Now that the Christmas tree is stored away, and the holiday wreaths have been carefully packed, indoor living spaces like your living and/or family room might seem a little bleak post all the holiday fanfare - especially your mantle place. When the holidays are a go - one can easily go overboard with the garlands and teardrops and various holiday accents but once all the festivities have passed, how do you get the focal point of your main living or family room back to looking picture perfect; after all, they often say that the hearth is often considered the heart of the home. With that being said, it’s no surprise that we often wish for our mantles to stand out while also evoking a sense of personal style (or history!); that could be by showing off prized accents like a series of family pictures or perhaps a special piece of art. And while decorative accents might return to their standard spaces once the holidays are over, breathe a sense of natural life back with the help of fake plants for mantel! Not only will it feel a bit more updated, but the introduction of color and texture brought by plants for mantel will also help create some of that instant freshness that we’re all seeking in the new year. Today we’re sharing some inspiration on how you can easily convert that otherwise bare fake mantle and real ones into a true attention-seeking spot in your home with the help of various artificial plants, complementary fake trees, and flirty silk flowers. Learn how to update your mantel with fireplace décor with plants and plants fireplace.
Create The Ultimate Jungle
If fake plants are your jam and you love the overabundance of verdant greenery, you can always create your own enchanted garden with plants for mantel. Using the mantle itself as a surface, arrange various fake plants like faux succulents and tendrilling pothos plants that effortlessly complement each other; by mixing realistic textures, incorporating variegated colors, and selecting fake plants with rich overgrowths of artificial foliage, you can instantly transform the main focal point of your living and/or family room or faux mantel without having to oblige to everyday maintenance. Consider the addition of plants on either side fireplace or plants in front of the fireplace for an elevated look. Another ideas is adding faux garlands mantel garlands year round as an alternative for when you want a one and done approach.
Senecio's succulent beautiful cascading green leaves add color and grace to any space. This set of three can add vibrance to your space. It's an excellent option for apartments, small offices, or anywhere else that may be tight on space. As a mantel plant for the fireplace, this makes a great option because of its space-saving features. For an elevated look, we recommend adding several of these plants for mantel along the front of the fireplace.
Situated in a decorative planter with a stand and topped with natural moss, the artificial agave succulent has stunning thick, lifelike green leaves extending outward and draping elegantly. This 14-inch agave can make an excellent centerpiece for a sofa table, especially when paired with a lightly-colored table runner or placemat, making for great fireplace décor plants.
Light green with yellow variegated heart-shaped leaves flow freely from it's hanging position. Pothos Hanging Bush is a luscious 40 inch waterfall of leaves. Place the climbing plant up on a high window sill, a vintage wardrobe, or above a kitchen cabinet. Our interior designers love this piece for fireplace décor because of its easy, maintenance-free feature and its’ lifelike appearance. Especially for that jungle, green look, you can’t go wrong with this option, it packs color and texture.
As you can tell, we have a fondness for recreating lush greenery at Nearly Natural. And here’s the perfect representation of such: our deep, rich artificial Pothos plant looks so real, you’ll be reaching for the watering can. But because it’s “nearly natural”, it needs nary a drop. Just admire it, standing proud in its decorative planter. It is perfect for any home or office décor and for a gorgeous mantel because of its easy maintenance-free lifestyle.
Incorporate hints of tropical elegance throughout everyday interiors with the help of this artificial arrangement. Boasting a realistic looking collection of silk phalaenopsis orchids in fresh, year-round hues, beautifully complemented with verdant greenery provided by oversized pothos leaves and cyperus evergreens (all of which look incredibly lifelike), this artificial flower arrangement would inject a sense of classic sophistication into any setting. Standing 3’ high stabilized in a glass vase, this stunning artificial flower arrangement would easily breathe a sense of life.
If you want to create boundaries around your fireplace, why not use evergreen foliage provided by an artificial tree. By installing a well-placed tree close to your mantle, not only do you easily frame the space within the room, but you inject a splash of bright, natural coloring without taking away attention to whatever decorative accents you might want to showcase. Whether you prefer the glossy leaves of the ever-popular faux fiddle leaf fig or the fan-like foliage of a faux traveler's palm, a fake tree would instantly greenify and elevate a mantle place all year long. Fireplace décor plants are one of the best ways to create dimension because they allow the eye to focus on one element and create boundaries.
