Christmas is done and done! Time to refresh and bring in some real looking faux plants.
What? Why wouldn’t you get real plants?
Well, there are several reasons to go for the most real looking faux plants!
- This is for those spots you can’t grow anything and it needs something to add dimension and freshness.
- If you are like me with a black thumb this may be your only way to have plants in your house.
- There is no light in the room and plants need some light.
- You have no idea how to care for plants.. and you aren’t really interested in learning.
- You want no fuss and decor style all at once.
What do you suggest?
I have so many ideas on this. I lived in a dark house in Connecticut and nothing survived. They either had no light, were under, over watered or didn’t like my voice. I am hoping it wasn’t me.. but they wouldn’t talk back 🤣
I suggest start small and see what works for you.
And when I say small, look at how small these faux ferns are.
I wanted something to break up all the white and bring some color to the bathroom shelves. When I spied these little ferns I knew they would work – they are the right size and weigh next to nothing. I may switch one out for this different style fern that is looser and airier. So many options!
Tip Number 1: Adjust the leaves and stems to fall correctly
I am going to put a rubber band around a few of the stems to get them more droopy and not be standing up so high. I think that will make them look even more real.
And I didn’t stop there.
I have a white etagere in my sons room and I saw a place to add a little green. Here I wanted something that was loose and flowy to soften all the books – this faux pothos fit the bill. (look at me giving the name of the plant! Who am I?)
I also am not a big fan of the faux plants that show the fake roots and soil, I prefer something that disguises the fakeness.
Tip Number 2: Look at the faux plant from all angles to make sure you like the look of the roots and soil.. they may look too fake.
This goes back to tip number one, if you can manipulate the leaves, stems, etc to fall correctly then have at it, but if it is a stick straight plant like this one or this one, it may not work for you.
Tip Number 3: Zhoosh it up!
Put it in another planter or basket and add moss, rocks, mulch, real dirt around the base to cover the unsightly roots or fake soil. Nothing screams faux more than a really ugly pot or vessel that does not go with your style Give it new life by popping it into a different pot or basket and cover that fakeness up!
Now the fun part is finding the right plant for your space! I linked a whole bunch below and some flowers too. Have fun and don’t overthink it. Worse comes to worse you replace it with a real plant 😂
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