From improving the visual appeal of a building to creating a more calming and soothing indoor environment to improving the quality of life in the building environment, green walls can do it all. Their role in improving air quality and reducing energy costs for heating and cooling buildings has been well documented. However, green walls and noise attenuation is something that needs to be talked about more. Despite the fact that green walls offer numerous benefits to a building in terms of efficiency, beauty, and sustainability, more studies need to be conducted on exploring their acoustic insulation. The limited studies that have been done conclude that green walls have significant potential as sound insulation tools for buildings.
If you look at the building around you, you’ll find that most of them are extremely energy-dependent and contribute intensively towards greenhouse gas emissions. Chances are high that these structures were constructed using non-biodegradable materials which has severely impacted the environment. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI) (UNEP SBCI, 2010), the building sector alone is responsible for 40% of the annual energy consumption and 30% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. This has put immense stress on the environment over the years which means that now is the time for sustainable architecture. But what exactly is sustainable architecture and what does it have in store?
It will be a big understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has completely flipped the world, our society, and our habits. What was once society and culture that celebrated wandering, carefree exploration and social interaction has now been reduced to regulation of movements and strict social distancing at work. So, how do you design spaces for a society that is stuck indoors? What are the design principles for a world that is observing social distancing? How do we create design solutions that cater to the needs of people during the pandemic and have a positive impact on our changed habits?
There are very few garden elements that are as soothing and comforting as Moss. This mysterious natural element brings such delightful color and texture to any landscape. No wonder Moss has found a place in our interior design in more forms than one over the last few years. Emerging from Moss, Moss Art is now a trend. Moss Art in décor conjures up feelings of calm, mystery, and nurture. Although it might sound difficult to create, it really is quite easy to make. All you need is some Preserved Moss, glue, and a substrate. Oh, and some creativity wouldn’t go amiss.
From interior design to painting to photography, you will often hear the term ‘focal point’ in these discussions. But what exactly is a focal point? What is the purpose of a focal point? How do you create a focal point in a design? And how does it help the design? These are just a few questions we get from our clients while working on their commercial space design. We talked to our team of architects and designers about all things focal points and below we have summarized the learnings.
Moss maybe millions of years old, but this captivating and mysterious design plant is still going strong in interior designs. Artists, architects, and designers are experimenting with this versatile plant to craft unique and creative designs. Incredibly artsy and decorative, Moss can be used to create Moss walls in various forms and styles that will give you a lively and inventive design scheme. Apart from creating a beautifully calming and uplifting indoor environment, you can create Moss walls that will give you a highly picturesque setting. Below are 17 absolutely stunning moss wall ideas that will instantly elevate the look and feel of your commercial space.
Green walls offer an excellent way to not just create an inviting environment for brands, but they go a long way in improving employee productivity and concentration levels and energy cost reduction. Apart from enhancing the look and feel of a property, living walls help in improving the air quality and make a striking statement in the space. In the last few years, there has been a shift in consumption choices where consumers are increasingly considering businesses who are committed to sustainability and there is no better way to show your commitment towards the environment and its well-being than a living wall. Living walls aren’t just purveyors of good health for your employees, but they position you as a brand that is committed towards protecting the planet.
From hiding flaws in walls to masking unsightly views, artificial boxwood panels can do it all in style. They have the ability to breathe a refreshing and lively feel in any indoor space in no time. And the best part about these artificial foliage panels is that they provide a hassle-free, fantastic, year-round green cover in the setting and are absolutely easy to install. If you’re planning to introduce some artificial boxwood panels in your commercial property and are looking for help to install them, then fret not. Here’s how to go about it.
There are very few design plants that can match the comforting and calming influence of Moss. One of the oldest design plants around, Moss inspires coolness, tranquility, and plenty of elegance. And this is what makes Moss walls highly prized design assets in any commercial project. Along with introducing a powerful dose of rich and refreshing appeal to the setting, Moss walls bring the outside in and plenty of drama to space. These are striking biophilic design elements that integrate natural materials, colors, and forms into the architecture and offer wellness benefits to everyone using the space. A soothing, natural carpet in the most rejuvenating color, Moss walls just invite everyone to get touched and make the space more satisfying and comforting.
If you’re blessed with a black thumb and are confident of your skills to kill even a succulent, then artificial plants are perfect for you. And let us assure you that you’re not alone. Even those with a green thumb are opting for artificial plants because of their incredible appeal and maintenance-free aspect. From apartment dwellers to condo owners, office spaces to homeowners, people are turning to faux plants to bring a touch of natural color along with a soothing feel to their design scheme. Over the years, artificial plants have become highly realistic and with thousands of varieties to choose from, you will find one (or many) that are ideal for your personality, room, and design style.
No matter what business you’re in, Moss walls will make a perfect and uplifting addition to your space. In fact, the sense of calm, comfort, and coolness that these green walls evoke is second to none. They don’t just make for a dramatic viewing, but Moss walls have a certain elegance and timeless appeal that make your commercial project so much more enjoyable and soothing. Despite being extremely popular, there remain questions about these stunning design elements. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about moss walls.
Artificial trees are known for their incredible presence and aura and for their ability to make a stunning statement in indoor spaces. Apart from adding a mysterious vibe to the setting, large trees make a commercial project more welcoming and engaging. And the best part is that you can create a big impression in your space without worrying about maintaining the ideal conditions for their survival and other myriad caring requirements.
Walls covered with greenery, either in the form of individual planters or foliage mats and panels, are absolute masterpieces. They’re like artwork, making people happier and having an uplifting and calming effect on the overall space. Green walls with artificial foliage are not just attractive and eye-catching but can increase creativity in a workspace. Commercial spaces are increasingly turning to artificial green walls to enhance their space and make a grand statement by creating an appealing and soothing environment. They’re equally impressive in appearance as their real counterpart and require no regular maintenance.
