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19 Simple Ways to Decorate with Faux Greenery this Spring

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.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.

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That’s me…AnnMarie…the one with the darker hair. And Anne is the short one…oh and she has lighter hair too. Haha! 🙂

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us and our families over here.

And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.

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How to Decorate Your Home with Small Faux Plants

small fake plant in farmhouse style galvanized container on coffee tray

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.

vintage locker basket with faux plant

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.

faux aged terra cotta pots used as basis of spring tablescape

Dining table centerpieces are another place to incorporate plants.

This garden themed spring tablescape was styled with DIY aged terra cotta flower planters.

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.

dark stained wood media unit with shelving surrounding tv

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.

small plants in white distressed planters on wall cabinet in bathroom

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?

olive tree in vintage crock in foyer with mirror on wall behind tree

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.

My favorite faux tree is this affordable 82″ olive tree from Walmart that I moved into my entryway last year when I gave my foyer a makeover.

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.

artificial fiddle leaf tree in corner of dining room

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.

faux fiddle leave tree in woven basket on stone fireplace hearth

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.

fiddle leave tree in basket on vintage stool next to console table and staircase

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

white floral stems in large glass bottle jar vase

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.

view of tablescape in mirror reflection on buffet table

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.

They also looked great in a hanging door basket and on my fireplace mantel.

front door hanging basket with grass stems and white flowers

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

spring stems laying in wood dough bowl with nest and eggs

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.

wood tray with faux stems in black vase on kitchen table

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.

Spring stems in tall black vase on wood and metal bathroom organizer

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.

fiddle leaf stems in glass bottle with wood prayer beads hanging around jar

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?

spring wreath on inside of front door painted black

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.

Spring wreath hanging on antique window on fireplace mantel

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.

small wreath around milk jar candle on distressed wood pedestal

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.

boxwood wreath hanging on rustic wood row of hooks next to basket

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

Spring decor inspiration photos

How to Do a Spring Kitchen Refresh // Pasha is Home

How To Make A Fern Wreath for Springtime // Midwest Life and Style

How to Set a Simple Spring Table // Cali Girl in a Southern World

Spring decor inspiration photos

Spring Decorating with Thrifted Milk Glass // White Arrows Home

How To Make A Flower Arrangement In a Basket // The Tattered Pew

19 Simple Ways to Decorate with Faux Greenery this Spring // Simply 2 Moms

Spring decor inspiration photos

How to Make Beautiful Artificial Floral Arrangements Step-by-Step // Open Doors Open Hearts

A Few Easy Ways To Add Cheerful Spring Decor // Cottage in the Mitten

Spring Dining Room Tablescape // Tater Tots & Jello

Spring decor inspiration photos

Perk up Your Porch : Simple Spring Flower Arrangements in Baskets // Old Barn Company

Farmhouse Spring Home Decor Ideas // She Gave It A Go

Easy Ways to Add Fresh Flowers to your Spring Decor // A Life Unfolding

Farmhouse Porch Ideas for Spring // The Ponds Farmhouse

Then be sure to stop by our other friends below for even more inspiration.

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Sharon

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Hi, love your ideas for faux foliage.😊 Could you share where the metal storage shelves in your powder room were purchased. Thank you.

AnnMarie

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Hi Sharon - Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I found that storage tower at Home Goods several years ago. But you can check out our reward style for some great small bathroom storage ideas. Here's the link: https://liketk.it/3Dnw7

Rebecca

Friday 15th of April 2022

I JUST LOVE THIS POST. SO MANY GREAT IDEAS.

AnnMarie

Friday 15th of April 2022

Thank you Rebecca! Artificial plants and flowers have come a long way haven't they? Have a great weekend!

Libbie Burling

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Okay, these are so pretty you have convinced me to give faux a try! These are such pretty ideas. Pinned for later. Happy Spring!

Anne

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Thanks for the pin, Libbie! I love all the ways AnnMarie used faux plants this year too!

Meeghan

Friday 8th of April 2022

I love all the faux greenery you shared! That olive tree stole my heart though. Thank you for the inspiration!

Anne

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Hey Meeghan! I felt the same way about that olive tree so I ended up buying one too! LOL

Pasha

Thursday 7th of April 2022

A & AM - I love your greenery ideas!! I sooo do not have a green thumb so faux is my go to ALWAYS! Thanks for the suggestions ;)!

Anne

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Hey Pasha! Faux greenery for the win, right?! Thank you for coordinating such a fun hop!