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Help me pick tree for living room corner.
Adam Craig
December 23, 2012 in Design Dilemma
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TanCalGal
I like "real" plants but #2 is my fav. Be sure to place it in a substantial basket with dried moss on top so it looks more real
December 23, 2012 at 8:16pm     
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designideas4me
When I read this I thought you wanted us to help pick out your Christmas tree...lol

oh are these fake trees? yeah I have to agree I always buy real plants too. I plan to get a palm tree for the living room soon. Dont know where you live but maybe go with a tree that is found naturally outside in your area... I mean even if its fake it will keep with the real theme.
December 23, 2012 at 8:23pm   
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designideas4me
Wait... why are you replacing the real tree?
December 23, 2012 at 8:23pm   
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Adam Craig
This is near a heater vent that runs often during the winter so I experience browning. I have real plants throughout the house but I am going artificial for this corner.
December 23, 2012 at 8:25pm   
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designideas4me
Ok in that case.. maybe the cane palm.... maybe think of what height and width you want it to be.. and choose accordingly.
December 23, 2012 at 8:28pm   
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Jerri Holan & Associates, AIA
Personally, I think real plants are more appealing. But if a fake tree is necessary, I would go with a species that harmonizes with the brick fireplace a bit more, something like a Japanese Maple or Miniature Oak. Bamboos and palms remind me of the tropics but the bricks remind me of northern climes.
December 23, 2012 at 8:28pm     
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dcer
I like that Japanese maple silk tree, it looks pretty realistic. Definitely put it in a nice basket/planter and put dried moss and rocks on top. Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2012 at 8:25am   
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pcmom1
Ok, also much prefer real, but understand about the vent. As mentioned: put whatever you have into a container that looks like it would hold up a large, real plant. Most fakes come to you in these teeny tiny containers! So, buy a great looking large ceramic or basket and top off with moss.

You could add a real trailing ivy to the pot to increase the "realness". Cheap and easy to change out.
December 24, 2012 at 8:45am   
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decoenthusiaste
I'm gonna start the conversation about built-ins on either side of your FP, although I can't see the entire room. They would be a great option for filling the corners, would be practical, useful and won't need to be watered or replaced when they die. I bet we could find a better spot for the tree too if we had photos of the rest of the space.
December 24, 2012 at 5:18pm     
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Metro Interiors
The plant dosent bother me as much as the couch does. It totally seperates what is ment to be a shared room. Try adding a long table(abouth the height of the couch) behind it and move the couch back some to make it look more inviting
December 24, 2012 at 9:01pm     
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