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Can't keep plants alive - check out these amazing faux options!


It should be said that despite my best efforts, I cannot keep real plants alive at my house. I'd like to blame the lighting or draftiness of my house, but I think it has more to do with the homeowner, not the home. We use faux plants in home staging and in the four short years we've been in business, faux plants have come a LONG way. I used to turn my nose up to faux plants, but now I use them all over my house. So if you can't commit to real plants, or you are putting your home on the market, faux plants are a great way to add a pop of color, as well as bring some life to your indoor spaces.


FAUX TREES

We typically bring at least one faux tree to each staging project. They look so good tucked into the corner of a dining room and serve as an anchor to any room. We buy a lot of faux fiddle leaf fig trees for our inventory. With the large glossy leaves and voluminous stature, they are a lot of bang for the buck. We also love a good faux olive tree. They are a little more delicate than the fig, but give great visual interest and there are some really good faux olive trees out there.

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FAUX PLANTS & BRANCHES


We can't even count the number of stems and vases that we take to each project. We truly believe that plants add so much to a staged property and our use of plants is definitely something that sets us apart from other staging companies. You can add faux stems just about anywhere in the house. We love to use stems on console tables, coffee table and in bathrooms - really, the sky is the limit. Like with real stems, it's important to consider the season when you select your faux stems. However, some faux plants and stems, like zz plants and eucalyptus, can typically work all year round.

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Whether you are staging your home to sell or styling your home to stay, we think you can't go wrong with some pops of greenery - faux or real! But if you have a black thumb like I do, faux might be the way to go.

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