According to a survey conducted by the US Census Bureau, 32 percent of households today rent. Decorating a rented space can be a challenge. Adding real plants to indoor and outdoor spaces can be complicated because they are difficult to move, especially since it is illegal to move live plants into many states. Artificial greenery, plants and trees are the perfect solution.
Factors to Consider
When you decorate your apartment with greenery, consider color, texture, and scale of the plant.
Artificial plants come in many shades of green, yellow, red, and blue. This is especially useful if you can’t paint your walls. Bring pops of color into your space with plants. Plants can also provide texture and interest to plain architecture. Finally, the scale of the plant for the space is an important consideration. Choose a taller, narrow plant for a tight space, or a wide span to take up a lot of visual space.
There are many artificial plant options for indoor spaces. One or two potted artificial trees can be used to make a bold statement. Smaller table top arrangements can be placed on mantles, tables, or bookcases.
When decorating your apartment with greenery, don’t forget any outdoor space you are lucky enough to have. If you have a patio or balcony that is not as private as you would like, consider an artificial boxwood hedge. At only 12″ deep, it will not take up much space on your patio, and it will create a visual barrier between you and the next apartment. If your outdoor space has a wall, consider a flat ivy, azalea, or boxwood mat that can be mounted to the wall. Best of all, these beautiful additions can be moved to your next apartment!
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