Time to rethink your flower arrangements.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated January 25, 2019
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Forget everything you thought you knew about dried flowers. If the thought of dried flower arrangements is conjuring up images of stuffy decor that hasn't seen the light of day in decades—think again. Preserved floral arrangements are cool again, and they're poised to become one of the biggest flower trends of 2019. Not only are dried botanicals beautiful, but they'll last infinitely longer than fresh flowers. So while it can be difficult to shell out $50 for red roses that will wilt in a week, buying dried flowers is a much better investment. If you want to add a forever arrangement to your dining table or fireplace mantel, we've rounded up some of the best online sources for preserved bouquets and botanicals. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, this could be the ultimate way to express your everlasting love.

Etsy

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Some of the most spectacular dried flower arrangements on the web can be found on Etsy. Most often, these preserved bouquets are intended for weddings, but don't let that stop you from displaying these gorgeous florals in a vase year-round. 

To buy: Sola Dried Wedding Bouquet, from $30, MKedraWedding.etsy.com

Etsy

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Besides bouquets, pressed flowers and leaves preserved in glass frames are also trending right now. Search the term "herbariums" on Etsy and Pinterest for inspiration and options to buy. If you love the dried flowers trend but don't want another vase cluttering your countertop, this is the perfect solution. 

To buy: Pressed Chamaedorea in Glass Frame, from $32, Julivani.etsy.com

West Elm

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Eucalyptus is one of the easiest plants to dry yourself—for the best results, buy fresh eucalyptus and place it in a vase without water, away from sunlight and any sources of heat. Even easier? Order some dried eucalyptus branches that are ready to be displayed on your kitchen table or bathroom counter. 

To buy: Eucalyptus Bundle, $19, westelm.com

Etsy

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To show off your favorite dried flowers everywhere you go, order this pressed flower phone case. This handmade case is bound to collect compliments. 

To buy: Handmade Pressed Flower Phone Case, from $17, SunnyPigStudio.etsy.com

Terrain

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Crafted from dried oregano and lush lavender, this delicate wreath is the ideal door decor to greet spring. When kept dry and away from sunlight, this beauty can last for a couple months. 

To buy: Kent Beauty Wreath, from $98, shopterrain.com