If you are looking for a more affordable way to spruce up your home, silk flowers are an option. Here is a guest post from Michelle Errair at Floral & Hearty Designs in Coral Springs, Fla.
Silk Flowers may save money:
In today’s economy, businesses and households are looking to reduce expenses for many items, and very often, the first things to go are the “nice to have” items such as flowers for decorating your home or office. But wait! You may not have realized that silk flowers can be an economical alternative to fresh flowers. Many silk flowers are so realistic that it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart from other fresh flower options. Once you factor in the cost savings, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with real flowers!
Here’s a break down on the possible savings:
o The average cost of a professionally designed silk floral arrangement customized to fit the décor of your home ranges from $150-$250.
o Compare that to fresh flowers which average $20 per purchase; so if you calculate a $20 fresh flowers purchase every other week for one year (26 weeks) – those fresh flowers have cost you $520! A silk floral arrangement reduces your budget by $300-$400 in the first year alone.
o With little care, silk flowers can last upwards of 4 years bringing your total savings to close to $2,000!
Do you use silk flowers? Would you? Are they hard to keep clean?