, you may wish to be cautious about buying dried flower arrangements, as these decorations may trigger allergy symptoms in some people.

While fresh flowers can add a lot to a room's decor, they can be expensive and frequently do not last more than a few days before wilting. Dried flower arrangements, on the other hand, can last for long periods of time, making them more affordable than their fresh counterparts. There are several different techniques that can be used in making dried flower arrangements, and floral designers have their own preferences when it comes to creating them. If possible, visit various floral shops in your area so that you can inspect their offerings and be sure to look for flowers that are well preserved and do not appear likely to crumble or fall apart easily.

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Some preservation techniques can help sustain the original color of the flower, making such dried flower arrangements look like fresh flowers. On the other hand, you may prefer the look of flowers that have been allowed to fade and brown a bit. Either can be attractive, so you should choose an arrangement that coordinates well with your household or office decor. The type of arrangement is also an issue. Potted bouquets work well on desks and tables, but if space is at a premium, you may wish to select a dried wreath that you can hang on the wall.

Flowers and plants, even those that are dried, can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you know that you have an allergy to specific types of flowers and plants, you may wish to avoid choosing an arrangement that contains allergy triggers. If you have difficulty finding such an arrangement, contact a floral designer to ask about the creation of a custom piece made up of only those flowers and plants to which you are not allergic.

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