Decorators, or maybe your mother, used to tell you to skip the fake stuff if you wanted to stay classy.
Manufactured plants and flowers should have the variations in color, texture and density that live plants do, including the look of new growth and old growth, says Doug Hopeman, owner of Artificial Plants and Trees in Nashville, Tenn.
“The ability to create the minute, intricate detail of everything about the plants and trees helps make them more natural-looking than they were 10 years ago,” he says.
People often choose real plants that aren’t native to their region, so don’t feel limited to the varieties found near you when buying artificial ones, says Jo Pearson, a creative expert with Michaels Stores.
For Stephanie Norris, the designer behind San Diego’s Cre8tive Designs Inc., using faux plants requires choosing the right containers and accessories such as real soil, sand and stones. …read more
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