For many people, the way you present your home is important. After all, it is difficult to make a good first impression if you neglect your domestic duties. Unfortunately, life can get in the way and it is not uncommon for house plants to slowly wither away. In fact, experts have seen an increase in the popularity of artificial plants over the past few years and we think that this could be the perfect solution to those with a non-existent work/life balance who unintentionally kill their foliage. Read on to find out three benefits of decorating with fake houseplants…
A real plant needs someone who is willing to look after it like a pet. After all, it may not bark or meow, but it is important to remember that real houseplants are a living organism and are depending on you to keep them alive. As a result, they have to be watered regularly and require plant food and fertiliser which can be expensive if you simply want to treat them like a decoration. On the other hand, artificial house plants are made from plastic, so they only require regular dusting to keep them in tip-top condition.
Some people can be sensitive to pollen which means that keeping flowers and real houseplants in the home isn’t possible. After all, hay fever is bad enough during spring without inviting the pollen into your home! In fact, some houseplants can even trigger asthma which means that opting for an artificial alternative is often the safest option.
Many people like to decorate their home with plants because they add the perfect splash of colour without overdoing it. Since a real plant is living, it isn’t wise to buy them for decorating purposes as they are just going to die due to poor nutrition and lack of care. Luckily, artificial plants were created for that very reason – decorating! After all, they will last a lifetime and will adorn your interior décor perfectly.
Here at The Home and Gardens, we believe that some people are just not meant to have live plants. After all, they are a lot of work and need be given the right care and attention in order to flourish properly. Plastic houseplants are a brilliant alternative for people who want to add a splash of colour to their interior décor but don’t have the time to dedicate to a real houseplant. To find out more, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!