Our cities and suburbs, our neighborhoods, our schools and colleges, our workspaces, everything has been urbanized to a great extent. They have been designed in a way that has further steered us away from nature instead of bringing us closer to it. Humans need nature in a deep and fundamental way since our body, mind, and senses evolved in a bio-centric world and not in an artificial or invented one. This is why biophilic design is so important. By weaving nature, natural elements and materials in the places where we live, work, learn and heal, the biophilic design aims to create spaces with improved cognitive function and creativity, and improved productivity. By maintaining thoughtful connections with nature, biophilic design helps create spaces that are enhancing. It truly is the architecture that fosters less stress and greater overall health. It is the architecture of life.
According to the American Boxwood Association, Boxwood arrived in the United States in the mid-1600s making it the oldest garden ornamental. With a rich history of more than three centuries, the humble boxwood is as popular as ever in gardens and landscapes across the country. From traditional, formal to casual, laid back gardens, this versatile shrub fits in any landscape design and brings unmatched style and order to it. There are more than 200 varieties of boxwood, each with its own set of characteristics making them ideal for certain functions and geography. Whether you’re looking to provide winter interest to your landscape design, edge walkways, create a backdrop for your flowers or add form to garden beds, you will find a boxwood variety that fits your vision and landscaping requirements.
Modern workplaces and modern society as a whole can be best described as ‘stressful’. Long working hours, 24x7 connected lifestyle, heavy workload, tight deadline, busy city living, all contribute to an enormous amount of stress. The solution? Connecting with nature. Studies have shown that daily contact with outdoor natural elements, settings, and processes is essential to living happy and meaningful lives. In fact, natural environments consisting of plants increase psychological well-being and other restorative benefits. To seek relief from stressful environments and to establish daily contact with nature, an increasing number of businesses are turning to biophilic designs to create indoor environments that reference nature in multiple ways. And the easiest way to start is by introducing plants in their design scheme.
Hedges are one of the most influential design features of gardens and landscapes across the world. The first hedges during the Neolithic Age (4000-6000 years ago) were used to enclose land for cereal crops. Over the years their use, their style, their functions and the plant varieties to create hedges have all evolved. Often seen in manicured rows of shrubs and trees, these landscape elements are planted and trained to serve several purposes from forming a boundary to define a space. A part of cultural heritage and common throughout history, hedges are known to add great value to a landscape and in some cases even help in maintaining the ecosystem.
Biophilia, the instinctive bond that humans have with nature and their natural surroundings, is a concept that has been recognized by design communities and scientific organizations for several decades. It is something that humans have practiced intuitively for centuries. After seeing the myriad of benefits of biophilic design, it is gaining popularity in office designs and commercial spaces.
Humans have an instinctive bond with nature and their natural surroundings. Biophilic design recognizes this and brings the outdoors into spaces where we work, eat, live, shop and spend most of our time. Since, we spend more than 90% of our time indoors or in manufactured environments, biophilic design seeks to satisfy our penchant for nature in interior spaces. The fundamental goal of biophilic design is to create a positive interior environment; a habitat or an ecosystem that is instrumental to people’s mental well-being, physical health, and healing.
Numerous scientific studies have revealed the need for humans to connect with nature daily to live happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives. The idea of biophilia identifies humans’ innate love, need, and attachment to nature and living things. Biophilic cities recognize this human inclination and try to incorporate nature into residents’ everyday lives. The idea behind biophilic city design is that urban spaces become more livable and stress is reduced when natural elements are included.
Have you ever wondered why the sound of rain splatter or the view of gentle rain showers appeals to us and has a soothing, relaxing effect? You might say it’s because nature has a tranquil effect on everyone and makes us feel at peace. Yes, that is true, but do you know why? It is because humans have an inherent connection with nature and it provides positive benefits for both mind and body.
Green walls are lush vertical gardens and are an excellent solution for commercial properties that are short on space. These living walls take up minimal floor space and can transform the look and feel of the entire setting. Apart from bringing a soothing, tranquil feel to the setting, green walls create a professional environment that welcomes clients and customers and inspires employees. Although there is a drawback of these landscape elements – they require a lot of maintenance. In commercial spaces, this is a deal-breaker. In a commercial environment where there is increasing pressure to reduce costs, living walls are not a great fit since they require continued upkeep. The solution? Artificial Green Walls.
Cities are currently under tremendous pressure. From increasing populations to climate change, traffic congestion to poor air quality, aging and struggling infrastructure to poor quality of life, urban areas are struggling to keep up with the constant demands. The world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 with around 6.7 billion of those people, nearly 70 percent, projected to live in urban centers. Cities will be under immense stress, so the planning of sustainable, livable urban cities needs to start now. Geo designing nature into cities is absolutely essential.
Landscaped commercial spaces are welcoming and inspiring and can enhance employee productivity. But did you know that you can also landscape for noise reduction? Growing plants and trees and making efficient use of other landscaping elements provide a visually appealing way to reduce noise.
Half of the world population resides in urban areas and projections reveal that by 2050 this number could increase to 66%. Two-thirds of people on Earth will be living in cities in the near future. This urban expansion will only lead to more built environments, probably at the expense of green spaces. According to studies, environments devoid of nature can have a negative effect because the human body, mind, and senses flourish in a bio-centric world. Closer association with green spaces supports quality of life and can improve psychological health.
Humans share a very strong bond with nature marked by love, respect, and dependency. Biophilia implies affection for plants and all-things-nature. In fact, we have depended on nature for almost our entire existence during which nature has become critical to human’s physical mental health, and well-being. Modern world forces - especially indoor environments devoid of nature - have a negative impact on the human mind in the long run. And in current times, where the world is rapidly urbanizing, it is extremely crucial to understand the mental health benefits of nature. Embedding nature and natural systems in urban design and indoor, built environments is important in order to keep the human mind, body, and sense connected to a bio-centric world.
From agriculture to modern cities, industrialization to the technological revolution, almost everything around us is relatively recent. Humans have biologically developed in the adaptive response to natural surroundings; not artificial or human-created ones. According to ‘The Practice of Biophilic Design’ by Stephen Kellert and Elizabeth Calabrese, the human body, mind, and senses evolved in a biocentric world, not human-engineered or invented. The idea behind the biophilic design is to recognize this inherent human inclination towards nature and create built environments with natural influences and materials.
