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The Nest Q&A

I found a great fake hydrangea arrangement. Is it okay to go faux?

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Even if you're a fresh flower fanatic, there are a ton of faux options that'll work for you. Plus, the look you get will last even longer. Hooray! Here are a few tricks for pulling this off right. Don't get too creative. Sticking with simplicity will make a piece look natural. Focus on preserving the real parts of the arrangement: Color is key. Don't buy hot-pink daffodils or navy-blue sunflowers just because you think they look pretty. It's easy: Pick the shades that the flowers actually come in. Period. And don't underestimate dried buds. Mix them in with other rustic elements like branches, driftwood and stones. It's unexpected and a great way to bring the outdoors in all year long.