Foliage Bases: Why They’re So Important And How To Build Your Collection

When selecting and creating faux flower arrangements you can draw influence from all kinds of places. Flower shows, social media, even the great outdoors. But how many of you look to your clothes for inspiration?

Your wardrobe most likely contains one-off pieces, everyday casuals and, somewhere in between, a collection of versatile items that shape your outfits and build your look. Well, that’s exactly what a well-curated foliage base can do for your floral displays. 

Read on to discover what a foliage base actually is, and why it’s so important when putting together your faux (and fresh) flower arrangements...

What is a foliage base?

Whether you’re a floral expert or don’t know your dahlias from your hydrangeas, it always helps to go back to basics when first creating a display.

Put simply, foliage refers to leaves or branches. They represent the flourishing part of a tree or plant and help to fill out your arrangements, adding a more natural element. While a selection of flowers is nothing without its pretty petals and complementary vase, foliage is there to provide support without stealing the show.

We could spend all day talking about our favourite types of flowers, but we want to let you into the not-so-secret garden of foliage bases. These are the foundations upon which your arrangement is made – providing essential balance and design. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of building up your own collection.

Why build up a foliage base?

At Lily’s House London we want you to get the most out of your floral displays. That’s why we place so much value on a well-cultivated foliage base.

With an array of styles and colours to choose from, you can complete your foliage base with a tasteful addition from our faux stem collection. Or flip the script by adding fresh flowers to make your faux foliage look more like the real deal – we won’t tell if you don’t!

By building up a foliage base you can coordinate with the in-bloom species, or enjoy your favourite flowers all year round. Collecting and storing them is simple too. Categorise by colour, separate your bold and neutral options or group according to season – the choice is yours.

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Ready to begin your faux foliage journey? Head to our Instagram page for tips on how to create and maintain the perfect base collection. With handy tutorials and step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how each stage of the arrangement helps to form a well-rounded display that’s sure to have heads turning. 

And if you want to pair up your foliage base with some beautiful faux flowers, check out our selection of stems and arrangements. We’ve got designs to suit every taste, plus a range of complementary vases and stunning gifts. For anything else, feel free to send us a message on our contact page – we’d love to chat to you!
August 01, 2021