Cultivating a Bonsai Plant requires a temperament of patience and passivity, and the ability to recognize when your intervention is not the answer. That’s not an easy thing to do. Caring for something compels you to take action, but good-intentioned over-watering and over-pruning is a common cause of death for Bonsai Plants. They require careful maintenance but can reward seasoned gardeners with generations of growth and life.
It may seem to you that faux plants have gone the way of the payphone; perhaps popular many years ago, but has now fallen out of the commonplace. You might think that, but next time you’re walking in a decorated interior that has greenery, reach out and touch it. You might be surprised by what you discover.
It’s hard not to feel an insane amount of pressure about your wedding day. In no uncertain terms, from that day forward, you are their person, they are yours, and that can feel like the biggest deal of your life. But it's not just promises and commitment, it’s also about growing together. It’s about starting your next story and exploring a new side of life, but not alone.
Our earliest ancestors lived in a harmonious closeness with nature. They took shelter in caves and dense thickets, and every day the natural world dominated their periphery. Today, we've built a separate world for ourselves that we call "indoors," a place to escape from nature and gain control of our surroundings.
People love to leave their marks on the world. Sculptors shape clay with their hands, or chisel away at marble until they've carved their own David, and then step back to appreciate what they've created. Being able to shape the world around you in a way that expresses the world inside yourself is a deeply meaningful exercise - not just to sculptors and creators, but to everyone.
From adding a vibrant splash of color and year-round interest in outdoor spaces to lifting the spirits and adding cheer to the setting in dark, cold weather conditions, outdoor artificial plants and trees can do it all. In fact, nothing will do it better than faux greenery. They will bring a lively, joyous vibe in your garden or outdoor landscaping project without any hassles. Faux plants and trees for exterior use are a special variety which will give you a pleasing, serene and absolutely memorable outdoor space with no heavy upkeep. So, if you’re looking to create an outdoor landscape, opt for faux foliage as it will give you a pristine garden no matter how harsh the weather conditions are.
There are very few trees which can match the warmth, charm and fantasy of Palm Trees. They bring so much style and beauty to any landscape design. With their stately trunks, shapely leaves, arching fronds and tranquil vibe, these are some of the most exotic elements which will make quite an impression in any setting. Simply put – Palm Trees have a certain iconic presence about them which brings a sense of comfort and sophistication to any space. There are more than 2,600 species of palm trees and there’s surely one which will blend in beautifully in your landscaping project and conjure balmy, tropical vibes in the setting.
No commercial space design or home interiors is complete without plants in them. In fact, plants have become one of the most important design components without which a décor lacks personality and refreshing character. Modern day greenery has evolved from its notorious ugliness of the past and has become quite special and attractive. They add a finishing touch to the setting and are known to instantly revamp any dull, weary room or corner with their presence. Simply put – Artificial plants and trees are no longer their 80s self with icky build and plastic-like appearance. They are botanically-accurate, highly luxurious with rustic trunks and sculptural leaves and flowers and bring life to any design scheme.
Artificial greenery works best in any design scheme devoid of charm and interest. Faux plants are fantastic for any space that could do with a pop of refreshing color and appeal. And the best part about them is that they bring all the style and serenity to space without any hassles. This is why they have become so popular in the design world and are office essentials. They are decorations of choice for people blessed with the art of killing plants with neglect and for businesses who want attractive surroundings without devoting too much time and resources.
Sequoia trees are one of the highly recommended trees when it comes to landscaping. But the maintenance of real ones is a bit tricky. Faux sequoia trees have helped to overcome this dilemma by their awesome presence and beautiful structure. Unlike other faux trees, the demand for faux sequoia trees for external landscaping never runs out of demand. Artificial sequoias are an unavoidable accessory during the Christmas season.
As the winter turns into early spring, consumers are upbeat and keeping an eye out for new trends, fashions, colors, and cheerful décor. Charm your clients and stay up-to-date with these changes. Introducing a new landscape with silk trees to your business's indoor lobby or atrium is an easy and instant way to make them feel welcome. A picturesque view with flowering silk Hibiscus, Azalea, Wisteria, Magnolia, Mimosa, artificial Dogwood tree, Bougainvillea, and Cherry Blossom trees will greet your business clients with a smile. The first impression of a well-landscaped lobby area is a symbol that you have high standards, and this quality will be sure to impress a new business relationship.
Bougainvilleas are beautiful creepers that bear beautiful flowers that are visual treats. Put your creativity to the test, and you will be able to create decorations so mesmerizing they will take your customers' breath away. As these are creepers, it is easy to grow these in the shape and direction you would prefer. Thus, one can come up with great creative ideas and use these bougainvilleas to their full potential.
Large interiors of commercial spaces like Hotels and Malls can look out-of-place if the landscaping hasn’t been done correctly. So why not brighten up the interiors with a professionally crafted Artificial Aspen Tree? Not only are these landscape decorations cost-effective but can also be used for decorations both on the interiors and exteriors of the commercial space. Also, they serve as a brilliant addition to any theme which might already be present in your Restaurant or Casino and provide a color contrast to your fully green landscape theme as well.
To rejuvenate the surroundings with the flavor of winter, your landscape needs certain motifs which represent this season. This is of utmost importance, especially in a hotel, or a corporate building, to ease up the atmosphere. In order to make the best of modern landscaping, Norway spruce tree are ideal for sculpting an environment which exudes the vibes of the winter season. Winter comes with the spirit of Christmas, and this faux plant truly helps in creating a fitting impression.
Deciding what to use in upgrading a commercial space is tricky, and it makes decorating your office a daunting task sometimes. The overall ambiance of any commercial indoor or outdoor is the result of the defining decoration used to organize the same. Since ages, the greeneries are known to be the most useful thing for energizing and elevating the moods of the people. People always feel relaxed and comfortable in lush green surroundings, and including greens is an excellent idea for revamping the office spaces. Decorating the commercial exteriors and interiors with live trees and plants may not be practicable for areas that suffer from sunlight, water, nutrients, and caring hands. The fake greens offer the most realistic alternative solution to this problem.
