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Artificial Plants for Urban Living: Bringing Greenery to Small Outdoor Spaces

Written by Emma Docherty

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Posted on December 30 2023

In the hustle and bustle of urban living, finding a peaceful oasis in the midst of concrete jungles can be a challenge. For those of us with limited outdoor space or natural lighting, the dream of a lush garden might seem out of reach. However, there's a simple and elegant solution to bring the refreshing touch of greenery to your apartment balcony or small patio – artificial plants.

The Appeal of Artificial Greenery in Urban Spaces

City dwellers often face the dilemma of wanting to connect with nature but are limited by the size of their outdoor areas or it's access to sunlight. Artificial plants have become an increasingly popular choice for urban living for several compelling reasons:

1. Low Maintenance:
We've touched on this before but it's worth saying again: artificial plants require no watering, pruning, or sunlight. They don't attract insects or pests, and don't get the dreaded root rot (we've all been there). They retain their vibrant appearance throughout the year, offering a hassle-free way to enjoy greenery without the demands of traditional plants.

2. Space-Saving Design:
In small outdoor spaces, every square inch matters. Artificial plants come in various sizes and shapes, allowing you to maximize your space without compromising on the aesthetic appeal of a green environment. We cater to all size needs for your 2 metre tall palm trees, to your table top decorations.

3. Year-Round Beauty:
Unlike real plants that may go dormant or are deciduous, artificial plants maintain their beauty regardless of the weather. This ensures a constant burst of greenery, even in the heart of winter. No blank stems to stare at for months, or piles of leaves to sweep up.

4. Allergen-Free:
For those with allergies, artificial plants provide a sneeze-free alternative to pollen-heavy real plants. You can breathe easy and enjoy the benefits of green surroundings without the risk of irritating allergies, runny noses and itchy eyes.

Choosing the Right Artificial Plants for Your Space

Now that you're convinced of the benefits, let's explore how to choose the right artificial plants for your small outdoor space:

1. Size Matters:
Consider the dimensions of your balcony or patio. Opt for artificial plants that complement the space without overwhelming it. Hanging baskets or vertical wall planters are excellent choices for small areas. Hanging baskets and vines are the perfect choice for small spaces especially as they take up no floor space at all! Check out hanging range here.

2. Mix and Match:
Create visual interest by combining different types of artificial plants. Mix various shades of green, textures, and sizes to mimic the diversity found in a natural garden. You can rearrange and feng shui until your hearts content, with placing your plants inside or outside without any consideration to lighting requirements 

3. Weather-Resistant Materials:
Ensure that the artificial plants you choose are designed to withstand outdoor elements. Look for UV-resistant and weather-resistant materials that will maintain their color and form even when exposed to sunlight and rain. All of our topiaries, hedges and vertical gardens are UV resistant, designed to withstand the harsh Australian conditions. Get sun smart with these beauties.

Creative Placement Ideas for Urban Greenery

Now that you've selected your artificial plants, let's explore some creative ways to arrange them in your small outdoor space:

1. Vertical Gardens:
Install one of our ready made vertical gardens which come in various bespoke designs, both floral and leafy to suit any decor need. They can also be cut to size needed, and come ready to be installed. Check out our bespoke vertical gardens here.

2. Hanging Baskets:
Suspend artificial plants from the ceiling or railing using hanging baskets. This not only frees up valuable floor space but also adds a whimsical touch to your balcony. Wrap one or many of our individual vines around balcony railings with the addition of some fairy lights, and your balcony or patio will inspire.

3. Corner Arrangements:
Make use of corners with tiered plant stands or tall artificial plants. This adds a sense of height and depth to your outdoor space without taking up much room. Tiered corner plant stands are the perfect way to bundle as many small faux flowers and potted plants to high often unsightly dead spaces in your small outdoor area. Deck out your deck here.

A Green Haven in the Heart of the City

With the right selection and creative placement, artificial plants can transform your small outdoor space into a lush, green haven. Embrace the beauty of nature in the midst of urban living, and let your small balcony or patio become a serene retreat. Whether you're sipping morning coffee surrounded by foliage or enjoying a quiet evening under the stars, artificial plants offer a low-maintenance and stylish solution for bringing greenery to your urban oasis.