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The incorporation of artificial greenery into home décor has been a growing trend. The reason why becomes apparent when you consider the unique benefits offered by artificial greenery. In fact, when you consider the benefits of using artificial plants in your indoor and outdoor décor, you will realize that the design possibilities are endless and that there are tremendous benefits.
Here is a collection of advantages supporting why you should include artificial greenery into your everyday décor:
1. Long Lasting Greenery
Lasting greenery is one of the many perks when using artificial plants in your home or office. Live plants must be watered daily to grow lush, and well maintained to avoid any unwanted insects. Without proper nutrients live plants and floral arrangements will not survive. Artificial greenery there has very little to no maintenance required. Within days, a bouquet of freshly cut flowers will lose their petals and wilt; a silk floral arrangement will maintain its vivacious color and structure for years!
Another perk of utilizing artificial plants; there is no need to worry about cleaning up remnants of leaves, soil or other particles. A simple dusting every once in awhile is all you need in order to keep your artificial plants looking alive.
2. Cost Effective
Since this decorating solution requires no water, no fertilizer, and no pruning, its eco-friendly, practical and low-cost maintenance are what make artificial plants so appealing. Unless you have a green thumb, seeding, planting live plants, and growing them successfully can be a frustrating task. It will also require purchasing a lot of tools and materials. Another major benefit to using artificial plants in your home and office is you can reuse the materials over and over again, recreating gorgeous arrangements!
Plus, these materials don’t have a life expectancy like a live plant does, and you don’t have to continually purchase supplies to keep them looking fresh.
So, now you know artificial plants are long lasting and cost effective. Did you know how versatile they could be? In an office setting, we are seeing more design diversity and risk-taking when incorporating artificial plants. For example, take fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s office terrace in midtown Manhattan . The 17 floors above Seventh Avenue is a widespread L-shaped space with indescribable views of the Empire State Building. Strategically there are artificial vines planted in groups of three that scale the terrace’s brick wall with grand globes of boxwood in sizeable terra-cotta pots.
The elegance and ingenious decorating doesn’t stop there. In the ever-growing wedding industry, we are seeing more incorporation of artificial plants, vines, silk flowers and beautiful false leaf décor. Designers are also using various combinations of artificial plants such as boxwood, European laurel, ivy trellises, myrtle, and red laurel to seamlessly add privacy to any restaurant setting, home backyard, or event.
4. Create a “Wow Factor”
Due to the flexibility and durability of artificial plants, you are able to create whimsical, dramatic and show-stopping configurations. For indoor usage, try creating an eye-catching accent wall inside your home. Or, for an outdoor patio you can create a tropical sanctuary with a large arbor, trellis or sweeping vines. With live plants, you have many limitations with how the plant will lay, concerns about leaves or buds free-falling off the vine, and fears of accessing waterlines. Instead, with minimal tools and materials such as nails, staples, and zip ties, you can use artificial plants to create over-the-top stunning artwork within minutes.
After considering the advantages above, I hope you now realize that these products are creative, cost efficient and multi-functional.
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