Concealing cell phone towers is often a compromise to an unwanted problem. No one wants a cell phone tower in their neighborhood, known as they are for bringing masses of steel to otherwise quaint neighborhoods, reducing home values, dosing people with unhealthy levels of radiation (some say), and inciting gridlock at zoning boards all over the country. The improvement of cell phone coverage, for whatever reason, does not make up for these drawbacks in most people's eyes.
Decorative branches from Commercial Silk Int'l have become a new collection consisting of many popular decorative tree branch varieties that continues to expand with exclusive items. Our selection of tree branches, poles, stems, and trunks are harvested from natural wood, and our team disguises any natural blemishes that are undesirable. Our decorative tree branches can be purchased as cutback trunks or they can be bought in a natural tree form, original to a harvested branches.
Outdoor artificial plants and trees work brilliantly when it comes to creating year-round green and appealing landscape. No matter how harsh the weather conditions are, with outdoor faux plants and trees you are assured of a lively, refreshing outdoor landscape. And that too without the efforts required by real plants. Simply put, with exterior artificial trees and plants you get the look of a well-maintained, healthy, allergy-free and blossoming garden with absolutely no heavy upkeep. A no-brainer, isn’t it?
There are very few of us who are blessed with the skills and patience of keep plants alive. For everyone else, there are artificial plants. And believe us, the latter is not a consolation. Unlike the gaudy, plastic-like greenery of the past, modern faux plants and trees look incredibly lifelike and have the ability to refresh and rejuvenate any setting.
The sacred Bamboo is a focal plant in Asian traditions, symbolizing friendship, and elicits a cultural and tropical experience. Bamboo is an essential plant for creating landscape themes of many types, not limited to the tropics or Asian culture. However, before buying Bamboo plants, there are many design elements one must consider.
Palm trees have to be some of the most beautiful and sculptural elements of the natural world. Whether you want to add a welcoming feel to your landscape design or you want to conjure sultry vibe in the setting, these are all you need. They are highly elegant, gorgeous trees which will bring a calming influence in the space. And there are so many of them to choose from outdoor artificial coconut palm trees to outdoor silk areca palm trees, outdoor faux Kentia Palm Trees to outdoor fake Fishtail Palm Trees, you have a wide range of palm trees which will bring a tropical vibe to your outdoor landscaping project. And it’s not just about varieties. There are outdoor artificial palm trees with lights, large artificial palm trees or even outdoor artificial palm fronds which are simple yet elegant. Confusing, isn’t it?
The decorative Olive tree and branch items can provide essential and artful design touch for indoor or outdoor projects. Olive trees, of course, are the source of Olive oil, a staple in kitchens throughout the world. As such, the elements of Olive trees and branches can provide a familiar look and feel while suggesting hints of the Mediterranean.
Bonsai is an authentic piece of Japanese art and culture. Bonsai simply means a potted tree and thus, the miniature tree is potted in a low sided planter. The miniature tree is a symbol of harmony between man and nature. It is the beauty of Bonsai that makes you get lost in the arms of mother nature. The only issue in owning a real bonsai is the tedious work that it takes to maintain, and that’s where we step in. At Commercial Silk, we have a wide range of premium grade artificial bonsai trees that require zero maintenance.
If you’re an interior designer or architect looking to improve a commercial space, you’ve likely run into obtrusive columns or posts. They block site lines, pose troubling configuration issues, and often look downright ugly. Too bad they can’t just be torn down, right? Seeing as how columns provide the support that keeps buildings upright, this probably isn’t a good idea in most cases. That’s where a decorative column cover or a beautiful faux wood post wrap comes in handy.
An outdoor landscape of a commercial space featuring colorful flowers and refreshing plants greeting you as you walk in will cheer you up, wouldn’t it? Or a barren landscape devoid of any color or charm will appeal to the masses? Obviously, the former. That’s the beauty of greenery. It welcome you. It excites you. It makes any space feel special. But it’s also a lot of work to create such a flourishing landscape. And this is the reason most businesses opt for outdoor artificial flowers and plants. They create a beautiful display all-year round without any extensive efforts or costs. They also make a beautiful statement to the outside world and welcomes people in. If you’re looking to bring a refreshing jolt of color to your outdoor landscaping project, then outdoor artificial plants and trees is the best way to go.
Fake cactus plants and flowers can add a splash of color and personality to desert landscape arrangements for both indoor and outdoor applications, especially when combined with other enchanting desert elements like sand, withered tree branches, and old rocks shaped and scarred by ancient flowing rivers.
Whether you’re a big corporate headquarters or a small retail store, a large hotel chain or a theme restaurant, every space can do with some artificial greenery for interior decoration. No matter how big or small your space is or what your décor design scheme is, there are artificial flowers and plants that will blend in beautifully in your space and upgrade it instantly. From palm trees which can help you in creating a breezy tropical or coastal theme to Mediterranean style themes which can make use of colorful Orchids and other floral arrangements, Victorian themed spaces which can make use of bonsai trees and topiaries to desert theme which can feature gorgeous cactus and succulents, faux plants and trees can totally transform the look and feel of a space in no time. They help in setting the perfect mood in the setting. And they will do all this without any hassles.
Plants and trees bring so much joy and calm to any space. They’re highly essential for commercial spaces which are getting busier and more stressful each passing day. From offices to shopping malls, universities to hotels, restaurants to airports, every commercial space is marked by chaos. You need to bring in elements that bring a soothing feel to the setting. And what better than plants and trees to do so? But here’s a caveat – Greenery requires a lot of ongoing maintenance and resources which are quite precious if you’re a business space. Watering, fertilizing, pruning, the list goes on and on. Plus you need a dedicated team to do so. And not-to-forget the downtime your business has to face in case of major maintenance requirements.
Let’s face it. Landscaping large commercial projects take a lot of planning, creativity and of course budget. Be it a shopping mall or an office space, the first impression matters. A lot. You can’t leave a corner empty or have a boring entrance. Remember, the saying “first impression is the last impression”? Well, it fits perfectly when it comes to landscaping of large commercial spaces where you have a large number of visitors every day. Adding a few greeneries in your landscape not only makes it look serene but give a feeling of closeness to nature. Adding large artificial trees is the perfect way to deck up your business premises. So, now that you’re convinced and want to add a few pieces of greeneries in your commercial project, the next important question is how to select a premium quality large artificial silk tree.
