Artificial plants and flowers!
Do you use artificial plants and flowers? I have been in A LOT of homes for home staging consultations. An important part of properly staging a home is adding freshness to the look and feel of the home. The best way to do this is to incorporate plants. But when I mention this to homeowners, I get the same response 9 times out of 10, “I don’t have a green thumb.” Guess what? I don’t either! That’s why I invest in great looking artificial flowers.
As soon as I recommend artificial plants and flowers, there’s an awkward silence that follows. I know what they and you are thinking. You’re thinking of the neighbor down the street who has artificial pink and purple flowers planted in a planter in the yard. You think of neon green stems and glitter tipped petals. The image of plastic leaves and hideous shades of red pop into your mind. If this is what my clients imagine, I don’t blame them for the awkward silence.
For those of you who have this idea of artificial plants and flowers in your head, I want to tell you that there are beautiful, life-like, plants and flowers that you can place in your home for a fresh look, year-round! No green thumb required.
When it comes to real looking artificial plants and flowers, look for those that make you do a double-take. They will have stems with a natural look and color. Not every petal will be uniform, there will be some variation and texture. It is important not to let them get dusty. To get rid of the dust, take them outside for good shake or use your blow dryer to blow it off!
You will be surprised at how affordable beautiful artificial plants and flowers are especially when you consider the length of time they will be adorning your home. The ones photographed on the kitchen island were $2.99 a stem! They are much cheaper than buying fresh flowers on a regular basis and you can’t beat the maintenance.
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Audrey Whiteley, CSE®
Audrey works for Balance & Harmony 360², as a Certified Staging Expert in the HOME Division. The home environment affects your health, productivity, and happiness. She works with individuals who need to freshen-up outdated décor, “show” a room’s potential or also helps a homeowner create a lifestyle. Audrey makes the most of your surroundings whether you are staging for a quick sale, building a home, or want to elicit a more vibrant and peaceful setting in which to live and work.
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