Here’s Why You Should Consider Artificial Ferns for Your Home
When it comes to your home, you want to make sure that everything is perfect and looks just the way you want it to.
That means taking the time to find precisely what you need to create a beautiful, welcoming and stylish home that reflects you and your personality.
There are many ways to bring a touch of colour, texture and style to your home, and an excellent choice is to get some nature in.
Some people may choose to buy natural plants for their home; however, for others, a better option is an artificial fern. But why should you choose an artificial fern for your home? Let's take a look at not only the benefits of having an artificial fern, but also the many ways that you can style a fern, presentation options and, of course, the rooms in your home where ferns and other artificial plants are going to look amazing!
5 Benefits of Artificial Ferns
1. They look just like the real thing
When choosing between a natural fern and an artificial one, one thing that you will find hard to do is tell them apart. Sure, you will know the difference because you bought them, but anyone else coming into your home is unlikely to.
Artificial ferns look natural; they come with uneven leaves and stems, just like natural plants would, which means that you can feel proud to have them in your home and not worry that they look fake.
They are so convincing that you can actually put them next to real plants and not worry that they stand out. Combining real plants with artificial can give you the best of both worlds.
2. Artificial ferns are easy to look after
One of the best things about choosing an artificial fern over a real plant is that there’s minimal maintenance. If you are someone who is busy and worried that you don't have the time to properly care for live plants, then opting for an artificial fern may be the solution for you. They don't require anything like the level of upkeep of real plants, they just need to be cleaned from time to time. This can be done with a make brush or even a blast from the hairdryer to remove dust.
You can't kill an artificial fern and it won’t look like it’s on its way out because you don't have the time to water it, feed it and mist it. They’re ideal if you’re worried that you will buy a plant only to find that it doesn't last very long and prove to be a waste of money. If you’ve had that experience before, you won’t want to repeat it!
3. You can put them anywhere in your home
When you choose a real fern for your home, you need to think carefully about where you put it. This is because you don't want it to get either too much or not enough sunlight. You’ll need to consider temperature too, which will need to be just right to ensure your plant thrives.
This is not an issue when you choose an artificial fern. That said, it is not advisable to place artificial ferns in direct sunlight, unless they are UV resistant, as this can bleach the colour.
4. You don't have to worry about them being toxic
If you have children or pets, you must make sure that anything you bring into your home will not harm them. With real-life plants, this is always going to be a concern. However, when you buy an artificial plant you don't have to worry about that. There is no need to be concerned that anyone you care about will be at risk.
5. They are mess-free
Another great thing about having an artificial fern is that it is going to be mess-free. With a real plant, you might be worried about the leaves dropping or the plant growing out of control. Alternatively, there’s always the risk that a pet or a child – or someone else – could knock over the plant, meaning it gets damaged and soil is spilt over the floor, creating a mess for you to clean up.
With an artificial fern you can choose whether you add soil to the pot, or whether you fill it with florists’ foam or stones. The pots can be filled with any material that you want, so long as it fits in with your overall style and will ensure that the plant stands tall. If you use florists’ foam, for example, you can dress it with decorative gravel or fake moss to complete the look. However, many artificial ferns come already potted so you can simply leave them in their original pot.
4 Ways to Style Your Artificial Fern
Thinking about adding an artificial fern to your home? Wondering about how you can work it into the overall look? There are many ways you can style your artificial fern. To help you introduce an artificial fern to your home, we have put together some of the various ways versatile ferns can be utilised to ensure you get the most out of your purchase.
1. Make it look as real as possible
If you want your fern to seamlessly replicate a real plant, then you need to ensure its placed in the same environment that a real plant would exist. This can be done simply by adding soil or fake moss to the pot to replicate how real plants would look. Or, if you prefer, you can add sand or stones, which can help to enhance the aesthetics of your fern too. Don’t forget, there’s nothing to say you can’t combine artificial fern leaves with real plants!
2. Choose the right pot or basket
The pot or basket that you choose can also change up the overall look of your fern. If you really want to make sure that it stands out, then a decorative pot or pretty basket could be a much better idea. You just need to make sure that it works with the rest of the look and décor of your home.
