Indoor plants are becoming more and more popular as a tool for interior design, we are inundated with images of lush indoor jungles and characterful feature plants that bring texture and depth to the spaces that we occupy. The current trend of minimalist interior stylings offset with the verdant foliage and organic structural forms of indoor plants can quite easily have us living comparatively to the images we see on social media and in home-style magazines, cursing our not-so-green thumbs. However, when we start to frame this indoor styling technique as a design tool, we are able to open up a world of possibilities beyond the restrictions of our horticultural knowledge and skills – utilising artificial plants like we would any other piece of furniture or decoration allows us to curate our space and personalise the areas in which we spend our time.
A great way to begin this process is to pick a feature plant that will go in the corner of the room and introduce some new texture and colour to the space. Different plants appeal to different people and the character and shape of these plants is just as varied as we are. Let your intuition guide your design choices and choose a plant that feels right for you. To get you started we have compiled a list of the top 5 artificial feature plants we have here at Garden Beet.
1) Happy Philo Tree
The Happy Philo Tree is a quirky and structural artificial plant with large, split leaves and twisted, shapely stems. Standing at 1.1 meters tall, this product is small enough to be out of the way yet loud enough to add some character to a room. It looks great when placed on a small table or simply in a pot on the floor.
2) Areca Palm Tree
The Areca Palm Tree is one of our most impressive artificial plants at Garden Beet. Standing at 2.45 meters tall with large, graceful fronds this product really makes a statement in any room it is placed in. This is a great plant to start your collection as it introduces a lot of texture and height to a space. It can effectively be complimented with smaller plants on the ground or hanging baskets and trailing plants installed above it.
3) Spider Plant
The Spider Plant is a lush and textural product with variegated, ribbon-like leaves and flower spikes mimicking the plants natural habit of creating “pups” or smaller versions of itself. This plant is highly adaptable as a design tool, looking great in a pot on the floor or table or draping over the edges of a hanging basket/pot. A favourite among the staff at Garden Beet, this product is a cost-effective way to introduce different shades of green and a range of textures using a single product.
4) Boston Fern
The Boston Fern has been a popular houseplant since the Victorian era and comes in a range of sizes here at Garden Beet; 48cm, 50cm, 55cm and the Giant Boston Fern with trailing fronds up to 1.5m. This synthetic plant is ideal as a wall installation or in a pot on a table. The deep green, ruffled fronds and draping habit make it a wonderful addition to any room.
5) Sky Garden Hanging Basket
A great option if your floor space is limited, the Sky Garden hanging basket is an effective way to add texture and colour without introducing clutter to the space. We have a range of artificial plants in hanging baskets and having the foliage hang from a high place is a great way to add depth to a room.
Above are just five of many possible options of artificial plants, outlined here for their character and functionality. A good way to select one of our products is to think of it in the same way you would any other piece of furniture or decoration – the amount of space you have and other elements in the room should affect your design choices and you should let personal preference lead you from there.