The tightly compacted foliage of this 3.5’ artificial fiddle leaf tree are held up by several natural trunks—which will bring quite the relaxing aura into your home or office. The ample amount of leaves gives this tree a natural look. To bring life into your dining room, place it on top of a small table and let it occupy an empty corner underneath any wall art. Or, let it highlight the enclosed patio's entrance doors.
The trendiest tree from the brunch gets the worst rep, and for a good reason, if you tried growing a Fiddle Leaf Fig, you know the struggle. Luckily, you can trick all your friends into thinking you can maintain one with this Artificial Fiddle Leaf Fig. Large, glossy leaves stem from a thin brown trunk, delivering green jungle faux-liage. Standing 6’, from a tall white planter(included in height), curate in spaces that need a little greenery.
The perfect accompaniment for your home, office, or even your patio. Standing tall at more than 5 feet in height, it has 3 trunks and 42 billowing leaves. It's fully UV resistant, so you can comfortably place it indoors or out. It also never needs water, and will stay looking fresh and green for years to come. And if you have a nature lover on your gift list, well, here's your perfect present.
Rising high and finishing in an explosion of leaves, this 72" fiddle leaf fig tree is the perfect way to bring the forest indoors without worrying about sunlight or watering. It's an impressive offering, standing six feet tall, and is ideal for a home library, den, man-cave, or (of course) an office. If you've tried growing a real Fiddle, you know how difficult it can be; many have a hard time keeping one alive because of this plant's picky nature. The good news is you can trick all your friends into thinking you can grow the real thing with this faux Fiddle inspired by nature.
Add greenery to your home with this 78” tall artificial fiddle leaf tree. Boasting a canopy of realistic, lush foliage that feels real to the touch, it’s perfect for injecting greenery all year round. Contained in a planter, it adds instant freshness wherever displayed. DIY and add in your favorite planter for an upscale, elevated look that complements your space.
Create (Multiple) Focal Points
If you're interested in adding some hints of natural greenery but don’t want to go overboard, why not start by investing in a small set of complementary faux plants. If you want to keep it in the same species, alternate heights or play with various planter options. By playing with smaller, singular plants, you can spread out that ‘nearly natural’ effect and create a relaxing environment accented with hints of natural evergreens.
Elegant and ornately detailed, this is truly an exotic piece to add to your plant collection. The Podocarpus Bonsai stands at a delightful 14” inches, and features a single, delicate tree surrounded by moss that looks perfect in any kind of setting. Complementing the piece is this lovely glazed ceramic bonsai pot that frames the tree perfectly. Needing no water or care, this Pine Bonsai is a truly welcome addition to your home or desk.
Bring a unique and bright look to your home with this artificial sansevieria plant. The flat green leaves are striped and have a ring of yellow lining the outside, making this a great statement piece. Standing at just 26", it's the perfect size to accent nearly any space! Place it on your kitchen island next to your favorite bowl of faux or real fruit and a few of your favorite small faux succulents for a fun and fresh finish.
Bring the splendor of the outdoors inside your home or office with this artificial fern plant trio. Numerous thick ferns branch out in different directions for a natural look in your living room, den, or office. The different textures and colors contrast each other and make for a great addition to any space needing a focal point. Add this set of 3 faux plants to the mantel evenly spaced out for a cohesive look.
Each placed in its own decorative planter, this group of mixed artificial succulent plants comes in a set of four. The set features four thick, realistic succulent plants that are green with a slight tint of yellow to them for added realism. Use them together for a complete arrangement no matter where they're placed. For example, you can use them together in a cluster, or you could scatter them throughout your room for touches of desert glam.
Put these trendy succulents on your desk, countertop, or side table. This set of three agave succulents looks floating on top of their small glass vases. The shiny green leaves are spiked up and out to display their texture. Vases are filled with liquid illusions to give these small arrangements a realistic look. We love succulents because they’re trendy and are fun. Who doesn’t love a cute addition from the desert?
Utilize Loose Stems
If a minimalist approach to home decor is your preference, why not create your DIYed arrangement with the help of loose flower stems. Whether you're looking to introduce some hints of flirty silk flowers or prefer to stick to classic evergreens, the options are limitless! And since our loose stems don’t require water, you can easily arrange and showcase them in whichever vessels you want to incorporate. Either way, loose flower stems are a great way of breathing fresh air into the space while allowing you multiple ways of getting creative with your personalized botanical beauties.
