As home decor accents go, fake plants have always gotten one of the worst reputations.  Thankfully, with the help of today’s millennials and the rise of picture-perfect, swoon-worthy spaces, artificial plants are back and trending! Rather than constantly having to worry about your plant’s upkeep and perhaps finicky behavior, faux replicas are a great alternative. However, if you’ve been hesitant to try a fake plant because of its outdated reputation, we’re here to share a few tips on how to make fake plants look more real - wherever displayed.  

Invest in High-Quality Fake Plants

Invest in High-Quality Fake Plants: 

If you're going to take the plunge into artificial foliage, know that it’s an investment.  Quality materials and expert “botanist” craftsmanship are hard to come by, which is why our collection of various fake plants and silk trees come in a range of prices to adhere to any and all budget constraints. The silver lining to this is that your fake plant will look faux-ever fresh and beautiful - no matter how much time has passed.  

Differentiating Your Fake PlantsDifferentiating Your Plants: 

Remember, if you're looking to showcase a silk floral arrangement, a fake plant, or an artificial tree, occasionally switching up its location throughout your home or office can help it look more real.  We all know - no matter how green your thumb is, there’s no way a bouquet of flowers would live indefinitely in the same space. Instead, breathe new life into the subject by simply altering where you place it or possibly what container you wish to display it from. Not only will this help foster the idea that the plant continues to live and thrive but will also revive the space that it inhabits.  
Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location: 

Although it might seem obvious, it’s always a great reminder to keep in mind where you’re displaying your fake plants. Dark, ugly corners where no light is present is a dead give-away that your plant isn’t real.  Instead, let it take center stage in a spot that gets a lot of natural light or that allows for some breathing space; this in return will allow your artificial plant to evoke a hint of natural life into the environment.  
Vases & Vessels

Vases & Vessels: 

A great little trick for updating an artificial plant or fake tree is to switch out its holding container. While we offer a variety of fake plants in a range of various pots and planters, you can opt for a fake plant that comes in a nursery pot, which is easy for transporting into other alternating containers. Not only does that give you a little creativity, but it allows for a bit more freedom to complement your home decor scheme.   
Natural Accenting

Natural Accenting: 

One of the easiest and fastest ways to enhance a fake plant is by adding a touch of real, natural elements to it and its base. By using real-life soil, dirt, sand, rocks or moss, it will give your artificial plant an added hint of natural realism while adding a sense of organic texture.  
Realistic Back-Ups

Realistic Back-Ups: 

If you're still skeptical about displaying a fake plant in your home, why not ease into it by mixing it in with other, complementary real plants.  Not only will this conjure an environment of real-life plants collectively, but it will also make your artificial plant harder to spot.
Keep It Clean

Keep It Clean: 

While a fake plant might be easier to care for than a real plant (no need for light or water!) they still require a certain amount of upkeep because a hint of dust can certainly break the facade of your faux-green thumb. To keep them looking real and fresh, make sure to dust them accordingly.  If you're looking for more information on how to clean and maintain your fake plants, check out our post here on How To Care For Artificial Plants.
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