Ficus is one of the most well known tropical plants and this detailed report summarizes the common ficus names, a general description of the Ficus genus, the geography of the ficus variety, uses and types of artificial ficus.
When we enter a building, we all love to see an ambiance filled with positive vibes and energy that makes us peaceful and calm, be it the inside landscapes of malls, hotels, casinos, big restaurants, hospitals, amusement parks, theme parks, government or corporate buildings. Nevertheless, we are also aware that not all these buildings can have interior landscapes with natural plants and trees. Therefore, in such cases, we need to replace them with artificial plants to decorate their interiors that are as natural as can be when you see them.
Long gone are the days when fake plants for home décor had the worst reputation. It was mainly due to their very artificial look. Fake plants have turned from being the faux pas to the trendy. Here are some tips that might help you pick the right faux plants that don’t look fakeWhy Go For Artificial Plants?
Venturing out to do something new and courageous is always a challenge and as intimidating as ever. When it comes to establishing a shopping mall, the leap you take is a calculated one, but still quite frightening, however, if you put your everything to it, it won’t be half as difficult. Putting your everything to it means you need to execute everything with near perfection, and the one aspect that people usually ignore is the decor part of making your shopping mall. If you’re putting your everything into a project, might as well not ignore a crucial role and give it your everything to it. The very first step to beautifying your mall is with artificial greens, and this article will guide you on how to execute the same.
Well, folks, the wait is finally over. Pantone has recently come up with its color of the year, and it is Living Coral.
It is always a good feeling to have a room filled with trees and flowers all around, but the cost of that can be a little bothering. At the same time, the maintenance of the same is a tough call in the rush hours of life.
The dynamic and yet very soothing colors of Colorado spruces make them a perfect element for decorations. Be it festive season or formal décor the classic Colorado spruces with all its elegant color variations never fail to uplift the moods of people with its beauty.
Fake Ivy plants, including leaves, vines, walls, and garlands, make for excellent decorative materials for interior and exterior landscaping. Ivy can be used on almost anything, making for versatile design accessories that can be wrapped around poles, affixed to walls, made into privacy screens and cabanas, and more. Fake Ivy has been used as decoration in hotels, office buildings, and hospitals, to name a few, and continues to be a reliable option as more varieties of Ivy are replicated by manufacturers.
Most people love the idea of working in a lush green environment in the heart of nature.
Does your office desk look dull and empty? A touch of green can definitely do wonders for you.
There's no denying that touch of greenery adds instant brightness to any home. Unless you're a gardening enthusiast with enough time on your hands, however, you're unlikely to be able to maintain a herbaceous garden or multiple vases of flowers without them wilting after a while. Enter artificial plants, an easily available décor item that can be displayed anywhere, requires little maintenance and can be hard to tell apart from the real deal! Botanical purists may sneer, of course, saying that there's no substitute for real flowers and plants. But to the busy householder who still wants an attractive home, faux foliage is a gift from décor heaven! Still skeptical? Read on to see exactly why you should opt for artificial plants and trees to brighten up your house.
An artistically and lavishing decorated area not only makes for a fining dining and exciting place, but it is also loved by visitors and customers alike.
No matter how much you resent it, doctor visits are an undeniable part of your life. A pleasant doctor is not a good enough reason for you to grin and bear with the unpleasant clinic atmosphere. Sometimes, it's not the doctor who is unnerving, but it can be the quintessential clinics which make the trip even more resentful. All you need is to make the place more pleasant, genial and patient-friendly.
Whether you're working out of a small office or have an entire building of your own, there's no denying that a visually appealing office space goes a long way in impressing visitors and clients and keeping your employees motivated. There are numerous ways to revamp your business premises – faux plants, however, are one of the best solutions when it comes to creating a pleasant environment while maintaining a professional feel. The chief advantage of faux plants is that they don't wilt or fade, so your interiors will stay green and blooming all year round. And with the infinite varieties of artificial plants and trees available, you can easily find something to suit your taste and budget. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind when investing in office planting.
Spa! The word itself sounds relaxing. A spa is a perfect escape from the world's hullabaloo. It is the best way to shun the urbanite in you. A spa appointment is highly recommended every once in a while to attain a hale and healthy state of mind. There is a conspicuous increase in spa salons in the past few years owing to its health benefits and mind-rejuvenating powers. Make your spa the epitome of tranquility and serenity.
‘First impression is the last impression', they say. No matter what business it is, pulling off footfall is one of the major tasks for retailers. We list so many things to make our products better. However, not many understand the concept of sharpening the looks of the stores where you sell them. Here are some decor ideas to make your store look stylish and contemporary which might boost the business-
If you have a lovely garden full of vibrant plants and flowers, you would probably understand the painstaking process of keeping invasive plants under control. These plants grow out of nowhere and spread like wildfire with in no time. They start competing for resources and eventually ends up displacing your beloved plants.
Organizing a university freshers' welcome party is a hefty job. You'll have the responsibility of organizing the venue, the music, food and handle a ton of students making the process hectic and absolutely dreadful. One of the most important and primary decision to be made for a freshers party is to decide the theme. The invites, posters, and student outfits would be decided on this one factor. Deciding on a theme will give you a lead on the decor of the complex making it easier to make further decisions.
The visual appeal of a store has a lot of influence on how much it is successful commercially. People tend to get attracted by a store on the basis of how it looks and enter only if it grabs their attention. Therefore, it is essential for retail stores to be strategic about how to utilize their space and decorate it in such a way that it allures the customers from the first look. If planned properly, decor can have a massive effect and can even double your customer footfall.
Artificial plants and trees are quite a trend nowadays. They are sturdy and easy to maintain, come in various shapes and kinds, do not fade away quickly and can withstand the harsh outdoor weather. Wow; that's an irresistible deal. What's more, they are UV protected and heat and water resistant. They do not need high maintenance and add up to the aesthetic value of your lawn, portico or outdoor space.
