Artificial plants are a great alternative for those of us who have less than green thumbs. They give us the opportunity to enjoy the look of nature without having to worry about care and maintenance (save for a good dusting now and then). In this post, let's explore some options, and learn how to choose and display, artificial plants.
How To Choose and Display Artificial Plants
How To Choose Artificial Plants
There are very few hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing faux greenery for your home. Instead, you have loads of freedom, choosing from a myriad of plants, succulents and flowers, especially if you decide to shop online. When browsing, be sure to consider the following:
If you choose to shop for artificial plants at brick and mortar stores, start with craft stores, and work your way to garden centers and other big name retailers. Shopping in person ensures you can get your eyes (and hands) on the plants before you get them in your home, making it easier to decide if they are the right choice for you and your aesthetic.
Speaking of aesthetics, what kind of plants are you looking for? Here's a few examples of just what's out there:
How To Display Artificial Plants
Displaying artificial plants is much like displaying the real thing: place them in decorative pots and other containers and set along window sills, shelves, bookcases and other sunny areas. Avoid overly dark spaces; afterall, you're trying to mimic the look of the real thing, and most plants don't thrive without sunlight. Another great idea is to display the fakes among a few easy-to-care-for real plants, or vice versa. This is especially easy with cacti, since it's so hard to tell the fakes from the real thing anyway. Speaking of the real thing, here's a few more ways to display your plants, real or otherwise:
We love decorating with artificial plants, and as far as we can tell, nobody's the wiser.
If you're on the fence about fakes, check out this infographic outlining some of the benefits and advantages of artificial plants: