Indoor greenery is a beautiful way to make your space more inviting, but if you have genuine challenges keeping plants alive, then faux plants are an excellent solution if you want the lush accents of living plants with no upkeep, no watering, and no fallen leaves.
Today's faux plants are realistic and expertly made from high-quality materials and are potted in a stylish container. There are real benefits to having live plants in the house. They improve air quality, among other things. However, if you have allergies, a black thumb, or kids under three, you may want to avoid living plants.
Here are some suggestions to consider when you're in the market for faux plants.
What Kind of Faux Plants Should I Buy?
The kind of plant you want in your home depends entirely on your taste and design goals. Faux plants add the same elements as real plants, without the hassle. They add softness and lushness and create a fantastic focal point for any room.
Some options to consider when you're buying faux plants are to go for plants that already look fake. Ficus, palms, and fiddle leaf fig trees have shiny leaves that already look like plastic, which makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and fake varieties.
Orchids are an excellent option for a fake flowering plant with its broad, shiny, stiff leaves and architectural blossoms. It's challenging to tell if an orchid is a fake at a glance, and these elegant flowers make excellent centerpieces in your dining area or living room.
How Do I Take Care of My Faux Plants?
The number one benefit of using faux plants instead of real ones is that you don't have to take care of them. Nevertheless, there are a few things to keep your plants looking as authentic as possible.
- Cleaning. Dust them periodically to ensure that a thin layer of dust doesn't settle on the leaves and petals. Dust is an easy giveaway that the plant is not real.
- Out of Direct Sun. Make sure your silk blossoms aren't directly in the sunlight. Silk left in sunlight will fade.
- Move Them Around. If you're using a faux bouquet of tea roses as a centerpiece for an event you're hosting, you may want to switch the bouquet out the next time you have the same set of friends over. A gorgeous bouquet of blooms that stays fresh week after week is a sure sign the roses were made, not grown.
Faux plants are an excellent way to add the allure of living things into your house without the pressure of trying to keep them alive. Look for high-end silk or plastic which imitate the kind of plant you're looking to buy and place them thoughtfully throughout your house to create an organic effect.