In Summary

  • Imitations — which are more socially acceptable when called “faux”, which means artificial in French — are gaining acceptance as alternative décor accessories, especially those that are almost  indistinguishable from  real ones.
  • As a result faux décor items have instilled a confidence that people will not be able to distinguish them from the real ones, and they still have the desired effect, and at an affordable cost.

We all want our living spaces to be stylish, have a personal touch and be impressive, and we can achieve this through interior and exterior design. However, some  decorating accessories that we would like to have in our spaces are way beyond our means.

Imitations — which are more socially acceptable when called “faux”, which means artificial in French — are gaining acceptance as alternative décor accessories, especially those that are almost  indistinguishable from  real ones. As a result faux décor items have instilled a confidence that people will not be able to distinguish them from the real ones, and they still have the desired effect, and at an affordable cost.

For interior décor enthusiasts who want to make  their homes into stylish and unique without spending too much, here  are some faux accessories to help them achieve that. 

Flowers

Flowers add elegance, beauty and even fragrance to a room. Whether a bouquet, a centre piece or a flower basket, flowers can certainly transform any area. However, not everyone can afford  live  flowers frequently, or have the time to maintain them daily. Faux flowers present the perfect alternative.

Faux flowers were once  frowned upon because those available were made of plastic and looked obviously artificial, even from afar. Today, the unsightly plastic has given way to materials that look almost as natural as real flowers.

In fact, some look so real that you cannot tell that they are not real unless you touch them. Although they will not emit a nice scent like real flowers, faux flowers are the real deal for busy homeowners who still want to their houses looking nice and elegant. 

Plants

Just like flowers, live plants need constant care and maintenance, and for homeowners who do not have the time, patience or money to care for these plants, it becomes frustrating. Their faux alternatives, on the other hand, provide the same look at a fraction of the cost and time. Faux house plants that look real come in a large variety. Placing the plant in a vase or pot and filling it with soil will also trick people into believing it is a real plant, and fortunately, it will also not get damaged in the process.  

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