Turning your home into a verdant oasis without breaking a sweat might seem impossible now, but with the limitless creative ideas floating about, we promise it’s easier than you think.
Since realizing the importance of greenery in our homes, more Americans have “greenified” their abode. But some ideas may be challenging to execute, and you don’t have the time to think through every possibility. That’s why we’ve rounded up the easiest and most essential tips to add green spaces at home without worrying about watering, pruning, or trimming (because we work with artificial greenery!).
And the best part? No backyard necessary!
Why Do You Need Green Spaces at Home?
A green space adds more to your home than just esthetic value. In fact, you can expect boundless benefits, such as considerable improvement to your physical and mental health, along with your overall well-being.
For years now, scientists have been stressing the advantages of living surrounded by nature. Unfortunately, our modernized society has made it all the more difficult to do so, making us perpetually depleted. Interestingly enough, numerous studies have shown that spending time in green spaces can reduce stress and anxiety, improve our mood, and boost the production of the happiness hormone - serotonin.
In fact, a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information discovered that people in contact with green spaces have better mental health compared to those living in deprived urban neighborhoods. On the other hand, living in an area that’s completely disconnected from nature is linked to increased anxiety and depression, giving “plant therapy” a whole new relevance.
But green spaces in your home don’t just provide physical and mental health benefits because they also inject beauty and luxury into the overall ambiance.
Just imagine - you’re stepping onto your balcony and you’re greeted by the wondrous sight of perfectly-shaped artificial Juniper Cypress topiaries. Or, you’re walking into your living room and you’re suddenly enveloped in your own private little park. What a dream!
Unfortunately for some, there’s another problem - a lack of time and energy for maintaining indoor foliage. Luckily, it isn’t the end of the road for you.
On the contrary, you’ve just taken your first step toward embracing the world of artificial greenery. Luckily, fake gardens come with their own benefits, such as:
Tips for Incorporating Artificial Greenery
So how do you go about greening up your space?
For first-timers, it can be tricky. Usually, the main problem is making sure everything looks natural and blends well with your existing decor.
Here are some tips to help you make a smooth transition from dull to dazzling:
A Swoonworthy Pool Area
We weren’t all lucky enough to be born on the gleaming beaches of Hawai’i, but it doesn’t mean we can’t try to capture that essence in our homes on the mainland. In fact, 130 million American households have already done so by adding a swimming pool.
Sadly, your pool won’t shine by itself. That’s why you should consider wrapping the pool area with tropical artificial vertical garden panels to make everything pop. Aside from this, your fake green wall can also be the privacy barrier you need to keep unwanted attention at bay. Plus, it’s infinitely better to look at than a homely fence.
And since Designer Plants has a plethora of remarkable faux green walls, you have the freedom to choose whatever fits your space best. You can even have plants slightly overhanging your pool because our panels are entirely customizable!
A Dashing Balcony
Your balcony doesn’t need a lot of square footage to accommodate luxurious decorations. On the contrary, there’s nothing quite like unwinding in a cozy space outside in the crisp air after a long day at work.
This slice of paradise can be yours with the help of one of our dense artificial hedges. Not only do they provide an instant refresher, but they’re also entirely UV protected and specifically designed to be impervious to even the harshest weather conditions, so you won’t have to worry about moving or replacing them anytime soon.
And if you’re a Pinterest dweller, you probably know how to elevate the space even further - by weaving some string lights in between the branches and enjoying the newly-created whimsical atmosphere.
Dress the Windows
If window sill decorations aren’t your cup of tea (or you don’t have a sill in the first place), your windows might look bare. But that particular spot wields so much potential, it would be a shame to waste it. For example, you can add one or two fake hanging plants nearby and brighten your entire room (and obstruct the view into your home).
Should you decide to go this route, make sure your plants are UV protected so they won’t fade from the sun.
Alternatively, if you never open your windows, you can add shelving. Then, prop up a few small plants like succulents and create a picture-perfect idyll right in your home. Plus, it’ll also be effective in preventing your neighbors from binging your show through the window!
For some, a luscious artificial green wall is out of the question due to space concerns. Although vertical gardens don’t hog much space, you might not be looking for full coverage for your walls. In that case, you should look into artificial ivy - a highly versatile addition that turns heads.
This delicate fauxliege can be bent, shaped, and draped however and wherever you like, making it the ideal accessory for your home. In fact, hanging plants have been making waves in the interior decorating scene recently, so why not jump on the trend while it’s still hot off the press?
Fake ivy can even grace the exterior of your house, the bathroom walls, shower dividers, or the ceilings in your rooms. If that’s not versatile, we don’t know what is!
Work in Green
The pandemic might be headed into oblivion, but from the looks of it, remote work is here to stay. For the almost 20% of Americans who permanently work from home, your home office is likely the room you spend most of your time in. As a result, it should be comfortable and echo your success to boost productivity and incite creativity.
One of the best things to do is install an awe-inspiring artificial green wall that can even capture the attention of your Zoom colleagues. And aside from being breathtaking, they’ll act as a privacy barrier and absorb any distracting noise.
But if you don't have a spare wall, you can add potted plants on or around your desk. To get the most out of your green décor, make sure your foliage is facing you. By doing so, you can use it as an endless well of inspiration.
All in all, it’s apparent that incorporating any type of greenery in your home comes with nothing but a wealth of benefits. By taking advantage of some of these easy ideas, you’ll craft a holistic and inviting atmosphere in your home.
Soon enough you’ll have to start kicking people out!