Whether you live in an upscale condo in Boston or a duplex in Sacramento, your home can be a lavish oasis of sweet and exotic smells and bright, delicious colors.
Surrounding yourself in house plants can be as easy and fun as you wish it to be. With the ever-growing selection of plants, planters, and materials the home decorating possibilities are nearly endless.
No, you don’t have to fill your home to the brim with flora and fauna. A single topiary strategically placed can add warmth and sophistication to any home space.
Once you have decided to decorate your space with some plants, you will need to make some important decisions regarding the actual plants you want to use. Believe it or not, it takes a little more effort than just deciding on whether or not you want real or fake. The first thing you need to decide is how many plants you will be using. Once you have a number finalized, you will want to decide whether or not you want to deal with the occasional cleaning of silk plants or the weekly watering of real plants.
Be aware that each type has its own pros and cons. Real plants add texture, life, and fresh smells to a home that faux plants do not. Unfortunately, real plants also require care, which can make someone with a green thumb happy or it can cause problems in a household where cacti have a hard time surviving. Fake plants are easier to care for because they don’t need watering but cheap fake plants actually look fake. There is no right or wrong about real or fake plants; your choice will depend upon your lifestyle as well as the available space.