You may have a memory of visiting your aunt or grandmother’s house and the sight of their home back in the 70s to the early 2000s. Now, recall that area in their home where a set of faux plants and flowers and probably a waterbed resided.
Now those faux plants and flowers may have looked shiny and too plastic-y. They may have even gathered a layer of dust and were left uncleaned and unattended ever since they were placed in that area of your relative’s house.
You may have even witnessed these pieces in the desks of establishment’s reception areas, hair salons and even restaurants.
Because of how tacky and artificial they looked, a lot of interior designers and homeowners preferred not having any of these faux greenery inside the home as the years progressed. What was encouraged instead were real plants, those that you had to water and nourish. Eventually, faux flowers and greenery were less used and displayed in homes.
However, these faux greenery and plants are rising to popularity again thanks to millennials and modern homeowners. They’re even taking the centre stage of expensive homes, establishments, parties and more.
Here are some of the reasons why faux plants are back in action and quite possibly, here to stay:
#1 Taking Care of Real Plants Require Much Effort
There’s no doubt that life is getting busier these days. Even with technology and all the innovations, jobs, school and other activities are becoming busier. And with the lack of time, it also becomes harder for homeowners to actually take care of plants. Due to how busy school and work is, some forget to water their plants, give it some sunlight and other activities to keep it alive.
#2 Artificial Plants Are Hard to Kill
Some plants are expensive and easily wilt away when not taken care of properly. In the end, it becomes a waste for the owner. Artificial plants, on the other hand, are hard to kill. In fact, they don’t die and wilt at all. All that happens to them when not properly taken care of is getting dusty and that problem is something you can easily solve by cleaning them.
#3 The Need for A Sight of Greenery
There have been many studies that proved that the sight of flowers and greenery can provide peace and calm. That’s why a lot of homeowners like to have even small pots of plants in their living room, by the window in their room or even their workspace.
#4 For the Frustrated Plant Owners
There are those who weren’t blessed with a green thumb. Even if they did take care of the plants and did their best to nurture it, they just can’t seem to take care of a plant. But what if they really wanted a flock of flowers and greenery in their home? The artificial flowers can fill their home.
#5 Artificial Flowers Don’t Look As Tacky
We’re pretty sure a lot of artificial flower manufacturers have learned from the past and have realised how old faux flowers did not look as aesthetic and visually pleasing.
Nowadays, artificial flowers are looking more and more realistic. You’ll even have to make sure to check that there’s a tag underneath the pot or somewhere discreet that warns you not to water it.
#6 There Are A Lot of Flower Types
Sometimes the biggest problem floral lovers face is having to wait for a favourite flower to be in season. With artificial flowers, you no longer have to wait and you can have that favourite added to your home in an instant.
Artificial flowers don’t have the smell that real flowers have. But you wouldn’t want yourself or your guests getting a sneezing or coughing fit as soon as they sit down on your dining table because of the flowers, right? Faux flowers, on the other hand, are free of pollens and other allergy-inducing products that can hassle you and others in your home.
#8 Easy to Mix and Match
Real flowers are very delicate and fragile. If you’re not careful enough when arranging them, you can break their stem and some of the petals may fall off. Unless you’re an expert florist or have experience in floral arrangement, DIY isn’t as easy with real flowers.
With faux flowers, however, you’re free to experiment and mix and match. That’s because the materials used to create them are much sturdier. Plus, a lot of the stems of artificial flowers are easily bendable because they are made of wires.
Modern Solutions for Modern Problems
All in all, faux plants are convenient and the solution to modern homeowner’s problems of lack of time for proper plant-care. They also look much better than the shiny and plastic-looking ones from the past. So, the next time you see beautiful flowers in your relatives’ homes or at they may be just artificial ones.