Shopping for Artificial Plants

Plants make great additions as decorations to any home. But if you do not have the green thumb and limited time, you might have no time to take care for each and every plant you have in the house. The other choice that you can do is to use artificial plants or silk plants. They are easy to buy, look almost real when compared to real living flowers and you don’t have to care much on maintenance. They can be kept in the house or outside the house. They can be kept almost everywhere around the house. They are safe around children as the plants are plastic. Here are the tips on how to shop for artificial or silk plants for your house.

How to Shop for Artificial Plants for Your Home:

  • First of all, make a color scheme or sketch the artificial plants that you want to buy for your home. The sketch does not have to be exact as you only need to have the ideas of what kind of artificial plants that you want and where to put them in your house. Think about the furniture and wall color and what kind of artificial plants that will look the best.
  • Snap a few pictures with your digital camera of the room that you wish to decorate. If you have the color palette determined, snap some pictures of your room. This will help you to visually place the plant ideas against the photos. Simply print out the pictures on your printer or any local photography stores after taking the pictures.

Artificial Plants

  • Search and shop in your area or surf within comprehensive websites that offer and carry the artificial plants that resemble your ideas of plastic plants.
  • There is no reason for you not to choose an online bargain such as online auction sites like eBay as the artificial plants are light and can ship safely. You could also search these artificial plants at tag or garage sales for great deals.
  • Most people who move from home to home tend to take only certain things and leave things they wish not to take with them to the next place, and artificial plants are among this type of things, so you can get great deals for even only pennies to pay.
  • After purchasing the plants, lay them out and remember to keep the receipt so that you can return artificial plants that you do not use, in case that happens.
  • Lay them out and spend a few days to determine whether they are the right fit to the room you wished to decorate with the artificial plants. Do not feel intimidated or afraid to arrange and re-arrange until you are perfectly happy with the look.

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Additional Reading:

Indoor gardening: Artificial lighting, terrariums, hanging baskets, and plant selection (Home and garden bulletin)

House plants to grow if you have no sun