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Artificial Plants – Faux goodness!

I have found a new love and I want to let you all in my little décor secret, faux plants! I just can’t get enough. Don’t get me wrong, I love the real stuff too. If you are a hard-working gardener and real-plant lover, kudos to you! But there is something about artificial flowers and plants I just can’t resist. Not only are they low-maintenance and can last FOREVER (or so), but I truly believe they add a very special kick to any décor in ANY space that the real stuff just doesn’t. Have you tried them? Here are a few simple tips that can help you with your own faux plant décor!

Stick to high-quality

They’re faux, but that doesn’t mean they have to look like it. Try to stick to the high-quality plants that give you a real taste even if you have to spend a few extra dollars, it’s worth it! A beautiful pot makes all the difference in the quality look and feel of your plant, start there. Go for plants that have “fake dirt” or “soil” – that will add to the illusion. Lastly, pick a good looking stem or flawed leaves, the imperfection will add to the “real thing” look and no one will tell the difference!

Do they fit?

Like any other accent piece, faux plants should add to your existing décor, not fade it. Make sure your selection is a good fit for your space – maybe an empty corner you’d like to fill? Want to bring in some color? The plant should “work” with what you already have and it should make a beautiful statement in the room of your preference, even the bathroom! Placement is also one thing to consider when finding the right home for your plant – make sure you put it where you would a real plant.

Faux succulents too

I live in faux succulent heaven. They’re not only gorgeous, but so realistic and super affordable! They are also a great way to diversify your not-so-real plant décor spree :). They enhance the visual aspect of almost any area and you have an unlimited amount of options. Real succulents are also fairly easy to maintain, but when considering weather changes (like New York 🙁 ) and other requirements, the artificial option might be more beneficial to your décor needs.

Dust off!

They are low maintenance but they do tend to be more susceptible to dust. You can easily dust them off with a regular duster once or twice a week to add time to the life of your faux plant. Be extra careful when cleaning or dusting so you don’t damage the stems, leaves, or flowers.

Bottom line

I find artificial plants to be an extremely useful decorating tool that, when done the right way, can be a stylish addition to your décor. No watering, no stress with having to grow them, pest-free, just a little dusting? I’m here for it! What are your thoughts on artificial flowers and plants? Do you love them or hate them? Comment below!

Here are some of my favorite sites for faux plants:

Home Goods
Pier 1
Amazon
Kirklands
CB2
Crate & Barrell
West Elm

8 thoughts on “Artificial Plants – Faux goodness!

  1. Tabitha says:

    Hello Johanny,

    I am personally more of a real plant kind of girl, but I do have a couple of faux plants as well. I always look for faux plants that look like they are real unless you really get up close to it and inspect it. You make a good point when you say that the more realistic looking faux plants have dirt and the leaves are not perfect. I will make sure to keep those things in mind when I am shopping for my next artificial plant. I just love how they blend nicely with my real plants.

    -Tabitha

    1. Johanny says:

      Hi Tabitha! Thanks for the comment. I’m glad I was able to provide a different perspective :). Check out some of the websites listed above for more inspiration. Happy shopping!

  2. Clarissa says:

    Great Website!!! You can see your passion and you have such style 🙂

    1. Johanny says:

      Thank you, Clarissa! So glad you like it! 🙂

  3. Cristy says:

    I am more of a real plant person, but I think I will have to consider faux plants as well. My sister says they are the best kind of plants. After reading your information, she may be correct. Thanks so much for the information.

    1. Johanny says:

      Hi Cristy, you’re very welcome! Glad you found it helpful. Let know if you give them a try!

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