Real or Fake?

As much as I LOVE real plants and flowers, they just don’t last and can be quite expensive to keep up with. I try and use as much real greenery as I can in my home, but when I must go faux, there are some great ways to do it. This goes for other areas of design that can benefit from faux rather than real. Read below on where you can save on going fake!


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Fake plants

Last forever and always look perfectly styled. The trick is to not go overboard. Use subtle, traditional household plants so that it’s not as noticeable. I also like to mix real greenery with faux greenery throughout homes so that you hardly notice the fake plants.


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Faux fur

There are several reasons to go faux with fur, including cost and animal cruelty. Yet fur has been a huge trend over the past few years and I love incorporating another texture into my designs. So go faux to stay sweet to the animals and also bring incredible texture into your home.


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Wood Veneers

I don’t always recommend wood veneers, but sometimes its the perfect solution to get great style at even greater prices. Think outside of your normal wood side tables and furniture. This is also a great way to add beautiful beams into a space without having the expense of real, thick beams.


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image via House Beautiful

Art Prints

While this doesn’t always mean it’s inexpensive (hello, Andy Warhol prints), art prints can be a fabulous way to get large art pieces or create that gallery wall for a lower cost.


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Faux Leather

While nothing quite feels the same as a soft, buttery real leather, companies are really stepping it up with the look and feel of their faux leathers. Just like with furs, a great way to save on cost and without using real animals.