Sullivans partnered with Kevin O'Gara, an Atlanta Designer. Find his tips for faux greenery below!
"Sullivan’s is the wholesale brand behind much of the home decor, faux plants and stems, and seasonal accents you will find in retailers across the country. They are now making their selection available to all with the newly launched Sullivans Home Decor brand! Their selection is vast (and growing) and I picked out some classic faux greenery and stems to share my favorite tips on styling it in your home. It’s a great way to breathe some life into your decor and perfect to add as we approach winter and it gets less and less green outside our windows!"
1. Small Leaves are More Realistic
Kevin says, "When it comes to faux plants, the more dense the foliage, the more realistic. Human brains are programmed to detect pattern, so with more little leaves (like this Baby Grass Half Orb), it comes across as much more real and organic to our eyes."
This baby grass is so perfect for styling on an entry table with your favorite coffee table books so you’re greeted with greenery as soon as you walk in the door.
2. Mix & Match Real with Faux Greenery
One of Kevin's favorite ways to style faux plants and flowers is to blur the lines between real and fake. "I do this by styling a few faux plants with some real ones in the same room. Put your faux plants up high on shelves where it would be hard to keep something alive and a fern or orchid closer to your line of sight (and within easier reach for watering)."
Succulents are such a fun, easy way to add a pop of green anywhere in your house.
3. Moss is your BEST Friend
Moss is your BFF when it comes to adding greenery at home. Kevin says, "Dried moss is great for adding to the top of a planter, filling a bowl or urn, or adding a sculptural accent like a moss ball to the top of a stack of books or tray. This designer favorite adds a classic material and texture to a space like nothing else!"
4. Stick with Subtle Natural Colors
Kevin recommends being picky about your faux flowers. "When it comes to faux flowers, there’s a very fine line between classy and tacky. I would recommend always sticking to subtle, natural colors, and treating faux stems as a quiet accent rather than a centerpiece."
Natural details like brown edges on the leaves and variation in the flower petals also signal a high-quality fake, like Sullivan's Fresh Cut Florals. Look how real these these rose stems look in this arrangement!
5. Keep Your Arrangements Simple
Oftentimes faux bouquets incorporate so many different elements that the look becomes overwhelming! Instead, Kevin suggests styling individual stems in small groups for a sweet, fresh-out-of-the-garden look that harmonizes with the rest of your space, like this Gray American Willow Bush in the Natural Rimmed White Vase.