When it comes to interiors, flowers are the decorating equivalent of the icing on the cake – bringing instant cheer to the home.
Flowers also make thoughtful gifts, whether it is to celebrate a birthday, a new home, or just to say thank you.
So, there is a lot to be said for making your own flower arrangements.
The downside to using fresh flowers is that they don’t live forever. However, the designers at Neptune have the perfect solution for long-life bouquets.
Their wonderful selection of fresh as a country garden, silk flowers are almost impossible to tell from the real thing.
And some particularly pretty blooms have been added to their Spring 2018 collection.
You don’t have to be an expert florist to make beautiful arrangements as Neptune’s faux flowers and greenery can help your creativity to blossom.
If you’re not sure where to start, think about the style of your home.
Is it modern and minimal, traditional and pretty or more bohemian and eclectic?
Clean, simple interiors suit an understated design such as a cluster of white blossoms, wrapped in plain brown paper and tied with twine.
For a softer, more romantic look, combine full blooms with taller sprays of leaves.
Loose arrangements look beautifully natural and are also easy to make for those of us who are less confident.
If it is a spontaneous, hand-picked appearance you are after then don’t over think it.
And when it comes to gifts, instead of wrapping flowers in paper you could display them in a glass vase for added impact.
Whatever your look, you can create a little floral happiness with Neptune’s life-like flowers and greenery to treasure forever.
*Fresh as a county garden Neptune’s Dahlia stems in Dusty Pink and Cream, price €13/£10, with Olive branch, price €11/£8. All looking lovely in a Corinium tall jug vase, price €32/£25. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.
*Neptune’s incredibly life-like Hydrangea stem in Soft Pink, price €25/£19, in a hand-made Ellingham tall vase, price €38/£29, with small vase, price €24/£18. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.
*Beautifully natural Neptune’s white tulip bunch, four stems price €44/£34. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.
*A little floral happiness by Neptune, poppy stems price €9/£10 each, with dark green Olive branch, price €11/£8. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.
*A touch of bohemia with Neptune’s Barnsley Lilac bouquet, lilac stems price €17/£13, magnolia branch price €20/£15, snowballs price €21/16, Charlton vase, price €105/ £82. See www.neptune.com for Irish stockists.
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