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5 Reasons Plants are Always our Favorite Decorative Accessory

Here at Modsy, we’re big plant people. Not only do we consider them a great way to accessorize any room but having living things in your living spaces is also good for your mental health too.

Houseplants have been on the rise in popularity over the past few years. And with good reason. Decorating with plants adds major style to your space, and act as either a major statement in your space or a sweet accent. With so many varieties of plants, there’s a plant for every decor style! Here are a few more reasons why we love to design with plants.

decorating with plants1. They Naturally Add Color

Even if you don’t like a lot of colors in your space, plants are a great way to add a pop without compromising your neutral decor scheme. Since the color comes straight from nature, green plants of all kinds will complement your space, and make for a great decor accent in your next Instagram post.

2. They Add Texture

Ready for one of our favorite design tips? Here it is: There aren’t many rooms that couldn’t benefit from more texture. Texture helps bring dimension and contrast to your space. Plus, it makes a room feel more polished and intentionally designed. And one of the best and easiest ways to add more texture is by designing with plants.

Whether it’s the wide, waxy leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree, the spiky exterior of a cacti, or anything in between, plants add visual layers to your room. And different shapes and sizes of plants will add a different vibe to your space. So, don’t be afraid to experiment by designing with plants of various shapes, sizes, and textures – even mixing and layering different varieties in the same room.

plants as decor3. They’re Extremely Versatile

Moving? Redesigning a room? Repurposing your space? Don’t worry – plants will go the distance with you.

The versatility of plants means that they go with any style. So, you could move to a new home, and even if the new place is a totally different style, your plant will still fit in. You could also totally redecorate a room with a different color scheme and different decor, and guess what? You won’t have to ditch your favorite plants. Because a good plant goes with any decor style, and can withstand a change of style in its environment without looking out of place.

This makes designing with plants a great investment that you can benefit from for years. Whatever changes life throws at you, your plant will roll with the punches by your side.

decorating with plants4. They Clean Your Air

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, plants (if you go for live vs. artificial) also clean your air. That’s right: Indoor plants remove toxins from the air in your home. It happens through the photosynthesis process, where plants absorb gases in the air through their leaves. These gases travel down to a plant’s roots, where microorganisms break them down and neutralize them, turning it into food for the plant. Isn’t nature crazy? So, while plants require a little love and care, they more than earn their keep!

plant decor ideas5. They Make You Happy

We’ve all been there: We’re in the middle of a stressful week, the weather is gloomy, and life starts feeling a little hopeless. But when we make time for a simple walk outside, or even do something as simple as buying a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, things start to turn around. And why is that? Well, we think it’s because being near nature – and even bringing elements of the outdoors, in – brings us joy. Many studies through the years have shown the benefits of houseplants and how caring for a living thing can increase happiness. And who wouldn’t want that? So, add a few new leafy friends to your space for an instant mood booster!

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Embrace the Fake: 5 Reasons We Love Faux Plants

faux plants Fake plants have a bad reputation. To some people, they are only slightly above weeds in the plant kingdom. And frankly, the faux plants of yesteryear deserved this bad rap. They were made of thick plastic and looked about as real as you’d expect (that is to say, not real at all).

Fortunately, those days are long gone and the faux plants of today are realistic, long-lasting, and absolutely beautiful. They look so real that you might even find yourself watering them – whoops!

So if you want to infuse your home with some greenery, but aren’t sure real plants are for you, consider some faux alternatives. Here are five amazing benefits of faux plants!

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faux plants1. They’re Low Maintenance

Not everyone has a green thumb. If you’ve struggled to keep your plants alive, and often find yourself overwatering or letting them dry out, listen up! With faux plants, you get all the beauty without the worry.

No more asking the neighbors to take care of your plants while you’re on vacation – you can have your tree and not water it, too! With a faux option, you’ll never have to stress about it dying on you. How’s that for freedom!

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2. They’re Durable

While real plants can be delicate, faux plants are as beautiful as they are durable. Real plants also demand a certain amount of sun, the right amount of water, and protection from pests and diseases. When a real plant has been around a few years, it can feel like a miracle.

On the flip side, our faux plants are made out of durable materials. So not only do faux plants last for years; they also maintain their good looks the whole time.

faux plants3. They’re a Cost-Effective Alternative

Live plants are expensive, particularly if you have to continually replace them. We all have that friend who bought a $300 fiddle leaf tree only to watch it die in a few months. These expensive plant horror stories can now be a thing of the past.

You can purchase a faux plant for roughly the same (or sometimes slightly higher) price as their live counterparts. The upside is this is a one-time purchase. Instead of spending over and over on new live plants, you could swipe your credit card once and that’s it!

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faux plants4.  They Look Good

One of the best benefits of faux plants today is how real they look. Unless you really know your way around the garden, you probably can’t tell the difference with the new, better materials used today.

At Modsy, we partnered with the leading manufacturer of artificial plants, DW Silks, to add some of the most-popular and long-lasting faux plants to our catalog. We’ve dubbed them our So-Real-You-Can’t-Tell-They-Are-Fake-Line. No one will ever call your stripped agave an imposter!

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faux plants5. They’re Versatile

Perhaps the best benefit of faux plants is that you can put them anywhere. When you are a parent to real plants, you have to accommodate your photosynthesizing babies by giving them the right spot to thrive.

By contrast, faux plants thrive no matter where you put them. So if you live in Alaska but always wanted a room full of succulents, you can have your wish.

 

All in all, fake plants are a practical, beautiful, and cost-effective way to spruce up your home. And of course we love real plants too, but if they’re not quite the right fit for you, we’ve got you covered with some of the best faux plant varieties in town. Shop our faux plant studio to get the look in your home!

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