Bringing Bloom to Every Room: Decorating with Faux Hydrangeas

Published on 2 June 2024 at 17:08

Author:  Kelly Lowthian

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Hydrangeas are undoubtedly among the most timeless and versatile flowers.  They are renowned for their ability to infuse charm and elegance into any setting.   If you don’t have the space, desire or green thumb needed to grow real hydrangeas, no worries!  Decorating with faux hydrangeas is a great option for several reasons. First, faux hydrangeas are a one-time investment compared to real flowers that require continuous purchasing and maintenance.  They don’t require water or specialized care which reduces the need for resources like water and fertilizers.  They also have a longer lifespan, ensuring that your decor stays fresh-looking for an extended period without the need for replacements. Overall, opting for faux hydrangeas can be a sustainable and budget-conscious decision for anyone looking to beautify their space without breaking the bank.  In this post I’ll provide sources for high quality faux hydrangeas, tips for finding the perfect container, and ideas on how to style and place arrangements in your home.

Step 1 – Finding The Perfect Faux Hydrangea Stems

Here are some trusted sources for high-quality faux hydrangeas:

Etsy:  Explore a wide variety of faux hydrangeas on Etsy, ranging from silk to artificial flowers, with prices typically ranging from $3 to $45.99.

Terrain:  In business since 2008, Terrain is a great source for diverse native plants, hand-picked planters, all weather furniture, seasonal décor elements, outdoor lights, gift and faux stems.

Amazon: It goes without saying that you can find anything in the world on Amazon, so I included a link to some quality hydrangea stems that come in an array of colors.

 Joss & MainTheir motto is: “Quality is our love language, inspiration is everywhere, and creativity is just a click away.”  Need I say more?

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Step 2 - Finding the Perfect Container

Shape:  The number one tip for styling flowers is to choose a vase that is narrower at the neck than it is at the base.  A tapered neck will hold your stems together and keep your bouquet’s perfect shape.

Height:  To ensure blooms nestle perfectly in the neck of the vase, the ideal vase will have a height almost equal to that of the stems below the leaves and blooms.

Proportions:  The golden rule for an overall height of a bouquet is 40% vase, 60% flowers. 

Be Creative:  Baskets, dough bowls, vintage pitchers and buckets are all excellent containers to hold hydrangeas.  Antique stores, estate sales, thrift stores and garage sales are all great places to find unique containers.  

Step 3:  Creating the Perfect Arrangement

Crafting real looking hydrangea arrangements is an artistic endeavor that embraces imperfection. Artistry is subjective and unique to each individual; what resonates with one person may not resonate with another. The essence of both art and flower arranging lies in tapping into your instincts and creativity to fashion something that resonates authentically with you. Here are some guiding tips to kickstart your creative journey.

Open Out Your Faux Flowers:  Take time to unfurl each stem and spray.  Studying real hydrangeas will help you determine where each petal and leaf need to fall and will aid in creating a more lifelike arrangement.

  • Pro-Tip:  Gently ironing the leaves will get the wrinkles out quicker and provide a more real look.  Just be sure to keep the heat at a low setting or wrap each leaf in a cloth dishtowel before applying the iron.

Use Floral Foam or Clay:  Place floral foam or clay at the bottom of your chosen vessel. This will anchor your flowers and help maintain their shape. Clay works well for heavier arrangements, while foam is suitable for most designs.  If you’re using a clear container, you can use moss or fake grass to conceal the foam or clay.

Take Your Time:  Embrace the creative process without rushing, experimenting with different combinations and textures to find what resonates with you.

Trust Your Instincts:   Arrange faux flowers based on intuition, experimenting with placements and accessories until the arrangement feels balanced.

Study Your Arrangement from All Sides:  View your arrangement from various angles to ensure depth and visual interest.

Highlight Your Favorites:  Showcase your favorite faux blooms in the center as focal point.  Surround them with smaller flowers and greenery to create a balanced arrangement.

Mix and Match:   Explore different styles and possibilities by mixing and matching faux flowers to create multiple arrangements from the same set.

Step 4:  Finding the Perfect Spot for Your Arrangement

Finding the ideal spot in your home for a faux hydrangea arrangement is about enhancing each room's ambiance. Every room offers unique spaces where these arrangements can be beautifully displayed.


Entryway – Create a warm welcome by placing an arrangement on an entryway table.

Kitchen – Create a vignette for your kitchen island or countertop using hydrangeas as the focal point.

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Livingroom – Use a hydrangea arrangement as the centerpiece of your coffee table or sofa table.

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Bedroom - Place a small arrangement of hydrangeas on a bedside table or dresser.

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Bathroom – Place an arrangement on the countertop or on a small table by the tub to add a spa like feel.

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Dining Room - Create tablescapes with hydrangeas for each season, holiday or event.

Patio – for shadier areas of the patio where real flowers may not last as long, a faux hydrangea arrangement is the perfect fit.

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Hydrangeas stand as timeless symbols of beauty and grace, cherished by home decor and garden enthusiasts alike. Whether you opt for the freshness of real blooms or the convenience of faux arrangements, incorporating hydrangeas into your living spaces can elevate your home's ambiance and create a serene atmosphere. With the tips shared in this guide, you can enjoy the beauty of hydrangeas year-round, both indoors and outdoors, enhancing your decor with their charm and versatility.

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