There are many benefits to choosing artificial plants or flowers for your home. First of all, as compared to the real thing, your artificial vegetation is relatively low maintenance. You can also quit worrying about whether or not you can move your landscape design indoors or outdoors without damaging the plant life. Anything is possible.
Also, the newest lines of artificial plants or flowers are now hardier and the designs are also wonderful. So you can have your exotic flowers without all the grimy details. But how exactly do you choose your decorative vegetation without going overboard or volubly declaring it a fake? Here are some tips:
Always think "accentuate" rather than "overwhelm"
The point of placing vegetation within your home is to actually accentuate that part of the architecture. Unless you want to literally present a forest within your domicile, it would be best to choose key pieces that can catch the eye, but not swamp the area in question.
Try one or two large, distinctive pieces if you're trying to fill a space in a rather large area, instead of swamping it with a whole wall of fake vegetation. One large potted fake tree and a shaped topiary bush will do more wonders than filling it with smaller but several run-of-the-mill pieces.
One piece of sage advice: be careful when mixing real plants with artificial ones. This can work well, but you need to have a keen eye for what goes with what and a developed sense of aesthetics to pull it off well enough to get your friends raving about the decor.
Color is always good
One of the best things about placing plant life within your home (regardless of the fact that it may be artificial) is that it literally brings a breath of color to the surroundings. If you would like to decorate a couple of areas in your home with artificial plants, try to go for the ones that can stand out distinctly from the rest of the furniture or the color of the walls.
You do not need to choose specific color hues to either match or contrast with the fabrics you have in that area. Go crazy, if you will. But again, try to choose one or more pieces that call the eye's attention, rather than swamping it with not-so-interesting pieces.
Keeping it real
Ever wonder why that trailing climbing flower piece you draped around the kitchen entrance archway is not working particularly well as interior decor, despite the fact that it is really gorgeous to look at? Well, you might want to consider the simple fact that flowering vines do not drape themselves around kitchen entrance archways on their own.
No matter how great your chosen pieces may be, you still need to place them in a "scenario" where they look real; otherwise, it will end up as nothing more than a tacky wall design. If you want that climbing flower to look authentic, you can either stick an end into a pot or flower box, and have the rest draped "carelessly" (in this case, artfully similar to a real vine) over one corner of the window.
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