If you’re looking for just a little more color in your home, you might be thinking about plants. But depending on your needs, tastes, and gardening ability, you have a few options. You can get artificial plants that need nothing but a little dusting every now and then or natural plants that need a little more attention. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each to help you make your decision.
Articifical plants are a great low-maintenance option. If you know you won’t have time to water or care for a plant but still want a little greenery in your home, this is for you. Many of your favorite real plants come in fake forms, like orchids, ficus trees, and ferns. You can even get a variety of floral arrangements to match your decor or the season without worrying about water or replacement.
These are also better if you have children or pets who might find themselves playing in the dirt of a real plant.
Many plants simply need a sunny spot and a little bit of water every few days. If you’re looking for something that needs only a little attention but emits beautiful scents and pops of color throughout the year, natural plants are the way to go. You can tailor the type of plant to your needs; get a low-maintenance succulent or a bright poinsettia to fill your home.
These are great to add a little fresh air to your home and a great option for a home with older children or pets who won’t get into a live plant.
Either one you choose, we think your home could greatly benefit from a little greenery. Pick a couple to match your decor, keep your favorite flower on hand, or just change up your home’s feel with new artificial or natural plants every once in a while.