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  • Writer's pictureBenton Purtle at Tropicraft

Why Use Artificial Plants for Home Decor?

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

A set of artificial plants on a white windowsill.
Artificial plants can help to add color to muted parts of your home.

Do you want to enhance the beauty of your house using plants? So do I. But do you end up murdering those poor creatures even after trying your best? Because so do I.

Artificial or fake plants, commonly known as faux plants, are a perfect solution to that problem. I know gardening enthusiasts might gasp at this, but taking care of plants is not for everyone. There are many reasons why faux plants are so popular. They do not require any effort as the live ones do. Moreover, plants are mood elevators regardless of being natural or artificial.

Learn how artificial plants can elevate the aesthetic value of your home.

Is It OKAY to Use Fake Plants?

It is lovely to beautify your home using fake plants. There are a million reasons why faux plants can be a better choice for some people than the live ones. And after all, it is better not to buy them if you already know that it will be difficult for you to take care of them, leading to the death of those plants.

Do NOT Buy Low-Quality Faux Plants?

I would never recommend using low-quality artificial plants, significantly if you want to trick people into thinking that those are real. I know that they might be expensive, but they'd look authentic and last very long.

Make Sure Artificial Plants Are Placed Correctly

It is equally important to pick the right place to put your faux as it is to buy good-quality and real-looking plants. If you put them in the darkest corner of the room where not even a beam of sunlight reaches, it will be an obvious clue that they are not real.

One of the tricks is to place the artificial plants with the real ones. You can even put real dirt in them and also change their pot.

Benefits of Faux Plants

They are Cheaper than Real Plants

With faux plants, you will only be paying an upfront cost with them lasting longer than the real ones. While live plants require money to buy them and also, later on, to grow them and keep them healthy. Natural plants die or need to be replaced after some time. They would also require larger pots while growing up when artificial plants stay the size you bought them the very first day.

Low Maintenance

Natural plants require attention and care. To prevent them from dying, you need to take care of many things (soil, making sure they're getting sunlight, and making sure they're getting the right amount of water, not too much or not too less). You will also need to place them at a suitable temperature. While the most faux plants need is wiping the dust off that gathers over the leaves or flower petals occasionally.

A woman suffering an allergic reaction, with running nose.
Enjoy a bit more green inside without the allergic reaction.

No-Risk of Allergies

Certain types of live plants can be a source of triggering allergic issues in some people. Certain types can even turn out to be poisonous for kids or pets. In contrast, faux plants fulfill the aim of plants without bringing in any of these issues.

No Bugs

Greenery attracts insects. I wouldn't say I like bugs. If you keep natural plants in the house, bugs or insects will find a way in, whether through an open window or the door.

No Restrictions Because of Unsuitable Atmosphere

Different plants require different atmospheres. Some may thrive in a dry place, while others may require humidity, limiting the variety of plants you can use. Faux plants do not require a specific type of atmosphere.

No Seasonal Changes

Natural plants will start to shed leaves or flowers as the season changes. That would make your décor look less appealing. However, that's not the case with the artificial ones making your décor look attractive from summer to winter.


Artificial plants are popular when it comes to home décor, especially indoors. You must buy high-quality faux, which may be expensive, that looks real.

Choosing artificial plants has advantages over live plants. They require less attention than live ones which need a correct amount of water, fertilizers, pest management, and proper sunlight. Faux plants only need to be wiped occasionally to get rid of any dust. Live plants require suitable atmospheres depending upon their type and are more expensive. Artificial ones can brighten up any space regardless of whether it's extremely dry, tropically humid place, or anything in-between.

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