They say, artificial plants can work in any home décor style. Industrial design can test this statement.

‘Industrial’ represents industry. Most people think of fairly large spaces, converted heavy-duty materials like exposed wooden beams, cast iron décor, and something that looks effortless in appearance.

A lot of the décor that goes along with faux plants, such as baskets and planters, aren’t seen as industrial. In a lot of ways, they don’t necessarily fit together. Fortunately, there are also a lot of similarities between organic, natural materials and imagery such as fake plants and the more austere reality of pure industrial home décor.

How Do I Get Artificial Plants To Fit An Industrial Look?

For faux plants in industrial décor to work, you’ve got to set things up right. True-blue industrial easily evolves into a more adapted, mid-century modern style. This is where you can blend in numerous non-industrial elements without making them feel out of place.

  • Define a color palette. Industrial is not overly colorful. Neither should your plants be or décor. Try to stick with white, black, grey, brown, or green. Neutral tones are better, however, you can go bold with industrial and still have it blend.
  • Break up the coldness of an industrial look with plants. Like a weed poking up from a cement stone. If your space has lots of cement, metal, and is fairly hard and heavy-duty looking, use fake plants to soften the look.
  • Keep in mind size. Industrial décor tends to have a lot of large, bulky items. Fitting in tiny plants isn’t going to fit well. Try to lean on larger artificial trees with a medium-to-large shape.
  • Wood is a great middle-of-the-road material to use. It’s a fine way to visually transition between greenery and hard, tough industrial materials. Try for some aged wood, driftwood-looking branches, or repurposed wood. Even wood chips in your planter can help facilitate that natural-looking transition that won’t come across as so abrupt and utilitarian.
  • For added warmth, try a carpet or a wool or linen rug. In open-concept spaces, a rug is effective at dividing it up, assigning areas to welcome guests and gather in, and add warmth which can be lacking in industrial design.
  • There is also a tendency for industrial home décor to not be too shapely. A room can feel flat. Literally flat. To fix this, a large and expressive artificial plant like a palm tree, fern, banana tree, olive tree, or fiddle leaf fig tree all work.
  • Lastly, you can accidentally encounter a fairly monochrome look if you’re not careful in an industrial-designed space. A fake plant is great for adding not only texture and personality but also color.

What’s The Best Fake Plant For Industrial Home Décor?

Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to fit a plant into industrial home décor. It actually works rather naturally. A touch of rich greenery here and there. A large artificial tree in a corner. A tabletop faux plant or bouquet on the dining room table.

In terms of what artificial trees or plants are best, anything oversized like a Bird of Paradise is attention-grabbing and works well. Any sized palm tree isn’t overpowering and looks elegant. General greenery in a vase or planter can also fit some personality into an otherwise hard, minimalist space.

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Andrew Lu