Joanna Gaines Approves of Using Faux Flowers as a Décor Trend (And so Do We)

Updated 08/16/19
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Historically, we've always opted for real flowers over fake—no number of silk petals or texturized wires can replace real live greenery. But given the everlasting indoor plant trend, there seems to be a growing demand for more simplistic, budget-friendly options requiring little to no maintenance. Retailers like Urban Outfitters, CB2, and West Elm have taken note, peppering a few faux monstera leaves and eucalyptus sprigs throughout their selection of vases and planters.

But taking the trend to a whole new level, Chip and Joanna Gaines launched their very own take on this viral trend with their Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line for Target in 2017. Since launching, their décor pieces have been fan favorites, but their vases and stems collection specifically have won many hearts. Their collection is peppered with an assortment of vases of varying heights and colors, plus faux dogwood, eucalyptus, and astilbe stems. "Faux stems and greenery are an easy way to bring life to any space," reads the Hearth & Hand brand shop page.

Specifically, Joanna recommends layering in vases in varying heights and colors for a textured look. 

"These are great because you can work with blooms that aren't in season. They're extremely low maintenance, and you won't have to worry about them wilting," explains Joanna in a styling video for Target. "I like to stick to one kind of stem and use a few in each vase because it looks the most authentic." Before trimming the branches to be the right height for each vase, Gaines bends the wire ends and places them in the vase to measure. Then, she snips the branch at the end fold with a pair of bolt cutters.

"Make sure you tease out the branches to give them a little life and movement," she continues. She always adds a bit of water to each vase for a realistic touch. "These are great as a centerpiece on your dining table or on a coffee table or even a mantle. I love how easy it is to create a stunning arrangement with just a few pieces without blowing your budget."

Shop our favorite vases and faux branches from Chip and Joanna Gaines's line below.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia 8" Double Wall Vase $20
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Stick a stem of bright green faux leaves to offset the pastel green tones in the vase or pile it high with bright yellow lemons - either way, this double-walled, imposing beauty is going to create a striking presence on your counter.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia White Dogwood Stem $13
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Bring in some warmth during the cold, winter evenings with these delicate white flowers that can brighten up the dullest of corners in your room.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia 9" Double Wall Vase Yellow $15
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If it's color and fun you're after, this cheery, yellow vase gets our vote of confidence.

Faux Amber Olive Branch Arrangement - Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Faux Amber Olive Branch Arrangement $10
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How about a touch of the Tuscan countryside on your dinner table with this simple yet striking olive branch? Pair it with an amber or green vase for added drama. (the older plant listed wasn't available any longer so I switched it for a new option)

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Glass Belly Vase $20
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It's safe to say that a classic clear glass vase is never going out of style. Top it on a pile of books to create an elevated corner or pair with different shaped and colored vases for added texture.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Eucalyptus Pick Stem $10
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The perfect addition to your entryway table or if you're all about making a statement add this to an existing bunch of blooms.

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Jug Vase $30
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Just the kind of striking centerpiece you need to elevate your coffee table game to a whole new level.

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