Interior Designer Resource for Staging
There are many types of plants and trees that are commonly used for decor. Here are some examples:
- Tropical plants – These plants are ideal for creating a lush, exotic atmosphere. Some examples include palm trees, birds of paradise, and banana plants.
- Succulents – These plants are perfect for contemporary and minimalist decor styles. They are low maintenance and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some popular succulents include jade plants, cacti, and aloe vera.
- Ficus trees – These trees are often used in traditional decor styles. They have large leaves that provide shade and can add visual interest to a space.
- Ferns – Ferns are great for adding texture and variety to a space. They are often used in bohemian or rustic decor styles. Maidenhair ferns, Boston ferns, and staghorn ferns are popular options.
- Bonsai trees – These trees are perfect for adding a Zen-like quality to a room. They require careful pruning and attention, which can be a calming and meditative activity. Juniper, ficus, and Japanese maple are popular choices for bonsai.
Ultimately, the type of plant or tree you choose will depend on your personal style and the vibe you want to create in your space.
This blog post is meant as a guide to help identify potential plants, trees, planters, and flowers that would complement popular design styles being used today. Use this tool as a resource to identify artificial plants for different decor types. The table shown below has eight different design styles and the respective trees, plants, flowers, and planters that would complement the design style. Following the table is a description of the different design styles that I found using Google searches. Feel free to share this blog with your teammates and customers. Also, check out our resource page for links to help you in deciding how to choose your perfect artificial plant or tree. Also, check out our Pinterest page for more ideas.
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|Traditional / Americana||Ficus, Maple, Birch, Oak, Aspen||Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Silver Queen, Birds Nest, Shefflerra||Roses, Tulips, Orchids, Ranunculus, Hydrangeas, Pansies, Dogwood, Magnolias, Lilies, Iris, Peonies, Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Lilacs||Copper, Fishbowl. urns|
Any traditional planter would be great but aged fiberglass, fluted resin, and rolled rim.
|Urban Modern||Fiddle Leaf Fig, Rubber, Smilax, Nitida ficus, Aralia, Maiden Hair, Nandina||Sansevieria, Cycas Palms, Fiddle Leaf plants, Rubber, Dracaenas, and the ZZ Plant||Orchids, Succulents, Grasses, Tulips, Calla Lilly, and Lotus||Square, cylinder, Cubico, Geometric, wooden planter boxes.|
|Shabby Chic||Mountain Laurel, Maple, Oak, Birch Ficus||Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Silver Queen, Birds Nest, Shefflerra||Roses, Tulips, Orchids, Ranunculus, Hydrangeas, Pansies, Dogwood, Magnolias, Lilies, Iris, Peonies, Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Lilacs||Antique planters|
|Asian||Ming Aralia, Gingko, Bamboo, Japanese Maple, Cherry Blossom||Juniper, Yew, Azaleas||Peonies, Roses. Lotus, Daisies, Camelias||Fishbowl and traditional glossy Asian printed pottery. For model homes, a dark rattan brown basket works well.|
|Tropical||Bamboo, Banana, various Palm, Mango, fiddle leaf fig, rubber, Dracaenas, banana, mango, and various other palm trees.||Schefflera, bird of paradise|
Cycas, rubber, Crotons, Philodendron, Mango, and ZZ plants
|Bird of paradise, orchids, gingers, Heliconia, Anthuriums, along with reeds, fan palm leaves||Any traditional planter would be great but aged fiberglass, fluted resin, rolled rim terra-cotta, or planters in an earth tone, yellow, orange, and red colors|
|Southwestern||Pine, Juniper||Yucca, Sansevieria, Snake Grass, Agave||Variety Succulents, cacti, yuccas||Multicolor ceramic, terra-cotta clay, Chata, a|
wooden planter on a stand
|Tuscan||Olive, Italian Cypress|
weeping ficus, olive, mountain laurel
|Hydrangeas, lilies, and earth-tone flowers||Aged fiberglass, fluted resin, rolled rim terra-cotta, or planters in earth-tone colors|
|Bohemian||Tropical palm trees, Manzanita trunks, dogwood||Split leaf philodendron, Bird of Paradise, Sansevieria, fiddle leaf fig, maidenhair||Wildflowers, berries, thistles, proteas, roses||Brass, belly baskets, wicker baskets, Native decorative ceramic, clay pots|
Types of Decor that are popular today based on current Google searches:
“Defining Americana decor starts with defining Americana – which is an embracement of American culture, a curation of the feelings and ideas that compromise its landscape. “
‘The modern urban décor style is a softer and more comfortable look than the harder ‘industrial’ styles which always used to be associated with the word ‘urban’. Modern ‘urban’ décor is interior design for living in – a home that welcomes us in after a long day nurtures us, and protects us from the ‘big bad city’.
“An eclectic style that mixes antique furniture with pastel colors, lace, and feminine floral, shabby chic is often also referred to as country chic or vintage chic. If you love this soft and dreamy style, you’re in luck, because the shabby chic design and vintage home decor are easy and inexpensive to achieve.”
“Asian-style interior design is a combination of different design styles from all across Asia. In most cases, Asian interior designs incorporate Japanese and Chinese styles, but you can incorporate other exotic styles as well, such as Indian and Arabic. The Chinese design style is noted for its Zen-like aesthetic and simplicity. It is about clean lines and the character of shape. Spaces designed in Chinese style are often serene and peaceful.”
“Tropical Decor is all about comfort, ease, and utility and is eclectic by definition. The style is characterized by warm and soothing, colors drawn mostly from natural elements such as the sea, sky, and vegetation. Hues may be deep and rich or may fall on the lighter, brighter side.”
“Southwestern Decor is generally characterized by earth-tone colors, rough textures, and crafted objects, brightly colored woven fabrics, an abundance of terra cotta and clay tile roofs. … Colors showcase a traditional palette of cactus green, adobe red, and desert-toned neutral hues.”
“Inspired by the hills of Italy, the Tuscan style is rustic, yet elegant. Some hallmarks of the popular style include aged finishes, iron scrollwork, and intricate patterns. Tuscan style architecture begins with travertine or terra-cotta tiles, travels up textured or plaster walls, and finishes with a beamed ceiling.”
“Bohemian decor is a bright, patterned, multi-cultural melange of memorable layers and elements you simply can’t miss or forget for its uniqueness. The word ‘bohemian’ refers to someone who is socially unconventional and often involved in the arts, making it a great interior design option for a rich and heady space full of visual interest and a relaxed spirit.”
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