I have this stubborn spot in my house where I want to put a plant but it's too far away from the window to keep it alive. I’m sure some of you have been in this predicament. What’s a plant-loving girl to do??? Enter the artificial plant. I knew if I went down this route I wanted my artificial plant to be as “real” as possible so I did some research. I figured out my “real” criteria and found an amazing company that checked all the boxes. Décors Véronneau is a family owned, Quebec-based business that offers a vast selection of artificial plants and flowers and I am honoured to be partnering with them today to share my 5 tips for selecting an artificial plant.
As background, I have been on the hunt for a real olive tree for awhile. Unfortunately the only ones that I found at my local nursery were too tiny and would take forever to grow. I found this artificial Olive Tree at Décors Véronneau and it is just perfect. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make requests, their customer service is helpful and friendly.
1. Opt for the Higher Quality Version
As with many things, you get what you pay for. The same is true for artificial plants. The cheaper the plant the cheaper the look of the plant. In the end it’s an investment, higher quality fake plants last longer and look more realistic. The artificial plants at Décors Véronneau are of the highest quality and are beautiful.
2. Pay Attention to the Details
Look for unique “real” details in your artificial plants. For example, my olive tree has a trunk from a real tree and it has fake olives! They look so real I could almost eat them. It’s these small details that will have you guests guessing “is that real or fake?”
3. Compare to the Real Thing
Bring a photo of the real thing to the store or pull it up on your phone when shopping. Compare the real plant with your prospective artificial plant. Look at the way it hangs, the spacing of the leaves, the shape of the leaves. Look for an artificial plant that reflects the details of the real plant. Having a photo on hand will help in your search.
4. Real Dirt or Mulch
This is something I would have never thought of but when my olive tree from Décors Véronneau arrived it had real mulch in the pot, it literally had me guessing whether or not they had sent me a real tree. Honestly this is number four on my list but it should be number one. Such a game changer in terms of faux plants.
5. Look for Texture
Along the same lines as the mulch, look for texture on the artificial that matches the texture of the real plant. Luckily today’s trends in house plants lean towards the more “plastic” looking plants like succulents and fig leafs which is a texture easily replicated in an artificial plant.
Faux plants are no longer the faux pas they use to be. I hope these tips have been helpful. If you’re in the market for a beautiful artificial plant that will last forever and trick your visitors into believing it’s real be sure to check out Décors Véronneau (and their pots are pretty cute too).
This post is in partnership with Décors Véronneau. All expressed opinions are my own.