Dried flowers: A growing trend in the world of floral arrangements

Dried flowers: A growing trend in the world of floral arrangements

In recent years, dried flowers have surged as a popular trend in home decor, thanks in part, to the impact of influencers on social media, especially during lockdown. Today, there are over 3.1 million posts on Instagram, using the hashtag #driedflowers. And it’s no wonder why - these flowers are low maintenance and are a stylish alternative to fresh flowers, as they do not require light or water to maintain their stunning appearance. They can add a natural touch to any space in your home, and be used to capture the beauty of each season! In addition, dried flowers are 100% natural and biodegradable, making them significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional fresh flowers, which would have been grown and transported from long distances. 

What’s more, dried flowers have been picked up by popular retailers, such as H&M Home and  Selfridges, who offer stylish bouquets and decor pieces that would be perfect for any space. Some of the most popular dried flower combinations include pampas grass, bunny tails, eucalyptus, lavender, and roses. These last two especially, as not only are they visually beautiful, but they also bring a relaxing scent to any environment. 

Dried flowers are also becoming a popular choice for events like weddings, as they can be used to create long-lasting bouquets and wedding mementoes, for the bride and bridesmaids, as well as be used as reception decorations, including backdrops and table centrepieces. They make thoughtful gifts for any occasion, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or just for a Sunday pick-me-up! 

2023 trends

We are obsessed with the popularity of dried flowers, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Let us cover some of the most popular dried flower trends we think are going to be prevalent in 2023!

Everyone loves pressed flowers

There are many ways you can decorate a space using dried flowers, whether that be by placing beautifully arranged bouquets around your living room or keeping a pampas grass wreath on your door. In 2023, we can expect the art of pressing flowers to become more mainstream, as it allows for endless creative possibilities. You can hang pressed flowers on your walls, or add them to homemade cards and decorations - the possibilities are endless! This creative process also allows us to add more sentimental value to our homes. Pressing flowers from significant events, like wedding bouquets, or gifts from friends, allows us to add an elegant touch to a space, whilst capturing meaningful memories. 

Pink is in 

Pantone, the universally used colour-matching system, has named ‘Viva Magenta’ as the colour of the year for 2023. This colour can only be described as a deep, rich pink, and is expected to appear in a significant number of interior design industries in the coming year. In turn, this is predicted to inspire an increase in demand for a variety of pink flowers, so why not grab yourself a bouquet filled with rhododendrons, chrysanthemums, and carnations, to start off the year by being ahead of the trends?



Mixing flowers

In 2023, we expect to see floral displays that have a more rustic and wild character and feature a diverse selection of flowers. This can include contrasting colours, unique shapes, and a range of sizes. This type of arrangement can add more visual interest to a space, and help to portray the individual characteristics of each home. Some key flowers you could use to achieve this are tulips, baby’s breath, hyacinths, poppies, and strawflower. 

Latest data

Data from The Observatory of Economic Complexity shows that in 2020, dried flowers were the world’s 2681st most traded product, with a total trade value of $485 million. Between 2019 and 2020, the exporting of dried flowers had a growth rate of 1.01%, with its value increasing by $5 million. The top importers of dried flowers in 2020 were the Netherlands ($89.6M), France ($63.7M), the United Kingdom ($40.1M), Denmark ($38.1M), and Belgium ($35M).

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