Decorating with small artificial plants in pots is an excellent option for those with awkward nooks or those looking to enhance their space. Artificial plants get a bad rep, but they've evolved much from the days of their first years. You're probably reminiscing on the days of tacky and cheap-looking fake plants from grandma's house, but this is why we founded Nearly Natural – to create the most natural, nature-inspired artificial greenery out there. With 75+ years of experience in the live plant industry, we've quickly gained a reputation for being one of the most respected fake greenery companies out there. Crafted from high-quality materials and designed by horticulturists, we aim to capture mother nature's beauty at every branch, stem, and leaf. No matter the size of your space, when looking at how to decorate, fake plants can help you achieve the look you seek. Read our top interior design tips to learn more about how to enhance the beauty of your space.
1. Create a color motif
A color motif is a specific recurring hue represented throughout a particular space. This is especially important in home décor to make your room look well-curated, balanced, and symmetrical. We recommend seeing your whole area with an available lens versus more micro. Interior decorators usually recommend choosing a color palette even before purchasing any furniture; this usually means painting the home with a specific hue in mind. The beauty of adding fake plants is that it's usually the last step, typically filling in bare corners and bringing more textures. As far as artificial plants go, they mimic mother nature's beauty and allow you to bring the outdoors in – without the maintenance. Even if you have a specific color motif, such as pastels and neutrals, adding some verdant greenery won't look out of place; the beauty of faux trees is that they blend with any color motif. You don't have to worry about them looking out of place as they can easily liven any space – eliminating the hassle.
2. Create a vignette
A vignette is a grouping of similar materials to create visual interest. Who doesn't love the verdant color of greenery? What a sight to be seen, but unfortunately, most of us live in places where creating a vignette is difficult because of the weather; not only that but maintaining a vignette is costly and time-consuming. This is why many people opt for using artificial plants when creating a vignette. Not only are they more convenient for many different lifestyles, but they are more budget-friendly in the long run. Some of our favorite spaces for creating a vignette include porches, backyards, sills, and entryways. When choosing which small artificial plants in pots to display, choose those similar in color and texture. For example, verdant plants such as fiddles pair well with other tropical plants. Of course, you can mix and match, but it's better to maintain consistency as much as possible to make your space look well-curated. A trio of succulents is another great option for bringing southwestern vibes.
3. Make your plants look more real
One common misconception about faux plants is that they look cheap, tacky, and dirty, but did you know? Long gone are the days of them appearing less than authentic. With innovations in manufacturing and Nearly Natural's experience in the live plant industry, feel confident that you're receiving a high-quality product that horticulturists approved with expertise in the live plant industry. But there are still ways to make fake plants appear more natural. One of our top tips is to camouflage them with natural plants, this creates an illusion on the eyes, and you won't be able to tell the fake one from the real one apart. Another one of our favorite tips is to add some faux moss, faux soil, or river rocks in an elevated planter to add height and elements of nature into the faux plant. If you're looking for more tips on how to decorate and make your fake plants look more real, check out our guide as a blueprint.
4. Fake water
Nothing gets a worse rep than silk flowers when it comes to faux greenery. Many people despise them because they have negative connotations of becoming cesspools of dust and associate them with traditional décor. What if we told you that Nearly Natural's silk flowers are as lifelike as can be and feel real to touch? We've perfected the craft of mimicking mother nature that we now have artificial plants in fake water. Nothing screams fake more than having silk plants and flowers lacking the natural environment they need to thrive. Cue in fake water, a liquid illusion that makes the flowers appear in water – adding another sense of realism. We achieve this through a secret process that many competitors have been unable to emulate. Now that you feel more confident with silk flowers and plants, consider adding them to a dining table as a centerpiece. Just remember to feather dust them about once a month to ensure their longevity – this is a décor trend to avoid in 2022.