If you promised yourself you'd find a cleaner, more cost-effective alternative to expensive and messy fresh-cut boughs for the holidays, we're with you. The real thing may look worthy of a Hallmark movie for the first week or so, but once they hit that two-week mark, the luster is lost and, well, there are pine needles everywhere. Enter: faux greenery. That's right; we're actually encouraging you to get the fake stuff. Let's face it: Faux plants have all of the benefits of real ones minus the cleanup and hassle.
So in the spirit of giving, we're sharing six seriously good greenery dupes that can help transform your home into a winter wonderland.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are to thank for this ethereal garland with life-like pinecones that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. It's ideal for a mantel since the garland lights can't be connected to make longer strands.
Terrain is Anthropologie's sister company, and it definitely shows. The faux plants all have that classic Anthropologie sophisticated yet whimsical look about them, and we're all for it.
This garland has even more texture and pinecones than most faux plants do, giving it a very “cottage in the woods” kind of vibe.
This festive accessory is also available in wreath-form, so take your pick (or get both!).
This simple wreath can make a big impact. Try styling two in a pair of windows or hang one from an oversized picture frame with a pretty ribbon.
Sometimes less is more. We love the look of this simple tree in an all-white, minimalistic tree skirt.
Granted, magnolia leaves aren’t naturally gold, but this garland still provides an earthy touch. For extra sparkle, add the matching wreath.
Some may think spelling out cheerful words or phrases with plants could look a little cheesy, but we are all for it—especially when the letters are crafted in a really minimalistic way. These faux evergreen plants have that coveted perfect look, making them appear a little more real than any precisely manicured version. Plus, the lights add a really festive touch.
If you prefer to keep your outdoor holiday décor light, consider a wreath that has enough going on to make up for the fact that it's the only decoration. That said, it's not too busy. We love it because it's sophisticated and cheerful all the same.
If you're having a holiday party or hosting a pre-holiday dinner, these faux cedar branches would be a great festive accent for the table. If you're doing place cards, consider tying them around one of these charming stems. Otherwise, trim the branch a tiny bit and leave it on the plate for a cheery touch.
If you can't tell, we're wreath-obsessed. However, this one is different from the rest because it's made of faux eucalyptus rather than a more holiday-forward plant, like evergreen, cedar, or fir. This wreath would look wonderful both indoors and outside because it's so simple but makes a perfectly festive statement.