Designer Plants Australia Logo

7 Day Sale: Free Delivery | Spend Over $150 | Use code: FREE

SALE | 20% Off | Spend Over $500 | Use code: EOFY

large and small plastic plants

Is It Better to Buy Large or Small Artificial Plants? A Comprehensive Guide

Do you feel like you’re space is missing something?

Do you think it might look nicer with some greenery?

We might be biased but, we think every space looks nicer with greenery. Still, when you don’t have a green thumb and when it seems like there’s no way you can keep a plant alive in these conditions, you may give up on the idea altogether.

But that’s because they haven’t given artificial plants a try. Yet, when it comes time to choose, the question remains: Is it better to buy large or small artificial plants?

This comprehensive guide will help you decide by exploring the benefits and ideal uses for both large and small artificial plants. We’ll also talk about some of the best types of big and small fake plants to enhance your home decor.

Let’s dig in.

When to Choose Large Artificial Plants?

Large artificial plants are perfect for making a bold statement and filling up significant spaces in your home. Here’s when they work best:

  • You have the budget: Don’t go into debt for decor, but if you can afford it, large plants can add a lot of character.
  • You have more space: Big artificial plants need room to breathe. Don’t crowd a small room with a big plant.
  • You genuinely love the look: Large plants can be imposing, so make sure you love how they look in your space.

3 Best Types of Big Fake Plants

Large artificial plants come in various forms. The good thing is – each can add a unique touch to your interior design. Here are three of the best types that will fit even the most finicky space:

  • Artificial Trees

Tall artificial indoor plants, such as the faux fiddle leaf tree and the artificial olive plant, are excellent for creating a natural ambiance indoors.
tall fake botted palm tree
For example, a faux fiddle leaf tree has wide leaves that add a lush, green presence in the room. These products capture attention and they’ve been on everyone’s Instagram explore page.

On the other hand, an artificial olive plant brings in that Mediterranean flair and allows you to indulge in elegance and sophistication on a budget.

Of course, we understand the hype – realistic faux trees are perfect for living rooms or office spaces because you can enjoy their beauty without thoughts about negligence looming over you.

  • Artificial Bamboo

Artificial bamboo plants are tall and slender, making them ideal for adding height without taking up too much floor space.

huge fake bamboo tree in pot

They create a serene, Zen-like atmosphere in your home or office. Their vertical growth pattern makes them an excellent choice for corners or alongside furniture pieces.

If you have the vertical space to support a larger plant, potted faux bamboo may be your answer. For example, our Dark Trunk Artificial Bamboo plant stands at an impressive height of 180 cm – that’s your average adult male!

But measure your space and check to see if you can fit a large artificial plant like this before you get your hands on it. We know it’s tempting to get your hands on it but think about your space and what it needs before purchasing anything.

  • Artificial Topiary Plants

If you want something more than just a standard artificial tree, check out our collection of artificial topiary plants. These products aren’t your run-of-the-mill tree shapes; they’re unique, artistic, and bound to capture people’s attention.

artificial outdoor big topiary tree

You can use these topiary plants indoors or outdoors (depending on the specific product) to add a structured, neat look to entryways or living spaces. To illustrate this: With no effort at all, you can have a manicured green space with a sophisticated faux boxwood topiary shrub or a hand-assembled spiral tree.

Each tree features a realistic trunk and lush, lifelike foliage. What’s more, you’ll save yourself hours of pruning and trimming and avoid becoming a slave to your foliage.

When to Choose Small Artificial Plants?

Small artificial plants are versatile and fit well in various settings. These products are easier for beginner decorators/faux plant parents and are great for the following situations:

  • You don’t have much space: Small fake plants are a great addition to small apartments or rooms, hallways and balconies.
  • You need small decor: A small potted faux plant looks nice on side tables, coffee tables or shelves. You can even use them for events like wedding ceremonies, family gatherings and every time you need to leave a lasting impression (of your insightful decorating skills).
  • You need to save: Small faux plants are cheaper and more budget-friendly, but they still look high-end and adorable.

3 Best Types of Small Fake Plants

Small artificial plants add subtle touches of greenery to a room. They’re versatile, wallet-friendly, and can fit into even the tightest spots.

In turn, this means they can find a home in tiny apartments, offices, or cozy home corners. Here are three of the best types of small fake plants to consider:

  • Artificial Flower Arrangements

Artificial flower arrangements come in vibrant colours and a slew of different shapes, sizes and combinations. Fake flowers for vases help you incorporate the elegance your space lacks without pestering you for constant care and attention.

small vase silk flower arrangement

You can place artificial flower arrangements on a dining table, a mantelpiece or a side table and infuse a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere in mere moments.

Plus, artificial flowers have a way about them that makes even the dullest room come to life, even if they themselves aren’t ‘alive’.

  • Artificial Succulents

Fake succulent plants are trendy and a perfect alternative for people who love the look of succulents but don’t want to care for live ones. While real succulents are easy to care for, many types love their sunlight. So, if your space doesn’t get much sun, a faux succulent bowl will give you the visual aspect without the commitment.

small plastic succulent plant bowl

You can place these small, charming plants on desks, shelves or bathroom counters and leave them there indefinitely.

Their unique shapes and sizes make them a popular choice for minimalist and contemporary decor. Plus, they’re durable and low-maintenance and retain their fresh look for years without sunburned spots or yellow leaf tips.

  • Artificial Shrubs

Artificial shrubs offer a fuller, bushier appearance, suitable for smaller pots or as accents in larger plant displays. These shrubs add a lot of texture and volume to your decor without taking up much (or any) space.

small potted plastic shrub

Most of the faux shrubs in our collection are UV-resistant and work well in various settings, from indoor planters to outdoor balcony gardens. Of course, if you want to use them outside, make sure to double-check if they’re suitable for the great outdoors.

These products are beloved by our clients because they’re realistic and sturdy enough to last a long, long time.

Is There a Right Decision?


There is no definitive answer to whether large or small artificial plants are better.

It all depends on your personal preferences, the space you have available, and your budget. Before making a purchase, consider what you’re looking for, think about your personal taste in greenery and interior design, and how much you’re willing to spend for it.

Avoid buying the first fake plant you see without thinking it through, as this might lead to disappointment later.

Instead, ensure you stay within your budget and choose a style that genuinely reflects your taste, rather than copying someone else’s decor. What works for them – may not work for you.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, the choice between large or small artificial plants depends on various factors, including your space, budget, and personal style.

Large artificial plants like big fake trees, bamboo, and topiary trees can make a dramatic impact in spacious areas, while small artificial plants such as flower arrangements, succulents, and shrubs add subtle touches of greenery in tighter spaces.

By considering your needs and preferences, you can find the perfect fake plants to enhance your home décor. And whenever you need us – we’re here to help.

Share this post


Scroll to Top