Looking to decorate your house with flowers, fruit, and foliage, but don’t know where to start? Here are three quick tips:
1. SPEND THE MONEY ON QUALITY.
Some people think that because you’re going artificial that you should go cheap. But if you go cheap, then obviously your décor will look cheap too!
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg, but spending a few extra dollars goes a long way. It can be the difference between your artificial flowers, fruit, and foliage looking authentic and having them look, well, artificial.
2. BUY THINGS YOU WOULD FIND IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.
Location matters. Buying things that you’d find in your neighbourhood will help artificial décor feel a lot more natural in your home.
For example, we’ve got a lot of magnolia trees in our area (including a very happy one flourishing in our front yard). We used this to guide our décor decisions and have chosen to decorate our dining table with some artificial magnolia flowers in a vase. It draws things together and makes our place feel more like a home than just a house.
3. GO REAL!
More than half of the people who voted in our My Family Home poll on the subject said fruit is for eating, not for decoration. That’s a fair point.
But, of course, real fruits can be decorative (our next most voted option). Complementing artificial flowers, fruit, and foliage with real fruits can not only add variety, but also help your artificial specimens look a whole lot more real. Just don’t bite into them accidentally!