Instantly bring life to your space year-round with faux florals and plants. From bouquets of bright tulips to leafy indoor trees, you can add a fresh touch to any corner, shelf, or flat surface. Choose a style that speaks to you, or decide on an arrangement based on a season, color palette, or room theme. The best part? They're easy to maintain and won't die on you!
We've come up with a helpful list of popular faux botanicals, as well as tips for how to work them into your space. Read on to find out more.
Examples of faux florals: Orchid, hydrangea, tulip, rose, lily, peony
Decorating Idea! Sold individually or in a pre-made bouquet, a mix of different flowers will liven up any faux floral arrangement. It will add a more realistic, fresh look to your décor. If you're looking for more decorating ideas, read our 7 Tips for Decorating with Flowers.
Tip! Think natural details. Petals or leaves with a waxy, velvety, or filmy look (and feel!), appear more organic. Stems with thorns mimic the real deal.
Examples of indoor plants: Fern, grasses, agave, lavender, succulents
Decorating Idea! Try to include real elements. Often, faux plants are potted with fake dirt, moss, or even sawdust. Cover the potted surface with real dirt, rocks, or moss.
Tip! Compared to other materials, silk botanicals offer a more realistic display—especially if they're in a natural hue. Although they're more expensive, silk flowers and plants are a go-to option for anyone with outdoor allergies.
Examples of indoor trees: Topiary, palm, ficus, bamboo, cedar
Decorating Idea! Typically, an indoor tree comes with a not-so-fancy planter. For a more stylish look, place the tree in a decorative planter. It will instantly change the look and feel of the tree.
Tip! Faux plants will feel more natural with imperfections, such as leaves protruding at varying angles and lengths.
Succulents (a sub-category of indoor plants)
Examples: Desert plants, rosettes, cacti, spike, jade, aloe vera
Decorating Idea! Since succulents have such a low profile, it's a good idea to place them on a flat surface where someone can view them from above. Try displaying them on a coffee table, end table, or windowsill.
Tip! Look for succulents with a matte finish so they don't appear too shiny and unrealistic.