Are you looking for a modern workplace or a happier environment for your workforce? Balanced and comprehensive office design is your answer.
Flipping through a stack of garden magazines hoping to make your garden comparable to those in the magazine? Stop flipping through the magazines and swing into action. Either you are starting from scratch or just renovating your garden, these products are sure to turn your garden into an earthly paradise.
Startups are taking over like never before. And to compete with other major brands, these companies have to think and act creatively in all aspects. One such major area is the office decor.
Does your hallway look really dull and boring? Does it scream for your attention all the time? If yes, then, you must look for ways to deck up your hall. A hallway is in most cases a neglected area of the house, and people just forget about decorating it when remodeling their other rooms like the bedroom, dining room, living room as well as bathrooms. It has become the passageway that dwellers simply use to travel to the other so-called vital rooms. But, now, with the 9 way shown below, you can transform the very appearance of your hallway and make it look chic.
Changing the home decor for matching with the season is no less than a hassle. So you can decorate your house in an easy way by using affordable and simple things. The main aim of decorating the home will be to make it look cozy. It is not always important to drench your home in orange color and try something new. There are several places where you can get a great idea about designing the interior. So 9 hacks that you can try for decorating your house during the fall season are stated below:
Over the years, cement and concrete have been associated with sturdy basement, foundation, and garage. But in recent days, there has been a rise in the use of cement for interiors – ‘The Cement Trend.’ The grainy and rough texture of concrete and the flexibility of users have made it the option that many designers choose to work with. Ranging from concrete tile, bathtubs to candle stand – concrete is showing up everywhere. More people are choosing concrete because it creates a neutral background to work with and its ease in maintenance.
Books have always been our best Friends for life; they are the best companions and are capable of killing boredom and keeping loneliness at bay. For some of us, they help us to catch back our long lost sleep and make us doze on the couch within the first few pages. But is that all? We have long decorated our walls, coffee table and shelves with artificial flowers and artificial trees; let us see how we could transform this stereotyped décor with books, here.
First-time homeowners are lucky in the sense they can start home décor from scratch. They know their budget very well which enables them to décor accordingly. Yet, careful planning and knowing the latest trend design in home décor is a must to achieve a cozy home. With a variety of choices available in the market, one can choose the appropriate style for home décor. This discussion which gives various tips for home décor should help immensely for the homeowner to design a perfect home.
With the increasing population and the increase in the prices of land, small houses and apartment renting is the only available possibility. In spite of less spacing and small bedrooms and drawing rooms, there are opportunities to decorate the rooms in a structured and beautiful manner which shall provide the best living experiences. The modernized version of a bedroom portrays a sitting space with couches and sofas, a study table with comforting chairs, a tea table, etc. but, we should not forget that the actual motive of a bedroom is to relax and spent a leisurely time. Hence, one does not need to extra furnishing for making the room look good and up to the mark. Small bedrooms are in many cases found to be beneficial. They do not permit space for television and other electronics like computers. Hence, one needs to go out to other rooms for watching the tv or acquiring internet connections. This is healthier as one can waste less time in becoming addicted to television or the computer. The bedroom shall then only be utilized for sleeping.
To have a home which is simple and spacious without looking cluttered is attractive and appealing to all of us. These surroundings would be roomy, with lesser things to clean and organize and life would be less stressful. The question which haunts everyone is - How to go about it and where should they begin from?
The living room is the most important room in the house. Anybody who comes to your home enters the living room first. Everybody spend some quality time in the living room. So, we need to take good care of the outlook of the living room. It is possible to make your living room look trendy and luxurious. There are some must-haves for the luxurious appeal.
Generally, faux floral arrangements are an innovative idea for both interiors as well as exterior to bring a natural atmosphere. But these artificial décor elements can also be used for the bathroom to take it close to nature and give a pleasant feeling for the guests. Faux plants can be easily installed in the bath area to the delight of one’s customers. Experts in faux plants with the help of advanced architectural ideas can make the bath area a hub of heaven. They are non-toxic which makes it an added advantage to the customer and hotelier.
Living in a small space always pushes you to think about placing things in the right place. It is a challenging job to neither decorate nor furnish small space as it requires appropriate planning. Living in a small space requires imagination, care and thought to turn the space into a trendy one. There are many options available to decorate interiors such as artificial plants, décor items, themed stuff and more. Let’s run through mistakes to be avoided while living in a small space.
Bathroom layout planning is more important than you think. Most of the people focus on the decoration part and miss out on significant layout hacks creating a beautiful yet dysfunctional bathroom. Before getting into other things, layout planning is very important. You need to have a good estimate of the area of your bathroom depending on which you decide on the elements that can go in your bathroom and the elements that cannot go in your bathroom. Once you are set with this, following are the tips and tricks that help you with the not to do list.
No matter if you run a small office, or a massive corporate house, you need to have well-decorated interiors for enhancing the functions of the office, and for improving the performance of the employees as well. While an office exterior helps to influence the crowd to step into the office, interior decoration helps to make it professional, impress the clients, inspire problem-solving, hide imperfections, boost up the employee morale and conveys the quality and class you maintain.
No doubt good food and excellent customer service play an important role in making a restaurant favorite of everyone, but besides these things, the Ambience of a restaurant also matters a lot. Customers can only enjoy your delicious food if they have been given an excellent atmosphere to sit and dine. The design of a restaurant sets the base for giving an outstanding experience to the customers. The beautiful color scheme, combination of lighting, furniture, decor, music, as well as other accessories, have the power to uplift the moods of the customers and give a unique dining experience that they ever have.
If we tell you to stay at home for some months and work continuously, you would get bored of the same environment and will look for some change. This is a general human tendency. We tend to get bored of the same environment and crave for changes. Researchers have shown that changing the work environment at regular intervals has improved the work quality of the employees, ultimately resulting in the progress of the company. With this we don’t mean that you would have to renovate your office completely, you can make little changes that give a significant impact to the vibes of your workspace. It is always good to stay in touch with the updates of the world, right? This is why, we have collected some beautiful ways to change the ambiance of your office, keeping in mind the current trends in the interior designing world.
