We often get asked about the quality of the flower wall silk roses we use, so we thought we’d do a post to show the difference between what we call good and budget quality.
It’s safe to assume that most simulation flowers are made in China these days, so us being Shanghai puts us in a great position to see first hand the huge variety of choices, everything from unrealistic but cheap flowers right up to real touch with a fragrance. The flowers you decide on for your flower wall is all about your budget and the longevity you envision for your flower wall.
On this post today we will focus on pale cream roses – possibly the most popular type of flower we use! On the left in the image below is a high quality rose – thick, coated petals wrapped around a solid, covered core, each of these roses has around 25 petals, and is extremely robust. You can scrunch it up in your hand and it will retain it’s original shape.
The rose on the right is s budget rose, made of a very thin material and around only 17 petals, that aren’t tightly bound to a central core piece. If you scrunch this up in your hand, it will not return to it’s original shape and instead will end up looking distinctly un-rose like!
As you can see from the close ups, the budget rose on the left has a hole in the centre as there is no core piece, where as the rose on the right had petals glued to a covered core and is a lot more life like.
Seen here side by side, there is quite a difference in the quality, even from far away. We would never use the flower type on the left in our own designs, we would only offer this to clients who let us know their budget can’t perhaps stretch to the higher quality flower, which is why it’s important to let be upfront about what you would like to spend – it’s by far the best indicator as to what you can get for your money!