Decorate with realistic silk flowers. Given the choice, most of us would choose a fresh bunch over faux flowers no matter how realistic. But fresh flowers are not always option - they last for a limited time, they can be expensive, and it takes time and effort to present them well. Faux flowers have come a long way since the bad old days of cheap faux flowers. The quality available these days is second to none - beautiful and super realistic. So for times when the real thing is not an option, don't feel at all bad about going faux!