There’s a major 2020 interiors trend that’s sneakily crept into our lives, we’ve spotted it at event decor at fashion shows and product launches, it’s all over our Instagram feeds, it’s even getting big at weddings, events, and in hotel and restaurant interiors, and now you’ll find it on the high street – and once you see it, you’ll start to notice it everywhere.

Have you guessed it yet? Dried flowers are officially back from the dead, and they’re making a rather chic comeback. Trend setters have already swapped fresh bouquets for dried grasses and dried wildflowers.

According to Etsy, there’s been a 93% increase in searches for dried flowers in just the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year on Etsy in the UK).

Dried flower bunches from Rose & Grey

Poised to become one of the biggest trends for this year, the dried flower options just keep growing, from dried, whispy pampas grasses to delightful bunny tails, lavender and thistles. And for good reason too; they’re low-maintenance, eco-friendly as they last longer than cut flowers plus aren’t made of plastic like the faux varieties, plus they bring a whole new range of faded colour options (hello gorgeous pastels and muted greys) and fun textures to the table. And they can bring more height too; pampas grass (and other long stemmed dried grasses) are easy to style and look great in oversized statement vases, which can be difficult to fill with fresh flowers.

Lyndsey Goodger, Director of Rose & Grey , adds ‘Dried flower bouquets are an easy way of adding a little bit of texture to your home – while avoiding the guilt of constantly buying fresh flowers. A subtle bouquet in a statement vase is a such a quick way of adding a touch of personality to rooms.’

The trend extends far beyond the vase, as we’ve seen on the ‘gram with Olga Prinku’s pretty dried floral wreaths , and we’re still seeing plenty of pressed leaves preserved in glass frames too. And plants are getting a similar treatment, with preserved ferns, potted reeds and other botanicals available for order online.

Here are a few of our favourites from the UK highstreet… 1. PRETTY PASTELS

A favourite of HRH The Prince of Wales, The Happy Blossom ‘s range of dried bouquets ‘Baked Blossoms’ is wonderfully colourful, and proof that dried flowers have come a long way.

Their latest collection is inspired by bright spring colours – we particularly love the Sherbert Macaroon bunch and the sunny Peach Melba . We’re big fans of the Pistacchio pie too, and Blueberry Jam .

The bunches are made up of a range of dried flowers and grasses that are dried, preserved, bleached or painted and therefore last up to a year if looked after properly – each bunch comes with a bespoke dried flower care card.

Baked Blossom’s bouquets always move with the seasons, from powdery blue delphiniums, sweetly-scented garden roses and blousy coral peonies in May; to ruby red rosehips and Chinese lanterns in […]