Decorating with Dried Florals

There’s nothing I love much more than fresh flowers, and would love to tuck them into every corner of my house. That’s obviously not practical year-round, especially when the garden is dormant. The flower water must be changed daily, the vase cleaned, the ends re-snipped, any wilting bits pulled out…

Because I love the impact of something natural in every room (faux flowers, fake plants, branches are very un-wabi-sabi!), I’ve recently embraced adding more dried floral elements to our space, especially in areas where a living houseplant may not be possible due to light and additional care requirements. While a mixed floral arrangement can be quite pretty, as I do with most of my fresh bouquets, I like to keep my dried florals simple by sticking to a single variety. Here are some of my favorites for dried floral arrangements.

Dried Floral Favorites

  • Hydrangeas (especially Limelight, Tardiva and Annabelle varieties)

  • Millet (commonly known as ‘broomcorn’)

  • Grasses (including Maiden and Pampas varieties)

  • Allium pods

  • Statice

  • Curly willow

  • Northern Sea Oats

  • Strawflower


Annabelle hydrangeas

Annabelle hydrangeas


Dried allium pods

Dried allium pods


White statice

White statice


Maiden grass

Maiden grass


Annabelle hydrangeas

Annabelle hydrangeas


Pampas grass and millet

Pampas grass and millet


Limelight hydrangeas

Limelight hydrangeas

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