8. Store Them In Clear Containers
If you’re using soil, opt for clear planters to show it off. (While opaque designs are stylish, they also prove you have something to hide!)
9. Accessorize Around Them
Light accessories and decorative home accents around your plants can contribute to a pulled-together aesthetic and make your faux greens feel as
worthy of showing off as real plants. (It’s also, simply, pretty.) Curate an aesthetic corner by placing the planter on a console table or hallway table, styling sculptures, figurines, candle holders, a table lamp or lanterns or decorative boxes next to the plant, hanging wall décor above the plant, or grounding the space with a corner rug
. Doing this will also hep draw attention away
from the plant (read: the fakeness won’t be as noticeable).
10. Place Them In Direct Sunlight
Remember, you can play every trick in the book, but if your plant is tucked away in some dark corner, all signs will point to fake
! Sunshine is as integral to the life of plants as water, and nothing will make a plant look less real than lack of sunshine. Place your faux greens in front of a window or even on an outdoor patio to create the illusion of authenticity. (Do this even for fake spider plants and ZZ plants, which in real life actually don’t
need sun.) Whether for plants or otherwise, sunlight is always the best style accessory!