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Help me pick tree for living room corner.

Adam CraigDecember 23, 2012
Currently we have a real palm there but want a fake artificial. I was thinking between these palms/bamboo/Yucca...

http://www.amazon.com/One-Yucca-Artificial-Trees-Heads/dp/B00119SOX4/ref=sr_1_2?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1356321071&sr=1-2&keywords=tree

http://www.amazon.com/NearlyNatural-5289-Silk-Golden-Green/dp/B004XWCZXQ/ref=sr_1_9?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1356321106&sr=1-9&keywords=tree

http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Nest-Artificial-Palm-Heads/dp/B00119SOXY/ref=sr_1_18?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1356321121&sr=1-18&keywords=tree

http://www.amazon.com/NearlyNatural-5294-Silk-Bamboo-Green/dp/B0030APDYK/ref=sr_1_27?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1356321165&sr=1-27&keywords=tree
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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
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2 Likes    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 8:23PM
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designideas4me
Wait... why are you replacing the real tree?
    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   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.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 23, 2012 at 8:28PM
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Adam Craig
So your saying dont fight what is going on outside.

http://www.amazon.com/Ft-Japanese-Maple-Silk-Tree/dp/B0030ALTPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1356362688&sr=1-1&keywords=Japanese+Maple
    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 7:25AM
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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!
    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   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.
3 Likes    Bookmark   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
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 9:01PM
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