Rules for Decorating with Faux Plants
For starters, buy premium faux plants that will make your work easier and will make the overall space look better. Moreover, they will last for a really long time so invest in something of high quality material. The absolute best artificial plants are botanically correct replicas of real plants and boast lifelike colors and textures which will go a long way in tricking people into believing that they are real. While buying best faux plants, look out for stem/trunk details, silk foliage or preserved foliage and little imperfections in foliage which make the plants appear more realistic.
Since faux plants don’t require sunlight, people tend to keep them in dark areas of their rooms. Technically, it's the right approach but it's also a big giveaway that the plants are not real. One way around this is to bend and shape the branches and leaves point towards the sun (semi-direct sunlight) similar to real plants and you can also change their positions from time to time to keep the entire look fresh, lively and close to real. You could also place them on a high shelf, a little far and away from direct view so that your guests find it difficult to make out if they are real or faux.
One of the best ways to decorate with small faux plants is to mix them up with real ones. Not only will this help in passing your fake plants as real ones but will keep your overall display and your room interesting. You should also try and use the same type of planter for real and fake plants as the entire look will appear more cohesive and refined and will increase the likelihood of your faux plants appearing real. Adding a little soil, dirt, moss or rocks will add more sense of ‘realism’ to your artificial plants.
Artificial plants can also be used to mask unsightly views, cords and cables. They will bring a polished look to your room as well as cover the mess of utility items and electronics such as cords, plugs, sockets etc. Artificial plants with their year-round lively color can soften edgy décor beautifully as well brighten up awkward corners and spaces in a way real plants cannot.
An important rule when decorating with faux plants is that you can opt for grand, elaborate pieces. These big artificial plants can anchor your space and can act as a focal point in a display with a supporting cast of smaller real plants. A great advantage of this is that you can provide better care for your real plants and the bigger piece can act as the statement-making showpiece.
Whether you haven’t had much luck with real plants or you’re considering adding faux plants to your design scheme because of their numerous advantages, these pointers will serve you well and will help you create a standout, picturesque display.