Want to add some life to your home with plants but you don’t have a green thumb? Check out these 19 simple ideas to decorate with faux greenery.
Whoo-hoo it’s spring!
I love when everything starts blooming outside and turning green again.
And I’m so excited to bring life back into our home with plants, stems and greenery.
I’m not a great gardener.
Although I’m not too bad when it comes to annual flowers in containers on my front porch, patio and deck.
Usually I can keep them alive through the hot Carolina summers.
But I don’t seem to have the same luck with indoor plants.
They always seem to die on me.
I don’t know…maybe it’s because I forget to water them. LOL
My solution is simple!
Just add faux plants, floral stems & greenery to decorate my home!
During the holidays and through most of the winter I store my faux everyday greenery to make room for Christmas trees.
I may have a slight obsession with mini trees but I don’t think it’s a bad thing, do you?!
Check out how I use mini trees here throughout my house at Christmastime.
This year I decided to leave most of my trees out, through January & February, for a cozy winter vibe.
But once they were put back in storage my house was bare.
It was time to decorate with faux greenery to create a pretty neutral spring feel around here.
When I was done decorating for spring and getting ready to write this blog post I looked around and realized I have really embraced faux plants.
I guess I’ve come a long way for someone who never liked fake plants.
Welcome to Our Spring Décor Blog Hop
Thank you so much to our friend Pasha from Pasha is Home for coordinating this blog hop so we could all share our spring décor ideas with you!
If you visiting from The Tattered Pew, wasn’t our friend Kelly’s floral arrangement just gorgeous? She’s so talented! You’ll have to take some time to look around her blog…she will definitely inspire you.
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How to Decorate Your Home with Small Faux Plants
Small plants are easy to add to your home décor in any room!
Use a small plant on a stack of books or magazines then place them in a tray on your family room coffee table.
S2M Tip: Use trays when styling a table so that décor can easily be moved it out of the way for movie night to make room for the popcorn bowls and drinks.
Create a unique display by adding a faux plant in a vintage locker basket.
I also used a floral greenery orb and smaller neutral jute twine orb in the basket.
Placing this larger basket on the coffee table with two pillar candle holders makes a pretty farmhouse style display in our gallery wall room.
Dining table centerpieces are another place to incorporate plants.
In the middle of centerpiece, I placed a natural artificial plant in a larger distressed pot.
The greenery looks great with the other faux moss bunnies and eggs in the Easter tablescape design.
Both Anne & I use lots of greenery to decorate our family rooms.
You can see how Anne’s added faux plants and flowers to her DIY built ins for spring here.
I’ve styled the shelves of our large media center with baskets, books, photos, and of course…greenery!
Artificial plants add texture and interest when used with other items to anchor a vignette.
On top of the large furniture piece, I created a grouping with two lanterns and a small plant in a basket.
Setting a small faux plant next to a picture or architectural piece softens the hard lines of the wood.
Plants bring in texture and brighten up the dark shelves.
Even a bathroom can benefit from a few faux plants.
Look how cute these little guys are!
The perfect size for on top of a wall cabinet in our half bathroom.
Where Can You Add Artificial Trees Indoors?
If you have an empty corner in your home try adding a faux tree to fill the space.
This corner behind our front door isn’t big enough for furniture but it’s just the right size for an artificial tree.
The tall tree is perfect nestled inside my vintage advertising crock.
S2M Tip: Put an artificial tree in a containers such as a basket, bucket, box or vintage crock. Add height to your faux tree with a stack of books inside the planter.
I’ve had a real fiddle leaf in this spot in my dining room but I apparently I’m lacking that lucky green thumb.
And not that it’s an excuse, but fiddle fig leaf trees are known to be finicky.
After killing that real tree, I decided artificial was the way to go and put this tree in a basket I already had here at home.
Another faux fig sits in a woven basket on my fireplace hearth.
The texture of the leaves on this tree is amazing…they’re so realistic.
I bought this one at Target a few years ago and they no longer carry the same one.
But don’t worry I found a similar option for you!
Just keep reading this post and you’ll find a shopping collage at the end.
Yet, another fiddle sits on an antique stool next to a console table in our hallway.
This tree is covered with Spanish moss around the trunk which finishes off the top of the basket.
How to Find Quality Fake Floral Stems
It’s time to be honest with you!
I have a really hard time with artificial flowers because I always thought they looked cheesy and…well just fake!
But the quality of florals have improved so much in recent years.
Even though I prefer faux greenery over faux flowers these pretty white cherry blossom stems passed the test for me.
You know…the those stems look so realistic test! LOL
Last year I styled these dainty floral stems in two glass bottle jars on my dining room table and they created a stunning impact. Just click here to take a look!
This year I grabbed all the white floral stems and put them in one extra large glass vase on top of our media center.
I’ve also had these beautiful lavender stems for a couple years.
This year they made an appearance in a distressed vase on my dining room buffet table.
My front door basket got some new greenery this year.
These grass and berry bushes are an affordable option that look so pretty in baskets.
Just grab a few and lean them to one side in a basket for a natural relaxed look.
How to Create a Neutral Home with Realistic Faux Greenery
These gorgeous stems are from one of my favorite stores I’ve ever visited, Olde Tyme Marketplace.
If you’re ever near Madison, Indiana you need to make a trip to visit Beth at her store…it’s amazing!
You can also shop online!
I laid three of stems in a wood dough bowl with a small nest of eggs to create a pretty display for spring.
I also bought two of these feathery yellowish green stems from Beth’s store last year.
Aren’t the colors on them just so pretty!?
Since the top of the vase is narrow I only needed one stem to fill it.
Remember that tip about trays?
This tray holds just a few décor pieces on our kitchen table.
The other airy stem is in a large black vase on a storage tower in our half bathroom.
Our powder room has a pedestal sink so there’s no storage.
Adding this small metal tiered storage unit has been so helpful to hold extra rolls of bathroom tissue paper and clean hand towels.
And the wood top allows me to add a bit of décor.
Target for the win with these realistic looking fig leaf plant stems.
Three stems fill the glass bottle and looks so natural.
S2M tip: Dress up a plain vase with a string of wood beads.
Where Can You Use Spring Wreaths?
Doors are an obvious choice to hang a spring wreath.
But not just on the outside of the door.
A simple natural wreath with green leaves and twigs pops against the inside of our black front door.
A pretty grass and flower wreath hangs from an antique window on our fireplace mantel.
You can always thread a burlap or spring colored ribbon through the wreath to hang for even more color and style.
A feathery candle wreath adds texture and color to the white jar candle.
Both the wreath and the chippy white wood pedestal are from Olde Tyme Marketplace.
When I transformed our entryway I replaced the wall mirror with a DIY row of hooks.
For the spring season I added a boxwood wreath to one of the hooks.
I’ll be sharing how I decorated the entry way for spring soon so stay tuned.
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Did you find some new ways to use greenery in your home this spring?
Next up on our blog hop is Aliya from Open Doors Open Hearts with a step by step guide to making beautiful artificial floral arrangements.
Spring Decor Inspiration
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