The One Place You Need to Shop for Faux (But Realistic) Greenery This Holiday Season — and We Scored You a Discount!

published Oct 7, 2022
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I’m a massive fan of faux greenery — there, I said it. While it can get a bad rep for being overly plastic and obviously fake, if done correctly, it can be a beautiful (and worry-free!) accent to your home that lasts an entire season. I find faux plants and greenery come especially in handy when you want decor for a specific occasion, like the holiday season, that would otherwise be overpriced and quick to die if you opted for the real deal.

When it comes to scoring faux greenery and florals that are virtually indistinguishable from living plants, Afloral has always been a go-to of mine. They consistently have a huge selection of offerings, all of which are lifelike, trend-driven, and of the highest quality (no obviously shiny plastic leaves here!). The brand recently released its holiday collection and let me just say — it’s good. From fluffy, full garlands to frosty winter blooms, Afloral has everything you need to deck your halls in style this holiday season. We’re rounding up our picks below, but I haven’t even touched on the best part yet. We scored an exclusive discount code for Apartment Therapy readers — simply use the code APARTMENT20 at checkout to get 20 percent off purchases of $75 or more. Think of it as an early holiday gift, from us to you.

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Afloral
$88.00

When it comes to dressing your mantel to the nines for the holiday season, you can't go wrong with a faux cedar garland. The holiday classic bottles that whole Norman Rockwell vibe and can easily be dressed up or down to be as fancy or minimalistic as you'd like. Afloral's 66-inch garland is the perfect size for most fireplaces, but can also run the length of your holiday table, too.

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Afloral
$138.00

We have a sweeping Victorian staircase in our home and, since moving in, I've had pipe dreams about covering it with garland during the holidays. Needless to say, I felt like Afloral totally read my mind with their Real Touch Norfolk Pine Garland, which measures in at a whopping 180 inches long. It boasts a soft and realistic look that swags just like the real thing.

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Afloral
$17.85

Juniper is a winter mainstay, thanks to its feathery foliage and appealing blue berries. The Afloral version bottles all the goodness of the real thing in an easy-to-style sprig that will look beautiful tucked into a vase or added to a garland.

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Afloral
$98.00

If you prefer a rustic cabin vibe for your holiday decor (think: cozy plaids, piles of firewood, and a vintage wood sled), you'll love this pinecone-dotted garland from Afloral. It features Real Touch spruce branches mixed with real pinecones for a straight-from-the-forest look.

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Afloral
$32.00

For a minimalistic yet chic look, prop one of these faux pine branches into a sleek white vase then place it on your mantel or tabletop for an understated glam look. Craving the smell of real pine? Get a few aromatherapy sticks and place them in the bottom of the vase — no one will be able to tell the difference.

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Afloral
$68.00

Nothing says "home for the holidays" quite like a wreath on every door — and this Afloral design couldn't be prettier. Made from textural sprigs of Norfolk pine, it's the perfect blank canvas for your seasonal decor. Simply hang it as-is or finish it off with the festive ribbon of your choice.

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Afloral
$24.00

This fake cedar branch looks almost frosted, like you just plucked it from the snow-covered forest in your backyard. Pile it in a vase with a bunch of the same branches or mix it up with other Afloral sprigs for an eclectic seasonal look.

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Afloral
$32.00

You may think having flowers up in the middle of winter is a surefire way to signal that they're faux — but when they're this pretty, who cares? This gorgeous magnolia stunner features natural contours and bends that make it look even more realistic, with a velvety flocked stem that can be bent in whatever direction you want.

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Afloral
$24.00

This fluffy juniper branch is lengthy and full, making it the ideal match for heavier holiday decor like glass bulbs or velvet ribbons. It would look especially gorgeous piling out of stockings or a wicker basket next to the fireplace.

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Afloral
$32.00

Magnolia is a holiday decor staple, lending a regal and sophisticated vibe to any decor scheme. Pair a few of these stunning branches with some of Afloral's metallic options for a glam yet timeless look.