Today's post is dedicated to those of you who like to pretend you're all about that #plantlife but everyone in your circle knows you kill all things green. You plant murderer, you. You all voted on my Instagram post so I'm going to give you all the details on where to find the best artificial plants for home decor. Don't freight, for those of you who are committed to your real plant I will work on a detailed blog post with tips on how to take care of the fiddle leaf fig tree soon! Scroll down for the best fake plants for home decor!
ps - I now have a dedicated home account page @gypsytanHOME!
But first, let's get this out of the way: I love artificial plants for home decor. Yes, I have lots of real plants but up until four months ago I had mostly fake house plants and I give you full permission to use them, too. It is safe to say that rooms are starting to look as if there is something missing when there is no foliage.
But it's a hard life for a plant lady. Most people are missing that magic 'green thumb'. Trust me, my journey from black thumb to plant lady was a hard one (R.I.P. plants). If you're new to the plant world, faking it is now totally acceptable. Got to love their low-maintenance nature and how they add life to spaces that don’t always have natural light. I use also love using faux banana leaves and monstera leaves to keep vases looking “forever fresh” and give height and textures to empty spaces.
Yes there is such a thing as too many artificial plants for home decor. Don't...I REPEAT..do NOT fill every nook of your whole home with fake plants unless you want to risk looking like your grandma’s tacky house. Here is how to make artificial plants look real:
Now I know it is tempting go 'cheap' but honestly, you get what you pay for. If you only want to spend less than $50, your artificial house plant will look FAKE and plastic-y (like the fake fiddle leaf tree that was sold at Target. It was so fake!). Trust me on this one: only the very best faux plants will trick everyone into thinking you have a green thumb.
I did a little shopping for you, in case you want to add a few faux plants to your spaces. This isn't just any random list of fake plants I found. It is carefully curated. On the other hand, if you find any good fake botanicals then let me know in the comments below! Remember investing in the best artificial plants will be cheaper than having to replace all real ones.
01: bird of paradise // 02: succulent with pot // 03: monstera leaf // 04: snake plant // 05: faux eucalyptus plant // 06: faux fiddle leaf tree // 07: trailing succulent (2 pack) // 08: potted 5' cactus // 09: air plant // 10: faux fan palm leaf // 11: faux paradise palm tree // 12: rubber plant (set of 2) // 13: zz plant with pot // 14: succulent in pot // 15: faux palm leaf