Decorating Ideas, No Green Thumb Required
There's nothing more beautiful than the sight of freshly blooming flowers in the midday sun. Unless, of course, those flowers happen to be breathing their last breath because instead of a green thumb you seem to have the touch of death. Let's face it, not all of us are great gardeners who have plants sprouting at our fingertips. Some of us just plain stink at growing things, but that doesn't mean we should miss out on the beautiful decorative accents that flowers can give to a room.
If you want the look of flowers without having to worry about them keeling over at random, there's really only one way to go. Adding silk flowers to your design idea may seem tacky at first, but that's only if you go ahead and buy cheap ones at a local craft store. Fake flowers can look anything but when purchased from a quality retailer or even online at websites like www.silkflowerswarehouse.com or other sites like it. The only way you'll see these flowers wilting is if you pull the petals off yourself, you're sure to have your friends guessing how you manage to keep the plants on your kitchen table looking so good with so little effort.
Another option, although slightly unorthodox, is to go the crafting route and make your own. Origami is a time-honored art originating from Japan, taking and folding pieces of paper to make beautiful, lifelike creations. If you're not so keen on an ancient Eastern art, there are literally hundreds of how-tos online for how to take regular everyday materials and make artistic flowers from them. Maybe you'll find that your green thumb just needed a thimble on it. Just because you can't grow flowers doesn't mean that your home has to suffer for it, find an artificially beautiful solution to your problems online or at your local craft store.