Anticipating the arrival of the most floral season of the year by decorating the house with plants is a great idea. Not only do they add beauty and naturalness to the environment, but they also improve mood, reduce stress, and make us feel good. Big or small, green or colorful, tropical air or simple wild bouquets., either way, plants are a fantastic tool for creating a fresh, relaxing, and welcoming environment.
While we all value natural plants and flowers’ authenticity, it is not always possible to have them when we want them. Or, we don’t have a good hand and the plants are wilting! In these cases, and many others, artificial plants can help to bring a simple, comfortable, and decorative strategy to enjoy the botanical universe at home. Here are some reasons why sometimes choose artificial plants might be a wiser choice for your home and family:
1) The beauty of Artificial Plants
If you are a garden lover, you indeed have many specimens. You take care of them, water them, and enjoy their beauty. But what happens when you don’t have the opportunity to spend time and care for them? Don’t give this up to decorate with plants. An endless repertoire of charming artificial varieties opens up to you.
Artificial plants and flowers are not what they used to be. They have many advantages, but above all, they show an almost realistic appearance that has nothing to do with the past’s plastic flowers. Today, they are made with very special materials such as latex or silk to create an almost real look and texture. This is what is called the real touch, an effect that makes it hard to tell if they are authentic or not.
2) Enjoy the Benefits
Starting from this fact-the undeniable beauty of the latest generation of artificial plants, we have no choice but to add virtues to the list. For starters, they have no expiration date. They do not wilt when their life cycle ends and live forever without losing their magic. Besides, they require no care except for minimal maintenance. You don’t have to water or fertilize them, and you don’t have to transplant them as they grow.
They also don’t cause allergies or attract insects in the summer. For all these reasons, artificial flowers and plants have become a significant element in any room in the house.
Larger specimens (such as ficus, bamboo, or some palm trees) are better in large spaces such as the living room. In contrast, smaller species (calatea, aloe vera, or ferns such as adiantum) are perfect for decorating the bathroom or hallway. You can also use cacti and succulents of all sizes.
In the kitchen, put pots of aromatic herbs (artificial, yes) like lavender or peppermint, and decorate the table with flower arrangements (with dahlias, roses, or peonies) that will help you add a note of color. Use elegant flower arrangements to decorate each corner elegantly. Orchids, for example, bring a good dose of glamour.
3) Stays the Same as the First Day
Quality artificial plants can last a long time with minimal care based primarily on keeping them free of dust and dirt. It’s best for small specimens to dip them upside down in a soap and water solution without wetting the bottom and then let them drain and dry. If they are large, spray them with soap and water and then dry them with a soft cloth. If you do this occasionally, your artificial plants will remain as new as the first day you brought them!
If you love this trend but don’t know if you can keep a living plant, then go for an artificial plant! Probably nobody is going to notice, and your living room is going to change completely.