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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Best Sources For Affordable Faux Plants and Greenery


The best affordable sources for life like artificial trees, plants, wreaths and greenery. 


I guess I'm all about answering your most commonly asked questions, because here I am answering another frequently asked question, where I buy faux greenery.  Last week, I shared the paint colors of our little house and today I'm spewing all my favorite places and sources for affordable life like plants, trees, wreaths and stems. 



The best sources for affordable life like artificial plants
I would always recommend real over faux, but if you are like me and kill every live plant that comes into your home than faux is the way to go. 

Where to buy faux Fiddle Leaf Fig trees
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I share a lot of pictures of my bedroom on Instagram (partly because I love the space and partly because my dog tends to take over my bed and she's too darn cute not to share) and I get a lot of questions about my Fiddle Leaf Fig.  Is it real?  Is if faux?  Where was it purchased? 

Where to buy affordable Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees

Would you believe me if I told you it's from Michael's and less than $50?  Well, it's originally $79.99, but it's often on sale and if not you can use a 40% off coupon.  I can't find our exact one online, but I'm pretty sure they still carry it in stores.  
Affordable faux Fiddle Leaf Fig from Michael's

Life Like Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig in Modern Farmhouse bedroom
Rug / Fiddle Leaf / Nightstand / Gray knotted wool pillow (HomeGoods) 

I also really like the double trunk of this Fiddle Leaf Fig, but it's quiet expensive and I can't vouch for it's quality.  

If you're looking for a taller tree,  I just recently splurged on this 6 ft Fiddle Leaf.   It's more than I would typically spend on an artificial tree, but I figured going faux is cheaper than buying and killing a bunch of real ones. 
Artificial Fiddle Leaf from World Market

          Life like faux Fiddle Leaf Fig from World Market

Where to buy affordable faux potted plants
IKEA is my go-to source for life like artificial plants, with my favorite being their $4.99 potted herbs.  
Affordable faux potted plants from IKEA
I have quiet a few of their potted sage plants, unfortunately they no longer sell them in stores or online.
            Ikea faux potted plants

Life like potted plants from IKEA
If you don't have an IKEA in your area,  you can also buy IKEA's artificial plants on Amazon.  They are a bit more expensive, but if you have Amazon Prime you can snag them with free shipping. 

Another great source for affordable faux plants is HomeGoods, TJMaxx and Marshall's.   (The little potted plant in our kitchen is from TJMaxx.)
Affordable faux plants from TJMaxx


Where to buy affordable faux wreaths
I don't hang a lot of wreath's in our home, but I do like to display one on our mudroom door and occasionally from the metal hooks in our mudroom.  I just picked up this adorable Magnolia wreath from a local vintage market and it has quickly became one of my favorites. 

Affordable faux Magnolia wreath

Affordable faux Eucalyptus leaf wreath from HomeGoods

Faux eucalyptus leaf wreath

I bought our mudroom wreath last year from HomeGoods for under $30.00.  If you don't have a HomeGoods in your area, I found this amazing site that sells faux florals and greenery at very reasonable prices.  

Life like affordable faux Eucalyptus leaf wreaths

You know I love IKEA for potted plants, but they also sell great quality wreaths (I found these around Christmas time) for under $13.00.

Affordable Boxwood Wreath from IKEA



Where to buys affordable faux stems
Hobby Lobby is a great source for faux stems.  I often pick up the bunch of eucalyptus when it's half off or if I have a 40% off coupon.  It's a large bunch, so I'm able to cut it apart and use it in different places throughout our home. 

Inexpensive eucalyptus bunch from Hobby Lobby

Faux eucalyptus stem

They also have a nice selection of seeded and mini eucalyptus stems if that's more your style.
Faux eucalyptus stems from Hobby Lobby

Affordable faux stems from Hobby Lobby

My other favorite place to buy artificial greenery is from a local vintage market.   I know that doesn't really help you, but if you have cute local shops in your area they may carry unique greenery as well. 
Faux greenery in Modern Farmhouse bedroom
All the greenery in our spring mudroom (as well as the Magnolia stem in our basement) were purchased from The Vintage Market at Glenwood.  They are only open one weekend a month and I almost always walk out with greenery and some sort of unique vintage find. 
Affordable faux life like greenery

Life like faux Magnolia stem
If you don't have any local stores that carry unique greenery,  you can get some great faux stems here

Affordable life like faux greenery bunches

Affordable faux greenery bunches

No matter if you go real or faux, adding touches of greenery throughout your home is a great way to brighten your spaces and affordably decorate your home. 

Affordable must buy items from IKEA!



Paint colors of a neutral ranch home with loads of contrast.



      

6 comments:

  1. I so appreciate this post and all the links. I've been Googling where to buy faux greenery all month! I want some nice looking succulents for the outside of my house because we live in such a hot area and I can never keep up with the watering. And then, of course, where to get some realistic looking lambs ear, eucalyptus and magnolia stems for our living room. And then you highlighted all of that! So basically you're my spirit animal. Haha. Thanks, girlie!

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  2. Very informative post, Katie... thanks!

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  3. I love the Fiddle Leaf Fig and tried a real one. It didn't make it. I will have to keep my eye out at Michael's. I don't have an Ikea near me, but I found nice potted ones at At Home recently too.

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  4. Katie I love your style and your home decor ROCKS! Thanks for sharing with us, and giving us good ideas. Even some dollar tree ideas

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  5. Great post! I was just thinking about adding a couple faux plants to my place and this will definitely help me out. Thanks!

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  6. Thank you for sharing all of these gorgeous items, and how to se them. Can't wait to go pickup some this weekend.

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