Adding a touch of green in the form of houseplants is a beautiful form of home décor. Whether you’ve chosen an artificial palm tree in a floor planter, a cluster of small tabletop plants on a computer desk, or a small succulent perched atop a bookshelf, there’s a liveliness that only greenery brings.


Don’t make it a secret that you have an interest in plants, real or faux. Be proud! Faux plants, in particular, are very advantageous for their ability to survive and thrive without the needs of the real counterpart. Taking a scroll through any social media platform, you will find artificial plants spread across thousands of accounts. They’re really having a moment right now among millennials and young people.


Before buying an artificial plant, here are five important things to know.


Define Your Plant Area


Assess the area you have, before buying an artificial plant. There are all shapes and sizes of plants. A plant that’s too small for your home can look sad and lonely. A plant too large will look like clutter. Find a plant that’s comparative to the area you’re buying for. The added benefit of fake plants is that they can be molded by hand and shaped that way, unlike real plants.


Mix Different Plants For Vibrancy


Buying all plants in a uniform look does not create a lot of visual interest. Intermingling different types of plants, varying in size and height can make for some very interesting arrangements. With houseplants, you can also decorate a room by spreading plants out in clusters or independently in different areas.


Plants Make For A Focal Point


When you buy an indoor houseplant and put them in a room, naturally, they’re a focal point for most people. It’s what the eye is attracted to. Be aware of this as you decorate. Have every plant mean something to you because they will be noticed. If there are indoor plants or greenery that isn’t quite working like you thought they would, remove them and try those plants in a different configuration.


Buy High-Quality Plants Always


Quality matters, especially with artificial plants. You will discover some cheaper faux plants don’t capture anywhere near the detail as more premium artificial plants do. There’s often a major difference. Always shop with reliable brands, like, where you will receive a hand-painted, carefully created artificial plant that’s as real as any plant can be.


Accessorize Your Plant


You can layer all sorts of materials and aesthetics on or around your plant. Choosing the right planter is the start of that. Next to consider is what to put around it, i.e. vases, books, abstract sculptural pieces, or something else. You also have the chance to put materials directly in the planter, such as wood chips, moss, grasses, crystals, rocks, stones, and all sorts of pieces.

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