Designer Decorating Secret: Realistic Faux Plants

Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants

A the room always seems fresher and more alive to me when there is a plant in the room. Better yet, when there are several plants! I bet if you study photos of parts you like, you’ll notice how many of them have at least one plant. Using faux plants in a room or a mix of real and fake is often a designer’s secret for more lush and beautiful spaces.

But plants aren’t just a designer thing for setting the scene or great photos, I think plants give a home a more “homey” feel. While I always recommend trying real plants whenever possible for their health benefits and natural beauty, there are definitely times and spaces where fake might be the way to go.

I recently bought some fake plants for our basement! Our lower level gets a good amount of natural light so the plants can be quite happy there, but sometimes I forget to water them. Fake plants were a great solution. Love this potted artificial jade plant and these potted moss artificial plants. They hardly need any care, can be moved anywhere, they still look green even when I neglect them. They make this room happier and more welcoming, and that makes me happier too!

Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants
Artificial moss plant in pot
Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants
Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants

Jack loves them too. 😉

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Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants

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Designer Decoration Secret: Realistic Fake Plants

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Navy paint color: Hale Navy Benjamin Moore

White brick paint: Simply White Benjamin Moore

Floor covering details

Potted plant in faux jade.

Fake moss pot.

Neva sofa by Sixpenny in jasmine rice. Learn more about our sofa here.

Blue and white patterned rug

Similar coffee table.

Pouf in similar leather.

Our leather sofa

Similar blue and white pillows.


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