In the absence of adequate sunshine and natural airflow, few plants can survive indoors. For people who want to transport the greenery of nature into the enclosed space in homes and offices, artificial plants are the only alternative to the natural plants. The artificial foliages crafted and designed with care closely resemble their natural counterparts.
Material for artificial plants
These plants manufacturing process originated in the ancient civilizations in Rome, Egypt, China and South America. The love for opulence of the Romans led to creation of artificial flora of gold and silver for adorning the homes of the aristocracy. In other parts of the world, the craftsmen used affordable materials such as linen, silkworm cocoons, rice paper, feathers, shells, clay and wax for crafting stunning ready made plants.
In the modern world, where artificial plant making is a flourishing business with hundreds of highly skilled people engaged in the artificial plant making process, polyester, plastic, paper and nylon are widely used in manufacturing these plants. However, none of these materials can beat silk as the basic material for designing these plants. The soft and suppleness of silk makes it the appropriate fabric for replicating the natural plants. Moreover, while moving your fingers over the petals, leaves and stems of the artificial plant made of the best quality silk, you will feel as if you are touching a fresh live plant.
Decorating with artificial plants
Now that you are aware of the different types of readymade plants and the superiority of silk over other materials in designing them, it is time to explore the different aspects of decorating a space with artificial plants.
The tall potted artificial trees can occupy the empty floors of the corridors, lobbies, entranceways, the corners of the living spaces and conference rooms and other high traffic areas of your home and office. They add warmth and color to a lifeless space.
It is quite difficult to procure fresh flowers daily for adorning the tabletops and other small spaces of your office and home. Good quality artificial flowers are the best alternatives to roses, lilies, orchids, zinnia, mums, berries and other colorful flowers and foliages.
For bonsai admirers who lack the skill of creating a natural bonsai, an artificial bonsai can uplift the appearance of a room. The tabletops and cabinet tops can be beautified with smaller bonsais, while the larger spaces can house the taller bonsai plants.
Advantages of artificial plants
Unlike natural plants, these plants last for years with minimal care. Occasionally spraying the artificial foliages with specially formulated cleaners is usually adequate for retaining the freshness of the plants.