A sustainable trend that offers longevity and beauty
Preserved and dried flowers date back over 4,000 years. They are a trend that has come around again and are creating quite a stir across the flower market and worlds of interior design, fashion and style.
Just like faux flowers, the demand seems to have started in the wedding industry with famous celebrities opting for dried bouquets. Fashion events over recent months have also typically featured preserved flowers instead of fresh flowers – launching them to the height of chic!
We are seriously falling in love with our new collection at Flourish Trading, which includes a selection of grasses and variations that have been cleverly coloured or bleached for a contemporary look. The selection really is a perfect way to add a touch of timeless yet contemporary natural beauty.
The container you choose can make all the difference to how these pieces look. Dried flowers are a more subtle display and command a lighter, more natural vase to accompany them. Our recycled glass collection or new range of ceramic pots work beautifully.
Amongst the key trends for interiors are dried eucalyptus, lavender and thistles all proving popular choices. As with the dried and coloured grasses and flowers at Flourish Trading, these are perfect for bridal bouquets used alone or combined with fresh flowers. They also make fabulous backdrops and centrepieces.
Preserved and Dried Flowers – Fun Facts
- Preserving or drying flowers is a practice dating back 4,000 years to the era of the Ancient Egyptians.
- Dried flowers were presented in funeral ceremonies, with each flower being chosen for a symbolic meaning within their religion.
- The growing DIY movement and popularity of natural products are allowing dried florals to see a new light.
- Dried flowers have many creative uses including bouquets, pressed flower pictures, potpourri, on hats, wreaths, kissing balls, shadow boxes, hearth brooms, shaker boxes, window ornaments and door swags.