3. Add a fun twist
If you want to make your artificial fern look fun and add something that lights up your home, then why not get your hands on some fairy lights and hang them to the fronds? This is a great look, particularly in a fireplace, as it will give the entire room a lovely, bright focal point.
4. Mix and match with other plants
Another great thing that you can do with an artificial fern is mix and match it with other artificial plants. There are so many great plants to choose from, which can help you add a sense of drama and bring your home's design to life.
How to Display Your Artificial Fern
When it comes to real ferns, you will need to think carefully about what you plant them in and how and where you display them. However, this is not the case with artificial ferns, which can be presented in any way that you choose, even if it is not the usual approach that you would take for a real fern.
Hanging baskets are a great way to present an artificial fern, especially if you are worried that you don't have enough space to add one to your home. Hanging baskets are usually seen outside, but they can be used in a variety of ways indoors, too, to dress up the interior of a property.
The fern can be combined with other artificial plants that can add a pop of colour to your basket. Because they are all artificial, it doesn't matter what type of plants you use; you can mix and match them to suit yourself.
Another way that you can present an artificial fern is as a part of an artificial green wall. These panels are a unique way to add a natural-looking touch to your home that doesn’t require you to have green fingers.
You can create a green wall panel using whatever artificial plants you choose and, due to their bushy and full appearance, and rich green colours, ferns are an excellent choice for this particular approach. Or you can even buy readymade artificial fern green living walls.
Of course, a green wall panel will need some space to install; however, the great thing about them is that you can make them work in whatever size area you have, and they make for a stunning and eye-catching feature wall when you want something a little different.
Of course, you can just add an artificial fern in a pot to any space in your home. These can be placed on the floor or displayed on a shelf; it really is up to you to decide how you want them to look. You can buy an assortment of plant pots, too, which means that you are sure to find a material, colour and style that you are more than happy to have in your home.
Add An Artificial Fern to Any Room of Your Home
Finally, artificial ferns can be a great addition to any room of your home, wherever you feel that you could do with a spot of faux greenery and style. We love the idea of having an artificial fern in your bathroom. This isn't a place you’d usually have a potted plant, as the room itself can get humid and damp, which doesn’t suit all plants. However, with an artificial plant this isn't going to be a problem.
The same goes for a kitchen, which can often have the same kinds of issues.
You may even decide to add a plant to your bedroom. There is always a chance that a real plant will be knocked over, especially if you have pets or children racing around. This might not be too much of an issue if the pot is outside in the garden, but imagine having soil all over your bedroom carpet! Having an artificial plant means that you don't have to worry about it being knocked over.
It Isn't Just Homes That Can Benefit from Artificial Ferns
Whilst we have mainly looked at how homes can introduce artificial ferns and other plants to make them look stylish, the same can be said for businesses. This is especially true if you have the type of business where customers visit your premises.
Artificial ferns are a great way to add colour and style to your space without worrying about having real plants that you need to look after. That’s a huge benefit for business owners as it will give you more time to focus on running your business.
Some of the types of businesses that can benefit from artificial ferns include:
- Hairdressers and beauty salons
- Hotels – they’ll look fantastic in the reception area
- Office premises
- Doctors' surgeries
The truth is that any business can benefit from these types of plants. You can make sure that the space looks great, whether for staff, customers or both, but you don't have to worry about having someone take care of them. All they’ll need is a spot of regular dusting and perhaps a little extra cleaning with a damp cloth if they start to look grubby, and they will look great all year round.
As you can see, when it comes to artificial ferns, there are many ways that you can use them and many reasons why it is a great idea to have them in your home. They won’t just add a touch of style to any space, they’ll also add colour too.
Best of all, an artificial fern doesn't require much effort to look after - ideal if you are worried that you will invest in your plant only for it to quickly die. With an artificial plant you can enjoy luscious green colours all year round, with very little maintenance and upkeep.The best way to know whether an artificial fern will be suitable for you is to buy one. After all, how will you know what will work or not work in your home if you don't try? Plus, with such a low risk of things going wrong, you’ll know that you have made a great investment in your home both now and for the future.