Long gone are the days when fake plants for home décor had the worst reputation. It was mainly due to their very artificial look. Fake plants have turned from being faux pas to trendy. Here are some tips that might help you pick the right faux plants that don’t look fake.
- Shade and Shape
Pay attention to the stems and leaves of the plant. Let the stems have a natural shape and color. If the item is in a perfectly square shape, then it is absolutely a wrong choice. The good ones usually come with wires, so we can bend them to the desired shape to get that more genuine look.
Having all the leaves in the same flawless green shade isn’t a good idea either. A perfect fake plant will have leaves in varying shades of green to resemble the old leaves and the new ones that have just come out.
- Keep it Clean
It is indeed true that fake plants are maintenance-free. But regular cleaning isn’t a luxury. The layer of dust on your artificial plant will get you caught. So, make sure that they don’t beg you for cleaning.
- Go with the season
You need to change the plants according to the season. It is not a wise idea to have a spring plant during the winter season. Having the unseasonal plants is like making the plants scream “Hey there! I am fake!”. Buy plants for different seasons and rotate them according to the seasons.
- Keep it natural
Let the fake be natural. Yes, you heard it right. Let them have buds or new leaves that have just started shooting out. Anyways, a native plant will have a few new tiny leaves and tender buds that are yet to bloom.
Remember seeing vases having leaves with fake water droplets or glossy green leaves. Those were very common in those days when artificial plants had a bad rap.
- Choose the best location
Placing the fake plants in a difficult-to-reach area might cover up the eyesores or bring in the greenery feel to your space. But it will not look realistic. Never place a plant that needs regular watering in those inaccessible spots. Go for the ones that require occasional watering like succulents.
- Be realistic
You can’t escape the critical eyes of your guest if you are going to retain the same floral arrangement at your desk for years together. You are not poking a hole in your pocket by choosing an artificial floral arrangement for your home over buying natural flowers regularly. So why not have some two or three floral arrangements handy and change them usually?
- Use Dirt
Make them look more natural by anchoring them in “dirt” and fake moss. If you are going to use a glass container, you need to top it up with some water to get that right look. Don’t have the time to change it regularly? Opt for opaque containers.
- Combine Fake with Real
A smart idea would be to combine fake plants with natural ones. Pick up the natural version of low-maintenance plants while opting for a fake version of the difficult-to-maintain plants. However, make sure you dust the fake ones now and then to avoid being caught.