The new year is a great time for a new look. Whether it’s a new hairstyle, new clothes or even redecorating a room in your home, the flip of the calendar page often inspires us to change things up.
But sometimes the new year’s budget, and a commitment to being more fiscally conscious can get in the way of the desire for new decoration.
We might want a million-dollar makeover on a $100 budget, so that means looking for ways to cut costs.
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Save money decorating
Instead of spending money on live flowers or beautiful bouquets of fresh roses every week, check out this Hydrangea and Roses arrangement.
You’ll save money and enjoy the blooms for years to come.
This Hydrangea and Roses would look spectacular on a mantle for an instant splash of color.
Consider this: If you bought a bouquet of flowers once a week from a local grocery store, you could probably pay as little as $10. You would arrange them in a vase yourself, and with a $10 bouquet, you would probably be limited in the type of flowers in the arrangement.
Over the course of a year, you’ll spend around $520 for those fresh flowers.
However, if you purchase a quality artificial flower arrangement, you might spend $60-100 up front, but you would have a flower arrangement that will last for years. You can pick the flowers you like, regardless of the season, and they would be arranged in the perfect container.
Consider that if you use the faux flower arrangement for a minimum of three years, your per-year cost for that arrangement is only $20-33.
For the same $520 you’ll spend on a fresh flower arrangement each week, you can buy three or four high quality faux flower arrangements and still save money!
Don’t break the wedding budget
Planning an upcoming wedding? Consider beautiful artificial bouquets for your wedding attendants without breaking the bank by using a variety of flower stems for making the perfect bouquet.
Customizable Flower Sprays are a great way to create your own custom bouquet design.
If you’re planning your wedding on a budget (and who isn’t??), flowers can really hit the budget hard. Couples spend an average of $1,500 on flowers for their wedding day, according to WeddingWire.com. While the arrangements and bouquets may go home with family or guests, they still only last a week or two.
Quality faux wedding flowers may actually cost a similar amount up front, but those bouquets and arrangements can now become a part of someone’s home décor for years. They create a nice memento that will have your guests, attendants and family remembering your special day for years to come.
Give a gift that lasts
Surprise your sweetheart with an elegant Dahlia, Morning Glory, and Ranunculus mixed arrangement that, like your love, won’t wither away.
Don’t forget about the value of artificial flowers on gift-giving occasions like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Consumers spent an average of $97.22 on roses for Valentine’s Day in 2019, according to Moneywise.
All that money spent on fresh roses that generally only last about a week.
Some women may require fresh roses on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, but if you’re looking for an unconventional option, consider purchasing a faux flower arrangement for that special lady instead. It will cost about the same and last at least 100 times longer.
Other benefits of giving artificial flowers as gifts
While faux flowers provide cost-effective quality and longevity, they also eliminate any concerns about allergies or finding the right flowers in the right season. Well-made artificial flower arrangements will provide a realistic substitute for live flowers that can be placed in any area of the house. With no need to worry about watering them, they’re perfect for those without a green thumb.
So, the next time you’re considering purchasing flowers, whether for an event or to decorate your home, take into account the longevity and cost-effectiveness of faux flowers.
As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.