Fake flowers have long had a naff reputation; however, it's unrealistic for most of us to consider buying a bunch of fresh peonies every week. Luckily, there's a flower trend that means you can fill every vase in the house without putting together an elaborate savings spreadsheet: dried flowers. Online shopping boutique Trouva said this was going to be a key interiors trends back in 2019, and two years later my Instagram feed is taken over with pictures of dried eucalyptus, lavender and thistles.
Like with most of our style obsessions, this started in Paris as the likes of Jeanne Damas, Sabina Socol and Marissa Cox placed sprawling dried bunches of grass in straw baskets. Preserved flowers are now typically chosen instead of fresh flowers.
This is a floral trend you're likely to see at weddings (when they are rescheduled), as dried grasses and flowers are being used for bridal bouquets alone or combined with fresh flowers, as well as for backdrops and centrepieces. Mandy Moore got married under an arch of dried flowers and carried a bouquet of preserved pink flowers at her wedding several years ago.
Trouva and Etsy are fully prepared for this spiking trend, as they both offer every kind of bloom you could hope for, with arranged bouquets for £25 and bunches of one type of flower for around £9. You can also extend the life span of your fresh flowers by drying them yourself. One of the most popular and simplest methods of drying flowers is to remove excess foliage, tie the bunch and hang it upside down for several weeks inside to let them air-dry.
Keep scrolling for some beautiful bunches we have found—and the vases to put them in.