Alright kids. It’s that time again: when we come together and debate controversial home-related questions. (See the last “What’s Your Take” posts where we debate juju hats, jacobean fabrics, Turkish kilim rugs and brass/bronze.)
I’m looking for your opinions once again today. No holds barred. Let’s hear it:
Let’s examine the evidence.
Evidence that Faux Florals are the Toupee of Home Decorating:
Both of those photos fall under the “fake and kinda eww” category. Pretty convincing argument that faux florals are no-go, don’t you think? I should’ve been a lawyer.
Evidence that Faux Florals are a Sound Solution for People with Black Thumbs
First, I must make a confession. Not always, but many times, the flowers in my photographs are not real. Here are a few examples.
These pink peonies. Not real.
The blue hydrangeas on my desk. Fake as a Los Angeles boob job.
This is an old pic, but the orchids? You guessed it: they are Milli Vanilli. Pretenders.
But you know what? That is an old pic. And they are still fresh and alive-ish, which is more than I can say for many of my other victims.
Come rain or come shine, they persevere. They are undeterred by the changing temperature. They do not fear my plant-murdering ways.
And I like to think the faux-flower-making technology has improved and they’re looking a little more life-like these days. Or maybe that’s just something I tell myself so I can have real-looking not-dead flowers in my house?
Leave your answer in the comments: are faux florals the Joan Rivers of home decorating? The Easy Cheese of the plant world? The fake-and-bake of home accessories? Or have they come a long way and become an acceptable decorating option for a serial flower killer? Would you use them in your home?