Designer Breegan Jane Explains How To Use Fake Plants In Your Interior Design

When it comes to taking care of and maintaining plants around the home, not all of us are gifted with a green thumb. Keeping your indoor plants healthy can seem like a full-time gig. The constant watering, soil care, and other grooming can be overwhelming especially if you are a busy person where life moves by so quickly. On average, a houseplant should last you anywhere between two to five years with proper care, according to Plantophiles. However, most greenery when purchased from a store may only survive four to eight weeks if left to its own accord.

Luckily, there is a way to have the inside of your home flush with plants without you having to stress out over the extra care to keep them alive. With a little creative design and integration, you too can have the lush greenery you are looking for without having to fuss around with the foliage. Interior designer, philanthropist, and television personality Breegan Jane has a lot going on in her busy life. But how can she maintain the beautiful plants in her home when she could be whisked away for work for weeks on end? Read on as she explains her secret of how she uses fake plants in her design that could work perfectly for you as well.

Blend artificial houseplants with the real thing

Breegan Jane is an entrepreneur involved in many ventures. From hosting a lifestyle blog and carrying out successful interior design work to being an influencer, mother, and host of HGTV's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," you might wonder how she can find the time to keep a sustainable green design in her own home. Well, she has a trick for all of those who want houseplants but just don't have the knack or additional time to tend to them.

The key is to mix faux plants with your easy-to-care-for houseplants. "No matter what your gardening skills may be, this is a fail-proof insider secret," Jane explains via her website. Artificial plants are so well made that they can truly look just like the real thing. Able to emulate ferns, exotic flowers, or even palm trees, you can add any type of fake variety foliage into your design with visitors to your home being none the wiser. However, if you want to add a little sense of realness, then you can pepper in some live house plants like aloe, succulents, ivy, herbs, or other less involved variations that will help to offset your fake vegetation. Jane goes on to back up this bold interior design decision by saying, "Don't let anyone tell you this is 'cheating.' If it works for your lifestyle, go for it! At least give it a try!"