Anna over at Door Sixteen recently copped to having a couple of fake plants in her bathroom at home. She's owning them with no shame thank you very much. And I get it: sometimes the real things just aren’t possible — you’re either away too much to take care of them, or they won’t survive in the shadows of your dark apartment. As a curious person and documented black thumb, I went searching for instances where artificial plants looked somewhat real and/or good at home.
And found very few.
If you want to go Anna's route, try one of IKEA's FEJKA plants. Above is their version of a weeping fig tree.
Canopy Studio sells artificial succulents from their Etsy store. These retail for $149 and arrive in a vintage planter.
How about outside? We featured Aquahaus' Austin roof makeover, which used sheets of faux boxwood that form an artificial privacy hedge.
If you still just can't do it, here's a compromise. Adorn a base of real branches with faux blooms. This one was done by Avery Street Designs for a baby shower.
And if you really still can't do it, there's always these absolutely awesome prints from Flora Indoor.
Okay, so what's the verdict? Can you live with any of these?