Christmas is nearing. It is Merry Christmas atmosphere everywhere. Everything and every place are made to look unique and beautiful. There is going to be a lot of shopping and roaming on the city streets. So, this is the time you need to make your store look different than the previous occasions. Not just that, you need to make it look unique. To make it look unique the décor for the Christmas of the store has to be different from others.
The first priority in the management system should always be given to safety management. The safety provided by the company keeps the employees calm and relaxed. This helps them to focus on their work and the productivity of the company. You can always plan a good safety system for your office whether it is small or large. There has to be a team of dedicated people to manage the safety and security department. It is essential to keep your workspace safe with facilities management. Use the old and new best practices to safeguard your office.
Tis the Season. Santa is making arrangements to visit and give out tons of gifts. Okay, so believes all of the children around the world, well almost and so do many adults too. Though Papa Noel is still a few weeks away, getting ready to welcome him and the spirit of Christmas has already begun. If you are in the northern hemisphere, the cold in the air is welcoming, and if you live in the other half, the warm summer air is an indicator of the good times too.
Landscapes can seem pretty dull if green is the only color that dominates the entire decoration. A certain variation or some color contrast is what that can make a landscape seem even better. So why not add the perfect colors to your grand landscaping efforts using an Artificial Caladium Plant. Though small in size, these plants can really highlight specific sections of the landscape, making them perfect to be used in entranceways and exits in large malls, hotels, and theatres. Also, they make an ideal addition to the exterior landscapes and gardens with their vibrant colors.
Our clients are constantly wondering whether or not they are required to use fire-retardant plants for their projects. In an effort to help our clients determine whether or not their project requires the use of flame retardant foliages, we have done some preliminary research. We began by researching the requirements of flame retardant fabrics according to the Office of the State Fire Marshall in California. As you can see, the SFM has the authority in drinking and dining businesses, places of public association and schools, to require decorative elements and fabrics (drapes, curtains, drops, hangings and tents, awnings or other fabric forms) be made from a non-flammable material, or treated with certified flame retardant chemicals. That authority has developed over the years to include other decorative materials such as artificial tree and plants, Christmas trees, and trade show display equipment. Places of public assembly is defined as anyplace the public assemblies including Hotels, Malls, Hospitals, Senior Living, Office Buildings, Retail Establishments, Airports, Government Buildings.
In previous times, the fake plants looked like they were fake; with the lack of proper engineering and artistic skills, the manufactured greens and blossoms lacked the tenderness and life-like qualities of a natural plant. As a result, no commercial property owner could even imagine of adding them to the interior and exterior décor. This is because the work of the greens is to instill a sense of calm positivity in the area, but the artificial plants made from cheap plastics and silk could hardly match up the expectations. So most of the management authorities sought to resort to the natural plants to heighten the look of their interiors. However, these days, when every single person is preoccupied with a schedule that’s invariably larger than he could manage, it becomes tough to look after the natural foliage that is deployed to boost the area with scenic beauty. So, to spare you from the time and efforts of caring for the natural greens, here comes a host of artificial spruce plants that can leave your area stunningly gorgeous.
Creating artificial trees is an art, as shown in this time elapsed video of a Commercial Silk manufacturer creating an artificial Ficus tree. Our team of craftsmen are masters in their field and strive to create the most authentic and realistic silk trees in the industry. Fortunately, our craftsmen have over 40,000 square feet of studio-like warehouse space to perfect their art.
As we continue to look at boxwood hedges, we will see more and more how they can be used to create beautiful pieces of art in lawns, entryways, and large gardens. Many famous landscape designers from throughout the world, especially Europe, have been able to craft marvelous masterpieces and made way for many of our design techniques as a company today. Throughout history, authentic boxwood foliage has been shaped to create spectacles for royalty to look upon, and as time has passed, more and more people have been able to enjoy it. In this entry, we will look at different gardens and famous attractions that use boxwood foliage, and then explain how you can create the same design with artificial boxwood hedges. This will be both a learning experiencing in terms of history, and in terms of understanding how artificial foliage can be beneficial when creating a landscape work of art.
Faux flowers, including outdoor faux flowers, faux tropical flowers, faux flower arrangements, and faux flower balls, are useful and delightful for a full range of decorative occasions. Such occasions include weddings, lawn and office parties, birthday events, and more. Since real flowers are expensive and don’t last long, faux flowers also make a great permanent decoration for homes and offices.
Boxwood foliage is horticulturally popular with many gardeners, landscapers and homeowners. Artificial Boxwood is ideal for interior landscapes, because of its minimal maintenance - artificial plants only need a yearly dusting, but do not require watering or trimming. Boxwood shrubs and bushes are popular because of their shaping, cutting and pruning abilities. Our artificial Boxwood topiaries can be shaped to any form. For example, we manufacture artificial Boxwood topiary animals, unique for each client; our spiral Boxwood topiary and Boxwood topiary balls are popular in formal decor, and our Boxwood privacy screens are a great visual screen to hide unsightly views. Boxwood topiaries and Boxwood hedges can theme landscapes, and our topiary forms include all sizes of Boxwood spirals, Boxwood shrubs, Boxwood balls, and Boxwood bushes. topiary
Don't Hold Back. Planning and executing an indoor rainforest using artificial Palm trees isn't for the timid at heart. Think dense and diverse plants and trees, exotic and dangerous species, and thick air you can cut with a knife. Think waterfalls, estuaries, and bold toucan colors. While you may not be able to procure replica parrots, your artificial Palm trees should be just as exotic and varied as the rainforest you're aspiring to replicate. Like most endeavors, you'll get out what you in. Building a rainforest with silk Palms is no exception.
The Cabela’s in Texas revamped its indoor wildlife display by adding museum quality silk plants. What was once a drab cliff of deer and bear replicas is now a lush landscape of Texas plants and wildlife. In a museum setting especially, the incorporation of silk plants allows for scenic displays to look more natural.
Silk Bamboo plants, trees, and stalks are natural replications of the real thing with countless decorative and design uses for all types of exteriors and interiors. Since the dawn of mankind, many types of Bamboo plant and trees have been used for medicinal treatments, as building materials, and cooking utensils, to name a few and have proven to be very useful and versatile material. Building on that versatility, Bamboo silk tree, and plant materials were found to be easily converted for environments and design integrations where live plants can’t be grown.
