If you’ve been out and about anywhere recently then you’ve likely come across some artificial plant decor. You’ve seen them at airport waiting gates and thought, “Oh, that looks nice”. You’ve seen them at a nice restaurant or cafe and said to your friend, “Wow, they’re not even real!”. And then you’ve seen them in hotel lobbies after a long journey and wondered to yourself “How much did they cost?”
Artificial plants look amazing as a centrepiece on a feature wall and add incredible ambience to an environment. If you’re like a lot of people who see artificial plants for the first time though, you might have thought to yourself that all artificial plants are very expensive.
However, that’s not really true. While there is a myth going around that buying artificial plants will blow out your budget, reality is quite the opposite. So let’s go about debunking this myth about artificial plants, shall we?
Buying Artificial Plants vs. Buying Real Plants
When people think of artificial plant decor, they often fall into two categories – they either love the idea of having zero-maintenance plants that look great, or they can’t understand how someone would want anything other than the real thing. Where you fall and what makes sense for you is completely dependent on what you want out of your plants.
Three things that usually influence the plant buying decision are:
There’s a wide range of factors to consider when it comes to doing a cost comparison between artificial plants and real plants, but it helps to remember that the prices generally reflect the quality of the fake plant you’re looking at.
Cheap artificial plants that you can purchase from hardware and retail stores often lack the high-quality presence and durability you would want from your artificial plant. On the other hand, more expensive plants are manufactured with quality and durability in mind. The old adage of “you get what you pay for” certainly applies here.
In terms of plant maintenance, there is a clear difference between artificial plants and real plants. If you’re looking for plants that require zero maintenance, then artificial plant decor is the way to go. There’s no need to water them, or to make sure they get enough sunlight, or deal with pest control.
On the other hand, with real plants, you’re always going to have to tend to them even when you’re busy, even when you don’t feel like it and even when you want to go away for a trip. Not to mention the cost of maintaining real plants far exceeds that of artificial plants.
Plant longevity presents a similar issue. High-quality artificial plants with UV built into it – not just sprayed on top – will last a very, very long time. Real plants? Well, depending on the plant and how dedicated you are to maintenance, their longevity can vary from a few weeks to several months or years.
Why Investing In Fake Plants Is Worth It
Whether you’re thinking about investing in artificial plant decor to give your home a fresh natural vibe without the maintenance requirement, or you want fake plants as more of an investment for your business, there are definitely valid reasons why it would be worth it.
As a home improvement resource, artificial plants are incredibly versatile. You could include plants around your home to give it a more natural look, or use them as a feature wall both indoors and outdoors. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and species available, the possibilities are endless! Plus, when you get bored and want to rearrange your artificial plants, it takes almost no time at all.
The biggest advantage that artificial plants provide is that it’s a one-time investment that keeps on giving. All it takes is to purchase the plants that fit your needs, set them up, and that’s it. No maintenance required, no constant care, and nothing to worry about other than how to show off your awesome plants in a totally casual and not trying too hard way. They will continue giving you a natural, calming feel for as long as you want them around.
It’s a similar case when you see it as a business investment. When you want to quickly and affordably make over your commercial or corporate space, artificial plant decor is a fantastic choice.
Not only can green walls and other artificial plants provide a pleasing ambience for your customers, it also provides your business with a bit of “wow” factor. We’ve helped many commercial clients incorporate artificial plants in their interior and exterior design, and the results speak for themselves!
Artificial Plant Arrangement Ideas To Try
One of the most significant advantages of artificial plants compared to real plants is that you can arrange them in a wide variety of ways. A popular option is hanging plants. You could try hanging some fresh green ferns, or even swap them out for some hanging ivy vines. They’re a great addition to add character to the vertical space in any home or business.
Another great option is mixing real plants with artificial plants for an even more natural, effortless look. Artificial plants add more volume to your plant arrangement without the weight and maintenance requirement.
You could also consider decorating your home with artificial tropical plants. Arranging a tall palm tree to be surrounded by Bird of Paradise plants, with various ferns placed around the yard, makes for a tropical setting that will have you feeling like you’re on holidays all year round.
This is a great option particularly if you live in a climate that’s far from tropical! Having artificial tropical plants also makes it possible to bring a bit of the tropics indoors without worrying about whether the plants are getting enough sunlight.
If you’re looking for something even more stylish for your home or business then artificial green wall disks and wall art is perfect for you. Or go all out with an artificial green wall! Most people think of artificial plant decor as just faux trees and shrubs, but artificial vertical gardens provide you with so much more. Now you can also adorn your walls with artificial greenery that gives it a pop of brightness and nature to even the smallest spaces.
It’s Time To Get Creative With Your Artificial Plants!
While a lot of people might think high quality artificial plant decor is expensive, especially when there are cheap but low-quality artificial plants available on the market. But when you consider the durability, ambience, and value it provides, artificial greenery is definitely a worthwhile investment.
Not only will it save you money in the long run when you don’t have to spend money or time on maintenance, it’s also going to give your home that evergreen, verdant look that actually lasts for longer.
So if you’re looking for a zero maintenance way to uplift the ambience in your home or business, then artificial plant decor is definitely an option you should consider! Here at Designer PlantsⓇ, we are passionate about creating beautiful, realistic, high-quality artificial plants that are perfect for any modern home.
If you need help choosing the perfect faux plants for your space, our artificial plant experts are ready to help. Contact us to get started!