Plastic plants come in many styles and designs, but they all have one thing in common: they can make your home more beautiful and pleasant. They are also less expensive to maintain than real plants because they do not require irrigation. You only need to be an artist when decorating your home with plastic plants.
Here are some ideas you can try to make plastic plants the star of the show in your own home.
Choose your overall theme
Before going to the store to look for plastic plants, it is important to be clear about the overall theme of your decor. There are so many different types of plastic plants that you could literally be overwhelmed by the selection you will find there. Would you like a jungle theme with tall artificial plants in the background and fake vines along their branches? Or do you want to carefully place plastic inner trees in your living room and dining room corners instead? If you have a theme, you can narrow down your selection of indoor plastic plants so that you can easily transition to an orderly look that suits your style.
Be choosy when buying artificial plants
Plastic plants have different degrees of processing. Choose only those that look almost as real as living plants. They may be a little more expensive, but you can still use them years later.
Also buy real floor
Since you want your plastic plants to appear almost as real as living plants, you can also use real soil. Yes, you won't water them, but the real floor makes the theme look very authentic. You can also put some small stones on the floor that surround the base of the plastic plant.
Look for plastic plants that don't require too much maintenance
The main disadvantage of using plastic plants in home decoration is that they tend to collect dust. You may need to spray the leaves with water daily and wipe off the moisture with a clean towel. The larger your collection of plastic plants becomes, the more maintenance is required. So before buying plastic plants, make sure you can keep up with their maintenance to keep your decor looking fresh and clean.
Mix artificial plants with living indoor plants
One way to bring your overall theme to life is to choose fake plants and place them together with pots of real plants indoors. The purpose is to add an extra touch to your design that you, your family and visitors will appreciate. It will be quite amusing when the people you bring to dinner try to guess which plants in your decor are real and which are wrong.
Plastic plants and pets don't mix
If you really want to decorate your home with plastic plants, especially artificial flowers, it makes sense to keep your pets away from the plastic decor. On the one hand, many pets have the habit of chewing on living or false plants – that's how they are. In addition, pets can knock over some of your plastic plants indoors and affect the desired overall effect. You don't want to upset pets, but there is a good reason not to let pets in rooms where you want to place plastic plants. If necessary, place your plastic plants on a shelf or drag them along the walls where your pets cannot reach them.
Give away older plastic plants before you buy more
One thing about plastic plants is that they can get boring after a while – after all, they stay the same every day. This is fine for people who lack the time or inclination to take care of living plants. However, if you're tired of seeing the same plants every day, you can ask some of your friends or family members if they want your older plastic plants for free. If you accept your offer, you can buy more plastic plants that are different from the ones you gave away. You can then embark on a new decorative journey and make your home more attractive and modern.
Not everyone will be able to successfully grow live plants at home – such people will be better able to decorate their homes with plastic plants. When decorating your home with plastic plants, make sure that the ones you buy fit the overall theme of the room in which they are to be placed. Keep pets away from artificial plants so that they cannot chew on the leaves and stems. If you want to buy new plastic plants, first give away the older plastic plants so that there is space for new ones in your house.