Don’t have a green thumb? That’s nothing to worry about. You can liven up your décor and keep your home feeling fresh in every season by decorating with fake plants.
Faux plant décor can be a great way to add a splash of colour and texture to an otherwise dull interior. You can use fake vines and artificial house plants to brighten up the dark corners of your home, hide electrical switches and internet routers from the view, and cover up parts of wall or furniture that are in a dire need of a repair.
In case you are feeling a bit skeptical about decorating with fake plants, here are a few tips that might help you out.
Tips for Decorating with Fake Plants
Using artificial plants for home décor is a really great idea for those who don’t have enough time to water, trim and look after real plants. The key to faux plant décor lies in how well you make them blend in with their surroundings as well as the rest of the potted greens in your home.
Check out these tips on decoration with fake plants for some much-needed inspiration:
- Buy fake plants that look real
- Place them in natural light
- Mix with real greenery
- Pay attention to the placement
- Clean them often
- Add real dirt
- Repot your plant
Let’s discuss each of these faux plant décor tips in detail.
Buy Fake Plants That Look Real
If you have decided to spruce up your home with some faux greenery, make sure to buy artificial plants that look almost real. Placing cheap fake plants around your house will only bring down the value of your overall décor, which is never a good thing.
The best way to go about it is to research common houseplants to get familiar with their average size and how they look. This will help you in buying artificial house plants that can pass as the real thing. Though such options will most likely be a little expensive, it is better to invest in good-quality faux plants than buying cheap ones.
Place Them in Natural Light
Faux plants may not require sunlight to thrive, but the best way to pass them as real plants is by putting them on the windowsill or any other part of your house that receives the most sunlight. Stairways, entryways, balconies, terraces and doorways are ideal spots for both real and artificial house plants.
Here are some more tips to decorate your home with plants and greenery that you may find helpful.
Mix Them with Real Greenery
If you are decorating with fake plants, try mixing them up with real flowers and foliage to add some texture to the arrangement. Real vines are usually very delicate and don’t draw much attention, so pairing them up with faux greenery can add a nice touch to your overall room décor.
Moreover, avoid placing two artificial plants next to each other if they are completely identical. Since real plants have natural differences and don’t look alike even if they are the same type, the close placement of your faux plants can make them stand out.
In case you are wondering which real plants can be used to pair up with your faux décor, we’ve put together a list of beautiful air-purifying indoor plants for Pakistani homes that you must check out.
Pay Attention to Their Placement
Put the artificial topiary trees and other tall artificial plants on your porch or patio to liven up the outdoor area of your house. You can also create a fake plant wall using artificial ivy that is easily available in the market. Meanwhile, inside your house, big and small artificial plants must be placed in a manner you would have placed the real ones. That means, they must be placed near the windows or someplace where they have access to sunlight.
Furthermore, if you are using a glass or transparent vase for your artificial flowers, don’t forget to fill it with water to give your arrangement a more realistic look.
Add Real Dirt to the Pots
Another easy tip for decorating with fake plants is to add real dirt to their pots. Whether you have purchased small succulents or invested in a large planter to make your decoration with fake plants appear elegant and expensive, adding some dirt to their pots will make the whole arrangement look rather real.
Usually, artificial plants with pots use a Styrofoam base, which can be very apparent. Therefore, it is recommended to paint the Styrofoam brown before covering it with mud.
Repot Your Plant
For those using artificial plants for home décor, repotting the arrangement into a new pot or planter can change up their entire look. You can even repaint the pots to complement the rest of your décor or choose a planter with bold design to add texture to your room.
You can buy pots and planters either online or from roadside nurseries. The old flower pots in your home can also be upgraded with paint and varnish.
Clean Them Often
Artificial indoor plants can get just as dirty as the outdoor ones. To maintain a clean and healthy environment inside your home, it is imperative to clean these faux plants every other day. You can use a clean piece of cloth to wipe the dust and dirt from the artificial leaves and stems to keep the plants looking fresh and bright. Since dust can be more apparent on large fake plants, you can wash them with soapy water and a sponge to get rid of any dirt particles and debris.
Once they are clean, leave them to air dry or gently wipe the leaves with a clean cloth.
To conclude, artificial house plants can be a great addition to your décor, as long as you place them correctly and mix them up with real greenery.
This brings an end to our guide on the faux plant décor. If you have more tips on decorating with fake plants, feel free to share them with us by dropping an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also take a look at some indoor gardening tips for healthy houseplants as well as a list of non-toxic plants that are completely safe for pets.
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