When one thinks of flowers, the typical image is a beautiful outdoor garden with several manicured shrubs and flower beds in full bloom. However, in cities like Dubai, high-rise apartments are more common than sprawling backyards, and the soaring summer temperatures aren’t always ideal for maintaining a lush garden. Indoor plants, bouquets and floral arrangements are thus popular for adding some natural elements to one’s home. Here we look at some of the latest trends and the best flower arrangement for homes. Artificial flowers were a popular trend until a few years ago; however, with people becoming more environmentally friendly, plastic flowers are no longer a favourite. But everyone still wants to capture the impression and feeling fresh flowers add to homes. The innovative new trend of dried flowers arrangements combines beautifully aspirational arrangements with simple, straightforward maintenance for a floral option that is long-lasting and ecologically sound. Thankfully, gone are the days when dried flowers meant listless blooms that looked unpleasantly lifeless. Today, dried flowers create unique floral showpieces that are impressive, modern and require very little upkeep. With new, advanced drying techniques, when flowers are dried, we can change their shape and structure, effectively eliminating their need for water whilst retaining their beauty. This dried flower renaissance has become a favourite of many interior decorators and nature enthusiasts who want to incorporate more natural and organic elements in their homes. Unlike traditional dried floral arrangements that were usually available in various hues of brown, dried botanicals today can retain a more natural colour or be dyed in a variety of shades from earthen tones to pretty pastels. They can also be adapted to different occasions or areas of your home. If you’re thinking about where to place your dried floral arrangements, it is essential to first decide the location and purpose of the arrangement, as any floral arrangement requires some thought and planning. For instance, a dining table set-up will require a low floral arrangement whereas a high stemmed bunch of dried flowers placed in a fancy vase is perfect for enhancing your hallway or a corner of your house. The preserved floral arrangement trend also fits well with minimalistic decor. The look and feel of such flowers is a more refrained reflection of ‘living’ arrangements, giving you a scaled back look that fits right in to your minimalist theme. For example, a bunch of bleached ruscus stems casually put together in a vase adds a soft and natural look to a room without standing out too much. And there are several simple options to choose from, like some pussy willow stems put together in a jug. Those who prefer a more elaborate arrangement can explore dried bunny tails or pampas grass, which have tall, strong stems with full and fluffy plumes that create quite an impression. Dried flower arrangements can also add a fragrant touch to your rooms unlike fake flowers. Preserved eucalyptus bouquets are popular options for adding a long-lasting, fresh flower fragrance to your home. You can also change the look of your apartment to match the seasons by periodically changing your indoor foliage. For instance, colourful preserved flowers or those that have been dyed different colours can reflect spring and summer whereas arrangements of dried palm leaves and wheat ear flowers with their delicate natural colouring is ideal for autumn and winter. Whilst preserved foliage may be more expensive than faux flowers, they are more environmentally friendly and natural, they require minimal maintenance. They can add texture and character to any corner and truly elevate the interior of any space making them one of the best flower arrangements for home. If you want to know more about how dried floral arrangements can enhance your home, get in touch with Plaisir Cadeaux by clicking here.