Silk plants and flowers are an important part of home staging.

Home Stager with Chicagoland Home Staging LLC

Some people love or hate silk plants. Often home stagers and redesigners hate them because when we arrive in an occupied home sellers have far too many of them that are in bad shape and covered with dust. Still, very few home staging projects, particularly vacant projects, would be complete without at least a few of them. 

Using silk plants and flowers to warm up home staging projects

Kitchens often need silk greenery to fill in corners or bring warmth to a cold lifeless space. 

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It can never be underestimated the importance of adding wisp, fluff, and green organics to a space. As long as they are used sparingly, silks can be your best friend in home staging design. 

orchids in home staging naperville

Beautiful orchids or other floral arrangements can be the perfect accessory for a dining table. They add height and fullness without too much structure. 

chicagoland home staging with silk plants

Plants and trees can add height and draw your eye through the room, helping to increase interest and drama all while softening the hard surfaces around them. 

Home staging creates emotion and interest to a property

By paying attention to the details of a home, Chicagoland Home Staging evokes emotion from potential buyers. Sometimes the emotion is as simple as, "Ah, this feels like home."  Other times it reminds buyers of family time, or entertaining. As professional stagers, we showcase a house like a home, in the way that we wish we could live. After all, buyers are buying more than a property. They are buying a dream. They are buying a life. 

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Margaret Gehr is the principle owner of Chicagoland Home Staging, servicing the greater Chicago area for home staging, redesign, and design projects. We work in both occupied and vacant homes. 


Comments (4)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Margaret- I agree.  I will use some of the single orchids in bathrooms to give a spa feel.  I consulted on one home where everything was very clean and edited. Something seemed to be missingand then I realized that there was no greenery in the house at all. Adding just a bit made a huge difference. 

Oct 16, 2013 12:31 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

I'm all about the faux white orchid!  Placed in a fabulous pot, it can be quite striking on a table!

Oct 17, 2013 01:13 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Silk plants/flowers or "faux botanicals", as we call them(!) have come such a long way from the type we found in our grandmother's home: dusty, faded and in a twee little basket.  The more expensive varieties are so well done that you can hardly tell them from an original plant/flower.  They add warmth, texture, colour and life to spaces.

Oct 18, 2013 02:45 AM
Corinna brent

Yeah, I agree with you all that artificial flowers and plants provides a great way of decorating your place. You will get feel of real flowers without bothering about their freshness, durability and cost as well. Just use them to make your place attractive and eye candy at affordable cost.

Apr 24, 2014 04:44 PM