Where to Buy the Most Realistic Fake Flowers

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I never thought I would say this, but I use fake flowers ALL THE TIME in my home decor. Several years ago, I didn’t own a single artificial flower and I spent a fortune on fresh flowers each week. Don’t get me wrong, I always prefer fresh to faux, BUT it’s not easy or affordable to have beautiful fresh flowers in the house all the time, especially in the colder months. Over the past two years I have developed a beautiful collection of realistic fake flowers that I use over and over each season to fill my home with gorgeous color and today I’m sharing my favorite sources for faux flowers with you!

In the often colorless days of winter, a pop of color in the house is a welcome sight. My absolute favorite flower is a peony, and whether real or faux I am happy to have them in any room. Let’s be honest though, not all fake flowers are created equal. I have seen some truly awful artificial blooms that I would not use in my home, but the quality and price point of many fake flowers has vastly improved in the past several years and often it it hard to tell if they are real or faux.


Below are affiliate links for the most realistic fake peonies I have found. While the prices vary, they are all super beautiful and realistic looking.

One way I have found to make realistic fake flowers look beautiful is to use a single variety of flower an an arrangement. Faux peonies mixed with artificial eucalyptus are simple and easy to add to a dough bowl and look pretty for weeks.

See how I style my dough bowls for every season by clicking HERE.


I love my faux cherry blossoms and use them from late winter through early fall. I also use many varieties of faux branches to fill in large empty spaces.

Below are affiliate links to my favorite cherry blossoms and other branches.


Along with fake flowers, I also use faux greenery in every season. I wish I had a green thumb and could keep live plants growing beautifully, but that is not one of my talents, so I look for realistic artificial trees and greenery to add to my decor.

Below are links to some beautiful greenery that I use in every season throughout my home. The larger trees are often a bit of an investment, but they last for years and are great quality. (plus I don’t feel terrible about killing a live plant!)

A little splash of greenery adds a pretty touch to a simple vignette.

I hope this gives you some good sources for realistic fake flower shopping at affordable prices. I am always on the lookout for new places to get faux flowers and will update this post as I find them!

You can also see how I use faux flowers and greenery to get through winter by clicking HERE.

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. Perfect post! I’ve used faux flowers for years. I buy the best that I can and have stored them carefully between uses. They have lasted for years. The only real ones I buy are poinsettias during Christmas. My all time favorites are my white ones..

  2. Faux flowers have really come a long way in the last several years. I love using them too. I do find that even with some of the most realistic flowers, the leaves aren’t the same quality and give them away as fakes. I often trim the leaves and add fresh greenery. My favorite filler greens are seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum and ruscus. I had some leftover ruscus from my niece’s wedding flowers in May and the stems (kept in water or water tubes) still look great in January!! My favorite flowers are peonys and hydrangeas so love having those in my collection at all times. It’s fun to collect various flowers as you find them and have a great stash to pick from when coming up with just the right thing for any spot in your home iin any season.
    Karen – love your style and everything you do!

    1. You sound like a girl I could hang out with!! Completely agree and love all of the same varieties. Especially love mixing faux and fresh! Have a great day!

  3. What a great post! I’m looking forward to incorporating some of these quality faux flowers/foliage into my decor to help with the Winter blahs. Thank you!

  4. These peonies are gorgeous! I was surprised to see that they are from Pier 1 and was really excited, however, we can’t get them from Pier 1 in Canada! I am hoping I can order them from the US for delivery here. I’ve been looking for years for real looking ones! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Karen…thanks so much for taking the time to reply and the suggestion of Pottery Barn. Yes, I can get them from them!!!! So exciting!!!

  6. Wow! What great info all in one place! If I could do huge fresh flowers in every room I would. Hydrangeas and Peonies being my favorite. Not only is it cost prohibitive, but they fade and get messy so fast. I will look into some of the faux ones you suggest. I LOVE the Peony and Eucalyptus dough bowl. Right my style. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I agree that faux flowers have come a long way. The ones in this article are beautiful. Thank you for the links to several of them, but I’d like to know the exact peonies and cherry blossoms in the photos. Thanks!

  8. I’m so confused. I don’t see a list of recommended stores in this post. I clicked through only to find a list of privacy policies. Where are people seeing store names? If there is a store list, please drop it here or somehow highlight in your post. Also, the only stores I do see are the1800Flowers display ads. I’m not going to shop there. I want to go in store. Thx

    1. Hi There – I’m sorry the links weren’t easy for you to find! I have shared online shopping links, which appear throughout the post. They are the photos of flowers and you should be able to click on them. Alternatively, here is a link to my favorite online faux flower shop: https://rstyle.me/+2lED7Sh8ovZIphg-t4jYqg
      I hope that helps you!

  9. Hi there! The peonies in the photo, are they all from Afloral.com? Did you get the blush pink or light pink? Thank you so much!!!

    1. Hi There! The peonies are a mixture of light pink and blush. You really can’t go wrong with Afloral…their products are beautiful!!

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