TIPS ON USING FAUX PLANTS IN YOUR INTERIOR
Using plants in the home is a great way to bring a bit of greenery inside and add a bit of interest to your rooms.
However, while indoor plants may sound like a great idea, there are a number of tasks involved with keeping your plants looking in tip-top shape.
Making sure pets also do their part by staying away from the indoor plants is also another thing to consider.
If you are not blessed with green-thumbs, using faux plants is a great way to get the look you desire without having to worry about watering your plants and removing dead leaves.
If you want to add faux plants to your interior but dont know where to start, we have some simple tips that will have you on your way in no time.
GO FOR QUALITY
The most important thing when purchasing a faux plant is to find one that is as realistic as possible. There is a bit of stigma around faux plants, as many are used to seeing the low-quality bouquets. Shopping around, there are a number of realistic faux plants in the market that look just like the real thing. At the moment, faux bouquets are being used in homes everywhere, with stunning arrangements for any taste now available.
MIX YOUR FAUX PLANTS WITH THE REAL THING
An easy way to make sure your faux plants blend seamlessly in with your interiors is to use a combination of fake and real plants. This is great if you dont mind having a few real plants in the home as this will create the illusion that your faux plants are real. Its also useful if there are areas in the home that you would like to decorate, but have found unsuitable for plant growth.
FOLLOW THE LIGHT
When placing your faux plants, it is important to make them look as natural as possible to give the illusion of realness. An easy way to do this, is to bend and shape the leaves of larger plants so they face toward the sunlight in the room.
USING DECORATIVE POTTING SOLUTIONS
An easy way to make your faux plant look more like the real thing is to place it in a nice pot. In real life, a low-quality plastic pot would not be used for a real indoor plant as it is not durableno one wants to clean the mess up if the pot were to accidentally break. Sturdy high-quality pots give the illusion that the faux plant needs the extra support. Patterned pots are also a great option as they give the eye a focal point..
Antiques and family treasures : A piece of furniture or an accessory with a story such as a much loved old chair, an eccentric vase with a chip, or a beautifully aged textile all have innate, wonderful charm and help to make a house a home.
The smell of fresh flowers, a favourite dish being cooked, a scented candle, a diffuser or that whiff of clean laundry as you open your wardrobe, can all make ones home feel at once familiar and unique.