This set of six artificial mini orchid flowers will bring life and color to any room of your home. Multiple delicate white blooms explode off a single thin stem on each orchid. Separate them into a short, clear glass vase and a tall blue vase and arrange them next to a bowl of real or faux fruit on your kitchen counter. In the mantel, feel free to DIY and create your dream arrangement.
Channel your own Midas touch with this loose set of artificial eucalyptus sprays. Bundled in a set of 24, this high-shine set comes with authentic-looking leaves, elegantly glossed in a metallic sheen. Great for incorporating into your faux arrangements, these fake stems can be beautifully displayed all together or throughout a centralized space. This trendy and modern look has been gaining more stem on social media and will become the biggest trend.
Get ready to dress up your home this fall with this loose set of artificial flower stems. Arriving in a package of 12, each branch reaches 30” long and showcases intricate sorghum flowers in a palette of autumn-inspired hues. A perfect accent for fall decor, this decorative set of stems can easily be incorporated into your own personalized accents and DIY projects throughout the season. Then, add to your favorite vase for a stylish look.
The wide leaves of this artificial lotus leaf add dimension and intrigue. This set of 12 would look great placed amongst your favorite faux flower mix and arranged on your desk for a natural feel. Or, put them amongst your favorite fake flower arrangement on your kitchen table to add a little more variety. The Lotus is a recognized flora in tropical climates of Asia, and for a good reason. So, create your inner home jungle today with this faux stem.
Transform everyday spaces with this loose set of 4’ artificial greenery; each branch boasts wisps of realistic looking wisteria foliage sprouting off from a single, sturdy stem. Arranged individually or as a collection, this set of six is perfect for creating instant freshness wherever displayed. DIY with other stems or standalone, these faux loose stems look great wherever displayed in any vase of your choice.
Evoke A Flirtatious Environment
If you love a room pampered with romantic, flirty flowers, bring in a silk flower arrangement! Not only do faux flowers add a sense of natural beauty to an environment, but they evoke a hint of feminine romance - and well, there’s nothing wrong with that! While all-white silk roses and peonies are a great go-to, you can incorporate additional textures like an overgrowth of hydrangea blossoms or slender calla lilies to evoke a feeling of classic elegance and sophistication all throughout the entire year. Silk flower arrangements for fireplace mantels are a must for year-round greenery and eliminate the need for maintenance.
There’s just something about freshly cut flowers that adds a touch of personality to any setting. Thankfully, our elegantly designed Large Peony with vase never needs any cutting or watering so that you can enjoy it all year long. Resting on a cloud of patterned green leaves, our arrangement of different sized Peony flowers will delight anyone seeking a touch of royal class. Comes complete with a glass vase and liquid illusion.
You’ll undoubtedly make a bold statement by displaying these giant Hydrangeas. Standing strong and tall in a fashionable cylinder vase, these Hydrangeas are sized to delight, with their fluffy blooms resting atop a bed of lush green leaves. The stalks lean every-which-way, coming to rest in the liquid-illusion faux water below. Makes a great conversation piece.
Bring your garden indoors! Flaunt beauty all year long with this hand-crafted yellow Hydrangea artificial arrangement. Variegated detailed flowers in bloom, create a textured medley of foliage. Stemming 18” from a glass vase with faux water, seek the attention of all who lay eyes on her. Decorate in the center of any table to express a chic, soft touch look.
Enjoy the timeless beauty of the eternal symbol of romance: The rose. Our Giant Rose arrangement is brimming with many rich deep colored roses that sit majestically on a bed of vivid green leaves and stand 31 inches high. The glass vase comes with liquid illusion faux water, and encases the thorny green stems oh-so-perfectly. This is by far our most elegant selection of all our rose arrangements.
This is it - if you want to make a bold statement with beautiful flowers, our large Rose arrangement is exactly what you are looking for. Standing nearly three feet in height, the lush, red blooms rise out of a soft bed of leafy greens, making this arrangement a literal feast for the eyes. Complete with a 18” high vase (with faux water), your Roses will never wilt and look as stunning years from now as they do today.
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