The Art Of Decorating With Artificial Plants – Easy Carefree Decor Ideas
People underestimate the beauty of how decorating with artificial plants can easily brighten your home. Strategically placing your artificial plants can be key in simulating the real thing. If you are a plant lover and never thought about decorating with artificial plants, I think we are going to be changing your mind!
The Art Of Decorating With Artificial Plants
I became a huge fan of artificial plants years ago and have decorated with them in my home ever since. There’s really an art when it comes to decorating with artificial plants – it’s all about remembering several key tricks that we will go over today.
When it comes to what type of artificial plant you should buy, I like going with silk plants. They look the most authentic, are easy to clean, and are easily pliable which means they are flexible and easily bent. Plastic artificial plants are tough to bend and I think, tend to look artificial.
The great thing about artificial plants is you can bend and shape the branches and leaves to point towards the sun like real greenery does. I always make sure to reposition them from time to time as well and refreshes the area and keeps the plants in great shape.
It’s always so exciting discovering new ways to decorate your home and find affordable ways to do it too! The color transitions in this Dieffenbachia silk plant are stunning and so lifelike.
Artificial Plant Placement
- Always place your artificial plants in a place that a real plant would grow and flourish.
- Use naturally lite settings and try to place in semi-direct sunlight.
- Cover your unsightly electrical sockets, wires, and cable with them.
Decorating with artificial plants is simple and easy with a few placement tips in mind. You want to give the illusion that your artificial plant is real and place it where you would normally place a real plant.
As you can see below, I recently got this stunning Dieffenbachia Silk Plant and had the perfect place for it in my home. There was this empty area in my living room that was begging for a silk plant.
I was able to keep it in direct sunlight while filling a desperately needed area with something beautiful. It’s a win-win!
I love the basket and moss – if this silk plant doesn’t look real, nothing does! Always look for decorative baskets when you purchase your silk plants – they can and do make such a huge difference when decorating.
Mix Your Artificial Plants With Live Greenery
You can always add some gorgeous silk plants with your live greenery. That’s the perfect way to trick the eye of the end users. Remember, always try to purchase silk plants as they tend to look like the real thing. Below, I placed my beautiful silk plant next to the real greenery. What a stunning impact and you simply can’t tell them apart.
Covering Unsightly Cords, Sockets, or Cables
Another perfect way to perk up your home decor with decorating with artificial plants is to use them to cover the unsightly mess of electronics like cords, plugs, and cables.
Carefully placed artificial plants will force the eye to see the beautifully decorated area with its lush greenery and not those messy cords and plugs. You would never know the silk plant below is hiding two wall sockets.
I also love using artificial plants as a way to fill the tops of my larger pieces of furniture. This way, I don’t have to worry about climbing up to take care of a real plant. I get so many compliments on the two artificial plants I used placed on the top of my armoire and China Cabinet. It fills the empty space above any tall furniture perfectly.
The top of my China Cabinet needed a punch of greenery and this silk plant worked perfectly!
Artificial plants like larger trees are a great choice for filling corners or flanking furniture too. They are a great way to add a beautiful and natural pop of color to your living space.
Of course, they are a great solution for dark areas like a mudroom or laundry room where it’s difficult to get real plants to grow. I love how they used a green paint stripe to coordinate with their artificial plants that even run over the bar top!
I also love them for wall decor too! Look at how they have transformed this room and added dimension and color to their space as well.
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I love decorating with artificial plants and have them in every room of my home, even the bathroom! The best part of decorating with artificial plants is low maintenance. All you have to do is dust it occasionally to keep it looking its best. I’m sure you know having dusty leaves can be a dead giveaway.
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Hi! Your new artificial plant looks fantastic. It is even better than the real thing. I like all your ideas of how to decorate with silk plants.
So true Carolann. While I love the real thing, sometimes artificial plants are the only way to go. We have a small holiday cottage down by the sea and it would be impossible to take care of real plants if we only go down 3 or 4 times a year. so we have artificial plants all over the place. Love what you did at the top of you armoire. That looks so stunning.
Artificial plants are the best. You can put them where you need them. I do not like it when I see homes with all the plants huddled around a window for light, although I understand why.
I even use an artificial tree on the deck for instant shade. It’s light enough to move if you need it.
Wow love that unfurling new leaf makes the plant look so realistic. Great tips on placement too.
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