The beauty of faux flora

The beauty of faux flora

April 21, 2015 0 By Nordic House

Last year, we were one of the first online boutiques in the UK to introduce faux flora and fauna to our collection. And ever since, we’ve started noticing that these versatile home decorations have been springing up everywhere! We like to think that we started the trend… either way, we’ve been really excited to see how popular our range has been and how magazines and stylists have started using faux pieces more and more in their shoots and features.

There are many reasons why faux flora is such a hit in the UK, especially at this time of year. While the weather is warming up, we start thinking about how to bring some of the natural beauty we see when we leave our houses each day to our homes, and if you’re not naturally green-fingered, then faux pieces make the perfect alternative to house plants. Ideal for adding subtle interest and texture to a scheme, our collection is so realistic that no-one will notice the difference! All our faux flowers, foliage and succulents are incredibly lifelike – you have to get pretty close to know you haven’t encountered the real thing. The attention to detail is mesmerising and you’ll find a myriad uses for each one, adding the warmth and freshness of greenery without the responsibility of plant watering – bliss!

Not convinced?! Take a look at some of our favourite pieces – we defy you to believe they are not real!


Succulents have been enormously popular this year. The intricate leaves of this faux succulent will add soft grey-green shades to table decorations or still-life displays around your home.


Real orchids are one of those plants that don’t look good for long – however, our large elegant faux orchid is utterly gorgeous and will stay this way forever!


Our faux aubergine succulents are perfect for those looking for something a little unusual… The rich colours and natural textures of this tropical foliage will be invaluable in many different decorative displays around the house.


Uber-cool and bang on trend, this huge faux cactus is something to behold! Display it on your favourite candle tray alongside some candles and it will make a dramatic centrepiece. It’s almost indistinguishable from its desert counterparts, thanks to the realistic green colouring.


Whether dotted on a mantelpiece or a kitchen windowsill, this gorgeous potted bay leaf will carry on looking superb indefinitely. Just don’t forget and try to use its leaves in your cooking!


We are so excited by these incredibly life-like Tall Grasses – they even come on a little clump of stones and look ready to be planted! It’s almost impossible to tell them apart from the real thing thanks to their pretty green foliage. Perfect for bringing the outdoors in.


Our convincing faux olive trees come in three different sizes and are just the thing for adding stylish sophistication to your interiors.


Create long-lasting displays wherever the mood takes you with these mouth-wateringly realistic faux pears – the arrangements you create will never fade and will last all year long.

Have we convinced you? We hope so! We can’t get enough of our faux pieces and will hopefully be adding to our collection in the months to come. For more inspiration, see the full range on our website and do let us know which are your favourites!