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Everything You Need to Know About Decorating with Artificial Plants


Want to add some more color or zen to your outdoor or indoor space but lack the green thumb to keep plants alive? Don’t underestimate the power of artificial plants to brighten up and soften your interior and exterior décor. Artificial plants sometimes have a bad reputation and conjure up images of old plastic flowers at Grandma’s house. However, there are tons of options out there that look stunningly like real plants but without all the hassle, and with an occasional dusting, they are easy to maintain.  It’s all about finding the right fake plants. Decorating with the right artificial plants means that house guests will think they’re real without all the work it would take to keep plants alive. With this post we aim to convert you into a fake plant lover and equip you with the strategies you need to decorate your home with these nearly natural beauties… 


5 Reasons Why Artificial is Better Than Real

There are many reasons to go with faux plants and here are the top 5: 

1. Artificial plants are always in bloom and keep their green leaves and colorful blossoms all year long. 

2. Fake plants are also great for the budget. They are a one-time investment and don’t need to be replaced like bouquets of fresh flowers.

3. If you’re a frequent traveler, you don’t have to get someone to “plant sit” when you’re out of town if your home is decked in artificial plants. 

4. You can easily swap out seasonal plants as you progress through different holidays and seasons so that your décor always looks current. 

5. And most importantly, you don’t need a green thumb to keep these plants alive and well. They remain stunning with little maintenance. 


Embrace Silk Plants

Silk plants look more real than plastic plants. They have the attention to detail consistent with real plants. They are pliable like real plants and pull off that natural feeling of bringing the outdoors indoors. Silk plants have branches, leaves and flowers that can bend so that you can stylize it no matter where you decide to put it. Plastic plants don’t bend as easily.

Now that you’ve decided on which type of plant you want, it’s time to figure out where it will look best. Consider these areas:


1. To cover up unsightly cords and power outlets in your common areas

2. Near a window where a real plant would thrive adding to the real look of your plant

3. On bland tabletops or shelves that lack color

4. A partially filled bookshelf

5. Hanging plants look great on porches

6. Jungle themed nursery for your little ones


About Nearly Natural 

Nearly Natural was founded by a horticulturalist who started the company with silk plants that look so much like the real thing that they can fool any plant aficionado.

Aside from gorgeous products, Nearly Natural offers free shipping and hassle-free returns because your satisfaction is guaranteed. 

Do you have a favorite faux plant? We’d love to hear about it and how you incorporated it into your décor!


Our Top Plants

Have we convinced you yet? Artificial plants are amazing and these top sellers explain why:


Large Boston Fern Hanging Basket

This hanging plant has realistic stems and leaves that billow over the planter and spill toward the floor. The large Boston fern hanging basket will immediately spruce up your front porch and pass for the real thing. 

Dracaena Silk Plant

This slender plant with luscious leaves will spruce up any spot in your home décor that could use a little bit of leafy green goodness. The dracaena silk plant is tall and slender and even feels real to the touch. 


The tall gorgeous leaves of the sansevieria plant make the plant stand at almost three feet high. Complete with a sleek black planter, this plant adds a touch of nature to any room in your home—especially a bedroom or an office.