Plants and flowers add proof of life to your room. Dried foliage is a lower cost and lower maintenance option for cheap decorators who lack a green thumb.
How to use dried foliage
Put dried flowers or greenery in a large vase, leaving room between the bottom of the vase and tip of them stem.
Or, pile foliage into a basket.
Where to shop
I’ve found the best dried foliage at:
Home Goods – Home Goods has an aisle of gorgeous dried plants and flowers from $7 – $18+.
Hobby Lobby – Dried foliage is on sale for 50% off every other week.
Target – Target’s foliage selection is small, but mighty. You’ll find mostly green and brown pieces.
Antique/craft fairs – Their selection will likely be preserved to better resemble live plants and flowers. Fairs can have higher quality, but pricier items at $20+.
Or, make your own by setting green plants, like eucalyptus, out to dry. You can find eucalyptus bushes at Trader Joe’s for under $4.