8 Reasons Why Dried Flowers Are Stealing Our Hearts

We at Milla Rose are strong advocates for dried flowers. We’re big believers in how a simple, everlasting flower arrangement can completely brighten up and add character to your home.

Dried and preserved flowers have seen a dramatic resurgence in popularity recently. This may have you wondering – what is so great about dried flowers? 

The top 8 benefits of dried flowers are:

1. Ultra-long-lasting

2. A gift that doesn’t stop giving

3. Super low maintenance

4. Great value for money

5. Utterly stunning (goes without saying)

6. Amazing versatility

7. Easy to change up the arrangement

8. Available for all seasons

The Resurgence of Dried Flowers

There’s no denying it, dried and preserved flowers have been blowing up our socials this year – and for good reason! These beauties have every second person wanting to get their hands on an arrangement or bouquet.

Perhaps Covid-19 gifting us with more home-improvement time, the rise in home-décor eCommerce like Etsy and visually stimulating posts on Instagram and Pinterest created the perfect storm for a dried flower comeback.

Dried flowers are nothing new, they’ve actually been around forever. But just like jeans with flares,

Our Top 8 Benefits of Dried Flowers

1. They’re Ultra-Long-Lasting

Yes, it’s true – if cared for correctly, and provided they’re of good quality, dried flowers can last up to several years!

Gone are the days of having a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers in your living table, only for them to be sad and deflated within a week.

Without a doubt, this is a game-changer, as this makes dried and preserved flowers a better investment for gifts, home décor or styling, or even for weddings and other events.

To ensure your dried flower arrangement lasts as long as possible, check out our definitive guide to caring for dried flowers.

2. A Gift that Doesn’t Stop Giving

Not only are dried flower arrangements super popular right now, but they also make an incredible gift – one that keeps on giving.

With lockdowns and isolation making it more difficult to show the ones we care about that we’re thinking of them, dried flowers delivered to our loved-ones’ door with one click has become a game-changer.

In fact, almost half of our arrangements have been sold as gifts for others. Nothing brings more joy than seeing a beautiful arrangement at your front door (which we have been spending so much time behind this year).

And instead of your generosity being forgotten, dried flowers are a gift that sits in the forefront of their home, constantly reminding the receiver that you were thinking of them in this year of hard knocks.

3. Super Low Maintenance

We’ve all gone out and excitedly bought some herbs or plants, only to find it withering away a few weeks later when we realized we forgot to water them. The last thing many of us fear adding to our overflowing schedule is something else we have to care for and think about.

The beauty in dried flowers is that they are super low maintenance. Pick a spot in the house and BAM there you have it, your beautiful dried flower arrangement has become part of the furniture.

No watering, fertilizer or soil required. And really, we mean NONE, or you may just wreck your arrangement. Instead – stare, admire, delight and brag (just a little).

4. Great Value for Money

Now, one of the biggest questions we get asked is – why are dried flowers so expensive?

Although prices of dried flowers certainly vary a lot between vendors, you can expect a bunch to cost you substantially more than a fresh bunch for the size, hence why this question of cost is raised.

However, when we break it down like this, it gives a bit of perspective:

Say a fresh bunch of flowers costs you $50, but lasts you 10 days, you’re paying $5 a day.

On the other hand, let’s say a dried flower arrangement costs you $100, but lasts you 2 years (that’s an understatement), in which case you’re paying 14c a day.

So yes, in fact, dried flowers are great value for money.

5. Utterly Stunning (goes without saying)

It goes without saying, but dried flowers are utterly gorgeous. They can take a dull looking room and bring vibrance and character.

Just like fresh flowers, dried flowers are available in many shapes, colours and sizes, with hundreds of unique combinations you can create. We at Milla Rose get such a joy from designing new, stunning dried flower creations and sharing them with the world. We want you to experience this joy too.

Some of our favourite dried flowers are hydrangeas, Italian Ruscus, pampas grass, sun-palms, honesty and Amaranthus. Each day we find new and unique ways of arranging our favourites – the creative possibilities are endless!

6. Amazing Versatility

Not only are there so many unique types and combinations of dried flowers, but the ways you can use them are close to endless.

Some of our favourite ways to use dried flowers are in arrangements or bouquets, creating a wreathe, glass domes or

There’s also plenty of creative things you can do with dried flowers, including pressing and framing, creating beautiful petal confetti, making or phone cases, or simply hanging them creatively around the home.

There really is no end to the number of ways dried flowers can be used.

7. Easy to Change Up the Arrangement

Another glowing benefit of dried flowers is the ability to change up the arrangement. Not only can you rearrange or repurpose the existing flowers, but you can also add and subtract new flowers and grasses over time.

Your dried flower arrangement can evolve as the style of your room evolves. Perhaps you fall in love with some pink shades? Or maybe you start to get sick of your current flower combinations? Not to worry – go out and buy yourself some more stems to supplement your existing arrangement. Or you could even learn how to dry flowers to freshen things up.

The long-lasting nature of dried flowers sets the foundation for an ever-evolving creative project to match whatever season you find yourself in.

8. Available for All Seasons

Gone are the days of waiting for spring or summer in order for your favourite flower to bloom. Dried flowers are available all year round, for all seasons.

Whatever look or vibe you’re going for; you won’t have to search for long to find what brings you joy.

 

Join in on the Joy

Dried flowers truly are beautiful – their rise in popularity is really no surprise.

At Milla Rose, we want you to experience the joy that comes from dried flowers and the vibrance they bring to a home. We have our own suite of arrangements that are handcrafted using high-quality products.

Whether it’s a gift for a loved one, or even yourself, we know that you’ll fall in love with one of our stunning creations.

xx

Al