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Our pick of the best dried flowers and preserved petals

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Olivia Lowry
Our pick of the best dried flowers and preserved petals

A firm favourite over on Pinterest and Instagram, dried flowers are still huge with interior designers and enthusiasts alike. This sustainable decor option requires minimal care whilst giving some pretty impressive looks- what’s not to love? This week we’re answering a couple of questions about these preserved pretties, and rounding up our favourite bouquets that are available to order right now.

How are dried flowers made?

Dried flowers and other arrangements are all about letting nature do its thing. In most cases, the drying process involves binding a few stems together with string and hanging them up for around 2 weeks.

How long do dried flowers last?

Most dried flowers last on average between 1-3 years, if cared for properly. Some types of dried flowers such as lavender last longer, thanks to their thicker and more rigid stems.

Monochrome Dried Bunch / Botanique Workshop

Part of Botanique Workshop’s sustainable living range, this arrangement of monochromatic stems features eucalyptus, dried poppies and pampas, among other dried flower favourites. We’re big fans of the off-white and deep brown colours of this bouquet which would look great in a neutral-toned living room.

From £42 
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Baked Blossom Bunch / The Happy Blossoms

Okay, this one’s seriously adorable. The folks at The Happy Blossoms have made up a jam jar-sized bouquet here of colourful Nigella, Rhodanthe and Statice flowers in punchy pinks, purples, blues and yellows. We reckon this one would go great on a living room side table, for those of you with colourful sofas and maximalist interiors.

£25
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The Conservation / Shida Preserved Flowers

Being green-fingered doesn’t have to mean keeping plants alive thanks to these stunning stems from London-based Shida Preserved Flowers. A carefully curated mixture of solidago and preserved buds make this bouquet the perfect Scandi-style addition. 

£39
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These stems not only look beautiful but smell beautiful, too (for up to 3 years when dried, amazingly!). Lavender is a classic scent, renowned for its aromatherapy benefits of de-stressing and bringing calm to chaos. With a focus on biodegradable packaging and minimal waste, these simple blue beauties are a great sustainable and pocket-friendly choice.

From £8.50
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Seen something you like? Here’s how to keep your preserved petals happy 👇

How do you look after dried flowers?

  • Keep them out of direct sunlight

  • Ensure they’re kept away from any type of moisture/humidity

  • Check the stems are still dry periodically

  • Give them a careful dusting once per month

 Model 03 in Brick with Pampas Grass

 

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