7 Fake House Plants That Will Fool Anyone

7 Fake House Plants That Will Fool Anyone

Best Fake Plants for Interior Decorating
Including live plants in your home or office can reduce stress and help with air quality while enhancing your surrounding decor, but not everyone has a foolproof green thumb. If you’re a certified plant killer, there’s still hope. With a range of convincing new materials and textures, artificial plants look more realistic than ever. Incorporate some of these authentic-looking fake plants with your existing decor to add life and color to your home.

7 Silk Plants that Look Real


Artificial Flowers

Fake Flowers

From bright varied collections to soft single-color bouquets, fresh flowers improve any space almost instantly. A variety of faux flowers and plants are available to beautify your home decor. This allows you to keep faux versions of exotic, difficult-to-maintain flowers in your home permanently. Place a full flower arrangement in the center of your kitchen table or go for an authentic look with a hanging pot or planter. You can also add single stems of silk flowers on your bedside table or shelf for a dainty touch. Consider blooms like silk peonies, orchids, and hydrangea. Just be sure to avoid obviously artificial features like plastic water droplets or glitter.


Silk Potted Plants

Artificial Silk Plants

Leafy plants like ferns and snake plants often look good as faux plants. The dark colors tend to mask the plastic or stitching in the leaves and stems. Small topiaries look most at home among Traditional home decor. You can also bring the outside in with low-maintenance artificial shrubberies. Leafy plants like false ferns or boxwoods come in bold shapes that can go well with complementary decor. For example, you can place a rounded topiary shrub next to a round mirror to add cohesiveness to a space. No matter how you decorate with artificial plants, be sure to dust them regularly to keep up the illusion.


Artificial Ivy

Artificial Ivy

Ivy is another popular indoor plant that looks just as good in silk. It adds a touch of class to bookcases, mantels, and above-cabinet areas. Make artificial ivy mimic the real deal by winding it around ladders, above window frames, or letting it hang from planters. Some silk ivy arrangements come in planters with other artificial blooms like African violets. Decorate with fake ivy on the wall by hanging it with string lights to create your own secret garden.


Silk Succulents and Cacti

Succulents and Cacti

It’s common to see succulents in clusters on bookshelves, desks, and countertops in many offices and homes. They’re easy to care for and have a natural symmetry that matches with most decor, so it’s no wonder they’ve become popular. Natural succulents and cacti also have a waxy coating that artificial plants mimic well. Follow suit and place your silk succulents and cacti in the same spots you would a real plant. Whether on shelves, tables, or in cute planters, artificial succulents look at home almost anywhere.


Artificial Bulbs and Seeds

Bulbs and Seeds

Single stems of plants, like cotton or eucalyptus, add texture to real floral arrangements. More exotic species, like ginkgo, are available too. When placed alone, an artificial seed branch becomes a single elegant silhouette. Place bulbs, stems, and seed clusters in delicate vases on bookcases as accent pieces. They also look great in groups on the mantel for holidays or any seasonal display.


Artificial Potted Trees

Potted Tree

Don’t be afraid to go bold when decorating with silk plants. Choose from popular species like fiddle-leaf fig trees or rare, more exotic species for your living room. Without worrying about the maintenance and care, you can keep silk plants like Japanese maples and Dracaena and Yucana palms. Be sure to place your silk tree near natural light and dust regularly to keep them looking fresh.


Planters for Silk Plants


Just because you’re decorating with silk plants doesn’t mean you can’t give them the full treatment. A cute pot or planter adds just as much to a space as the plant itself. Decorating with attractive planters helps faux plants look more real because it draws attention to the planter or pot rather than silk leaves. Baskets, urns, and decorative vases are all good choices for decorating with artificial plants.