Dried flowers have been decorating our Instagram feeds for months, and are part of a long list of interior trends we’re keen to adopt in our own homes.
More than just enjoyable to look at, they’re a more eco-friendly alternative to your usual floral arrangements. They’re also biodegradable and easy to look after, so if you’ve been struggling to keep plants and foliage alive during lockdown, dried styles are the next best thing.
The only upkeep they need is to be kept away from direct sunlight and not put in water.
We’re always on the hunt to find new and exciting ways to spruce up our space and, thanks to John Lewis & Partners, it’s now easier than ever.
The British retailer has paired up with Ixia Flowers, an RHS Flower Show winning florist, for an exclusive range of dried flowers starting from £39.95.
There are six dried bouquets on offer, with more expected soon – three are medium-sized and three are in a showstopping large. A mix of pampas grass, stems, foliage and flowers, they’re the perfect way to refresh your bedroom, dining area or windowsill.
As explained in our guide to drying your own blooms at home, dried flowers can last two to three years if looked after properly.
Jess Runciman, founder of dried flower company Fluoresse, shared her tips with The Independent on making them last. “I always recommend keeping dry flowers out of harsh direct sunlight, away from heat sources like radiators, and to avoid humid rooms like bathrooms or kitchens,” she said.
Once arranged, leave them alone and simply enjoy. Have your shopping basket at the ready, as we’ve got all the details on the full collection below.
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Ixia Flowers luxury brights dried flowers: £69.95, Johnlewis.com
This beautifully vibrant bunch will add a burst of colour into neutral spaces – a statement piece all on its own. A mix of dried pink and lilac ruscus, triticum, laguras, sun spear, purple static and pink pampas, it's vivid and eye-catching. It also comes hand-tied with twine and black silk ribbon in a flower box, so it'd be a cheery gift for someone special.
Ixia Flowers luxury whites dried flowers: £69.95, Johnlewis.com
One of the best aspects of dried flowers is their variety of textures. This bunch is brilliant for adding a finishing touch to a room without overloading it with colour, especially if you tend to favour a more tonal palette with your interiors. White needn’t be boring as this bouquet of seed heads, grasses, natural avena, palm spear, bleached broom, gypsophila and pampas shows.
Ixia Flowers luxury mix dried flowers: £69.95, Johnlewis.com
Welcome spring with this mix of lavender and blue that will be the perfect pick-me-up on payday. Tied together is lavender, phalaris, bleached broom, hydrangea and delphinium, which will instantly update your space and make it feel brighter. It’s also the perfect excuse to go vase shopping – find our favourites in our guide to the vases you need to up your interiors game.
Ixia Flowers mix premium dried flowers: £39.95, Johnlewis.com
This smaller bunch is ideal if you want to dress up a littler space such as a bedside table or windowsill. You can also upcycle old milk bottles or candle jars to use as vases – just remember not to add any water. This is the perfect bunch if you want to add just a touch of colour.
Ixia Flowers whites premium dried flowers: £39.95, Johnlewis.com
If your style is more minimal, this smaller bunch of dried white and brown flowers is an easy way to introduce florals into your space without having to hoover up petals or change the water as you would with a real bunch. Low maintenance but long-lasting, they’re a simple way to make a big change.
Ixia Flowers brights dried flowers: £39.95, Johnlewis.com
We can only describe this candy-themed colourful bouquet as joyful. The bright reds, muted purples and soft pinks are shades that are often harder to come by in fresh flowers, and this bunch will last you much longer. Not to mention all the arranging is done for you, so you simply need to unbox it, put it in a vase and enjoy. We think this would make the perfect table centrepiece.
For more dried flower inspiration, read our guide to the best places to buy pampas grass online
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