The tinge of greenery that plants add to your house is priceless. They offer a welcome break from the metal, wood, and other surfaces that occupy our home, especially if they are being used as wall decor. Maintaining plants is a job that should be taken seriously. You should start this process keeping in mind the long-term commitment you promise these potted pearls. Although plants are a great source of oxygen and facilitate fresh air, they need to be tended to with a lot of care. The alternative is to use faux plants at home. Using faux plants does not mean they should not look realistic and believable.
These are a few ways to successfully pull off decorating with faux plants.
- Type of plant – Identify which plant you wish to have a substitute for. Ferns and succulents are generally preferred as they look very close to the real deal. Some pants don’t look very convincing in their artificial version. Pick wisely as the wrong kind could make the plant look fake. The best way to avoid this is by choosing a plant of good quality.
- Real environment – Your plant may be faux but to pass it off as a real plant, you need to treat it like it’s real. For example, an artificial flower pot should be placed where there is light and a real plant could grow. If you place it in corners of your house where it is not conducive for a real plant to grow, it becomes very obvious that the plant is a fake. Ensure the size of the plant is proportionate to the size of the flower pot. You can make use of real dirt to keep the fake plant in to make it seem more real.
- Care and maintenance – Your faux plants will look rather shabby if they are damaged or dusty. Be sure to dust and clean the plants regularly. Keep an eye out for stains and any other wear and tear.
- Mix and match – If you have the zeal of a gardener or botanist then you probably don’t need faux plants. However, you can sprinkle a few in between to keep the greenery at a maximum. This way your faux plants aren’t singled out and don’t look out of place. You can keep your faux plants outdoors if the climate is good enough.
- Placement – The placement of these is very important. If you have table plants then using them on bookshelves or dining tables is a great idea. Faux plants can be used where water or soil may cause damage. If you want to switch your indoor plants for these, then it is absolutely fine. Use them on window sills, or on top of kitchen cupboards. Places, where you cannot generally reach can be decorated with these as they require lesser maintenance than real plants. Avoid keeping faux plants at eye level.
- Attractive flowerpots – When you are using faux plants, you may want to use some eye-catching flowerpots. This takes the attention off of the plants and can look great in any part of your house. This also adds a touch of authenticity to the plants. Attractive flowerpots won’t get spoilt as well.
Get decorating to add a splash of green to your home!