If you talk with home stagers you may find two camps when it comes to faux plants. You'll get some people who will expressly tell you that fake flowers and greenery are OUT. Then you'll get others who say that they add life to a room (even if the plants are in fact made of plastic).
Chicagoland Home Staging says plants add life to a home
In our case, we at Chicagoland Home Staging believe that plants and flowers can add life to a home, even when they are fake. There is something inheritley comfortable and pleasing about plants.
Large plants and trees can fill up holes in the room where no furniture would make sense. They can add height and color, drawing your eye upward.
A lovely bouquet of flowers can add warmth and brightness to a room and it's not just about their color. Human beings are naturally drawn to flowers. They make us happy. They send positive messages to our brain. Isn't that exactly what you want when you are trying to get buyers to fall in love?
Plants can add structure and balance rooms. When adding them to a home staging job, we take careful consideration as to shape, size, and form. The large tree in the first photo would be horrible in this one. Still a large plant/tree was exactly what the space called for. Knowing what to use and when is one of the things that Chicagoland Home Staging takes pride in and why our customers understand that Home Staging is not just adding furniture, art, and accessories. It's about adding the right furniture, art, and accessories.
Finally, plants, flowers and greenery, can help fill in spaces, adding much needed color, texture, and flow.
Plants are a great accessory in home staging. One important point, however, is to be careful not to overdo them. A little goes a long way. Too many can easily become clutter. Also it is important that the plants are in good condition - not faded by sunlight, or tattered by too many moves. Faux plants should also been clean and dust free. One of the worst things in a home that is for sale is dust and dirt. Plants can be an accumulator of dust, so be careful that they are always clean and in good condition.