Plants are one of the easiest ways to add personality and class to your living spaces, but what if you don’t have a green thumb? If you don’t have the time to keep up with watering schedules or you lack the amount of natural light required to keep plants, you might consider using artificial plants in your decorating. There’s a variety of faux plants available which are certain to fit all tastes and budgets.
Indoor trees add just the right touch to a living room or den. If you don’t have the time or talent for pruning, you might consider an artificial topiary. These fake trees can be purchased in a range of shapes and sizes and will look lovely in the corner of your family room or entryway. Whether you prefer ficus, cedar, or boxwood, nearly all types of indoor trees can be found in artificial topiaries. You can choose from simple and natural to fancy pruning such as balls and spirals. Replanting the topiary in a decorative pot will complete the look.
One of the most common and simplest uses for artificial plants is a floral bouquet. Perfect on a coffee table or as a centerpiece on your kitchen table, these bouquets are versatile and can be used to accentuate the colors in your décor. Baskets of flowers and greenery are easy to assemble and provide a personal touch that can be changed with little effort. The addition of a seasonal plant such as holly will update the look of your bouquet in minutes.
Houseplants such as ferns can be hard to keep alive. If you love the look of a certain plant, but can’t keep it alive for very long, you may want to look for an artificial plant. Faux houseplants look realistic without the work and mess. If you love plants that shed their leaves and need constant upkeep, an artificial one will give you all the beauty without the fuss. You won’t have to worry about sunlight, watering, or keeping an artificial plant away from drafts.
How To Choose Artificial Plants
If you are planning to decorate with artificial plants, you’ll want to set a budget before you shop. Fake trees, flowers and plants come in a wide range of prices. You should choose greenery that is of good quality to ensure maximum durability and realism. It’s important to know where you plan to keep the plant, as well as the dimensions of the area. If you are looking for topiary, make sure the height will fit the room. Artificial plants can be pruned like living plants, but be careful with any cutting you do since it won’t grow back if you make a mistake.
How To Make Your Artificial Plants Look Real
Once you’ve purchased your artificial plants, there are a few tricks that will help make them appear as lifelike as possible. You should consider replanting the greenery in a decorative pot using real dirt. When coupled with a high quality faux plant, real dirt will fool most people. It is also important to dust artificial plants and topiaries often. Use a feather duster or cleaning rag and gentle soap to keep your leaves shiny and vibrant.
Not everyone has the time and discipline to keep a house full of living plants. Fortunately for those of us who weren’t born with a green thumb, artificial plants can provide all the natural touch of the real thing to your décor, with almost none of the hassle or work.