The Top 10 Reasons to Go Faux

Sometimes, it’s okay to fake it. Read on for a round-up of the leading reasons you should be incorporating artificial plants into your life. 

The Top 10 Reasons to Go Faux

Words by The Sill

Design Tips Next Article
Sometimes, it’s okay to fake it. Read on for a round-up of the leading reasons you should be incorporating artificial plants into your life. 

Faux plants don't have to be a faux pas. Check out our top 10 reasons to embrace faux in your home or office.

No Seasonal Changes

Leave seasonal plant changes behind with seasonal allergies and enjoy the same amount of maintenance required for a faux plant (none) year-round. While we completely understand taking pleasure in meditative tasks like turning soil and repotting at the start of a new season, save yourself some time and money by including a faux or two into your botanic regime.

No change to their appearance

Like with a staple piece of furniture or beloved piece of art, consider how lovely it would be if your plants consistently brought you joy by being in the same happy, pristine condition you acquired them in. There’s comfort in consistency, and we’re here for it.

Less care

With the exception of a swift dust every now and then, faux plants eliminate upkeep all together. For all of you apartment dwellers, imagine a life that doesn’t include schlepping all of your plant babies into the bath once a week for a “shower.” Going faux means you’ll have plenty of time to kick back and admire your eternally effortless flora friends.

More durable

Even the sturdiest leaves can bend and break (and such is nature!), but faux are practically immortal; they’re the stronger sister of the natural version and just as beautiful. And from a sustainable and economic perspective, a faux’s durability ensures you’ll have to buy (and toss) a whole lot less overtime.

No risk of pests

No matter how you slice it, there are zero upsides to plant pests, especially when it comes to potted pieces that live in your home. Faux plants attract nothing but joy and eliminate any potential need to use insecticidal sprays.

Safe for pets

Unlike so many live plants (so many!) that are toxic for your pets, our faux collection is 100% safe for pets. Rejoice in this newly-found freedom and load up on as many Fiddle Leaf Figs as will fit in your home (our faux versions are really good).

Better for far-reaching spaces 

Faux plants are the ideal choice for difficult-to-access areas in your home, like narrow nooks or skyscraper-tall shelves. Avoid the task of pulling out your step stool for regular watering, bypassing furniture or objects that are inevitably in your way while holding a watering can and balancing on one leg to reach your beloved Pothos; instead, place your faux on that top shelf and leave it be (save for a quick wipe-down from time to time).

No light requirements

Artificial plants require zero sunlight while still packing the same punch as their organic counterparts, making them ideal for sunless corners in your home, which are often the corners that need that jolt of green the most.

All the beauty with none of the maintenance

Get the look of a healthy, thriving plant with none of the fuss of regular upkeep. With our faux collection, you can relish in the cool boldness of a Rubber Tree and the vibrant colors of a Rex Begonia without having to prune, water or repot your favorite plants. (Though we guarantee our faux will elicit an accidental watering every now and then because they look that real, and are really that beautiful.)

A key design element in any room

Nothing contributes lightness, warmth and style to a space the way plants do, except for well-made faux. They provide the perfect architectural element and anchor a space in an organic way. And no matter your personal design aesthetic, a dose of green is a universally chic color choice. A plant is always a good, and stylish, idea.

How To Bring the Biggest Spring Home Decor Trend Into Your Home

Spring means taking fresh interior trends to the next level, especially when it comes to freshening up your space. Here’s how we're helping to bri...

Q&A with Interior Designer Anita Yokota

In this Q&A, we hear from therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota, best known for her creative, yet functional designs on Instagram.

Four Ways to Style a Faux Monstera Frond

With the introduction of our faux line comes clever approaches for styling the fan-favorite frond.

How To: Styling with Real and Faux Plants

There are no hard rules when it comes to styling the real-deals with the faux, only a million possibilities.

Plants By Room: Low Light Plants at Home

Floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows with lots of sunlight. Sounds nice, right? But if your place does not have these features, read on to find ou...

Plants By Room: Office Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen, and naturall...

Plants By Room: Bathroom Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen, and naturall...

Plant Propagation for Beginners

Propagating plants might sound like a drag, but depending on what type of plant you’re working with, it can be simple. Here's everything you need t...

Fine Vines: Trellising & Pruning Basics

Plants with vining or trailing habits will grow really large with proper care over time, but when our plants are vining or trailing out of control,...

It’s A Small, Plant World: Terrariums

Terrariums — chic glass vessels that house tiny plant worlds. You’ve seen them dangling delicately in groups or hanging out on window sills. But if...