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 those decorative accents might be returning to their standard spaces now that the holidays are over, why not breathe a sense of natural life back into the room with the help of a fake plant or two! Not only will it feel a bit more updated, but the introduction of color and texture 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 mantle space into a true attention-seeking spot in your home with the help of various artificial plants, complementary fake trees, and flirty silk flowers.
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 within your mantle space. 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 without having to oblige to everyday maintenance.
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.
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, just 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.
Utilize Loose Stems
If a minimalist approach to home decor is your preference, why not create your own 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 might 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 own personalized botanical beauties.
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.
For more inspiration head over to our Pinterest Board dedicated to Year-Round Mantle Spaces With Fake Plants
Please note all imagery featured is purely inspiration and not a product of Nearly Natural.