Silk decorative Maple trees and Maple leaves can add Northwoods charm and character to any interior or exterior design project. Typically, Maple trees have smooth bark and are responsible for the bright orange and red light shows we see during the autumn foliage season. By using longstanding production techniques, decorative Maple trees and silk Maple leaves can be made to look just like the real thing.
Bonsai plants are widely known throughout the world to be relaxing and serene. Throughout this article, you will learn more about the Bonsai and the different types and species of the plant. Geography, uses, and types of Artificial Bonsai will also be highlighted.
Restoration Hardware planters come in a variety of distinct styles reflecting an updated french country look and feel. This spring they are for sale on their own, with live Boxwood topiaries, or faux and preserved plants. However, most people don’t know that they can also be used with independently purchased silk plants, trees, and topiaries for almost any type of indoor and outdoor commercial project.
Faux Boxwood is one of the most popular varieties used for building topiary balls, hedges, spirals and cones. The popularity of faux Boxwood has a lot do to with the popularity of Boxwood being used as a landscaping shrub in both commercial and residential landscape designs. The following article explores the Boxwood history, geography, uses and types of faux Boxwood.
Looking to redecorate your office and give it a classy, elegant and corporate charm? Then the gorgeous artificial landscaping products offered by Commercial Silk Int'l are just the interior decorative products that you need. Here’s everything you require to know about them:
Faux Palm trees and plants, including outdoor faux Palm trees and plants, can be used for many kinds of commercial projects and are particularly great for expressing tropical design themes. Palms have a long and distinguished history and have been a useful resource for people since the dawn of humankind. Today, the meaning of palm trees to people is very clear: palms mean relaxation, sandy beaches, and fruity drinks with little umbrellas. From these associations, faux Palm trees and plants make for powerful design touch points for indoor and outdoor palm themes.
Silk grass plants, including silk grasses stems, silk flowers, and silk arrangements, are a simple yet effective way to spice up your decor. Silk grass plants can be used to complete arrangements, enhance grass bushes, or on the dinner table as floating decoration in bowls and vases, as napkin rings, or anything else a creative mind can imagine.
A replica silk Oak tree can make a powerful addition to an exterior or interior landscape design space. They can be made to embody the natural ruggedness and charm typical to real Oak trees by replicating their thick, sturdy branches and using fake Oak leaves. Replica silk Oak trees are great for waiting rooms, outdoor landscaping projects, and have even been used as covers for unsightly building columns.
Vertical greenery has been adopted as a standard feature in high-rise buildings. It helps to provide aesthetic relief from the harsh urban environment by providing a softening effect, creating a welcoming and friendly indoor living space, and contributing therapeutic benefits to our busy and stressful lifestyles. Many factors including site constraints, cost, and maintenance need to be taken into account to create a successful green wall indoors. An example of would be the vertical silk plant wall over the Asia Square Tower One Food Garden located in Singapore.
Silk Bougainvillea is a faux Bougainvillea vine that is uniquely crafted after the live flowering Bougainvillea. The flowers get its name from Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French Navy admiral who discovered the flowering Bougainvillea vine plant in Brazil in 1768. Bougainvillea is a genus of flowers native to the coasts of Brazil and other South American countries in the biome of the Amazon Rainforest. The live flowering vine is thorny and woody, and Bougainvillea ranges in height from 6 to 30 feet. Typically, it is a climbing vine; it gracefully climbs itself up walls and trellis, and it also makes colorful hedges, hanging baskets, bushes, even bonsai arrangements.
The use of artificial plants, silk trees, and fake plants in Singapore continues to grow in popularity. Singapore is one of the most ambitious countries in the world and continues to attract substantial local and foreign investments. Some of the most significant investments have been in the form of creating entertainment destinations to attract local and international tourism.
Outdoor artificial plant solutions can make updating your commercial exterior to reflect the seasons a simple and easy process. Outside of being easy to maintain, artificial plants add color year-round, eliminate watering, pruning, and fertilizing costs, are great for locations where growing live plants is difficult, and can create exciting and character-adding themes.
Faux Moss plant balls, rocks, sheets, and grass are replications of the natural Moss found on forest floors, on rocks near streams, on tree trunks, and many other surfaces in shady and moist environs. Mosses are typically thought of as complementary faux plants and can be used as savvy design touches for projects featuring artificial plants and trees.
The history of Palm trees and people can be traced back to early civilizations when Palms were grown in Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago. Known for providing high fuel fruit, shade from the desert sun, and the material for constructing tools, the Date Palm is often credited for playing a significant role in the proliferation of the human population.
Trade show designers and exhibitors have turned to artificial plants and trees recently, sprucing up (no pun intended) their booths while streamlining logistics. It makes sense: you put countless hours into the design, ship it out, set it up, wear out your shoes and jaw standing and talking for three days, pack it up, and send it off to the next one. You better be efficient, and you better have a design that stands out from your competitors' next door. Silk Tree Booth Design
When you hear the words ‘palm trees,' the one thought that probably crosses your mind is a beautiful coastal or tropical place with clear blue skies and bright sunshine. However, did you know that besides being found in your favorite vacation spot, palm trees also have a significant number of benefits to them, Surprised? But it's true. Installing fake palm trees in the surroundings are beneficial for a plethora of reasons. Although most people are unaware of these excellent benefits, they do in reality exist and can be a real delight. Today we will discuss the various benefits of palm trees.
Faux birch logs, faux birch bark, and faux birch branches make for excellent decorative touches, especially during the holidays when birch ornamentation is so popular. Since faux birch materials are generally made from silk, they can be re-used year after year, resulting in a dependable, long term supply of decorations that stimulate holiday cheer.
Decorative artificial citrus trees and fake lemon and orange tree products can make for a convincing theme in almost any commercial environment. Citrus trees and plants have long made a majestic impression on many who come across them, yet they are unusually hard to care for. Faux citrus trees, when produced by a reputable manufacturer, make lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees available globally year long.