Homewares + Furniture

Where to buy Fake Plants and Flowers in Australia

fake flower arrangement from rogue home

If you’re wondering where the best places to buy fake plants are near you, I’m going to tell you in today’s post. Because living plants are overrated. At least in my home. And in the homes of my clients.

As a self-confessed black thumb, I’ve killed almost every plant that I’ve come into contact with. Even the ones that people have said, “Chris, this one is impossible to kill”. Well, I showed them. Mother-in-Law’s tongue (or a snake plant) I was told was next to impossible to murder. It’s currently fading fast and my partner has told me to back away slowly and let him manage the greenery at home.

Don’t even get me started on my fiddle leaf fig.

This disdain for living plants has spilled over into my interior design biz too. Now, I convince my clients to let me put fake plants in their homes. And why not? The good ones look amazing and they’re clearly very low maintenance.

So today I wanted to tell you where to buy fake plants and flowers from, so you can jump on the fakies bandwagon as well.

Where to buy Fake Plants and Flowers

where to buy fake plants in australia

Love these plants from Freedom.

As an interior designer and decorator, I’m lucky enough to get access to fake plants (and other decor) from suppliers who don’t sell direct to the public. It’s half the reason you’d hire someone like me to transform your home; you end up with a space your friends and family can’t go out and buy themselves.

My go-to suppliers

When I’m decking out client homes with fakies, I head to Albi, which distributes a tonne of local brands. There’s two in particular who do amazing fake plants and flowers though, and they’re Emporium and Rogue. Now, these two don’t sell direct to the public either, so here’s what you can do:

floral stems from rogue home

Rogue

Rogue has almost everything you could ever dream of when it comes to fake plants and flowers in Australia. Their range is like a floral encyclopaedia; think orchids, frangipanis, lilies, proteas, alliums, tulips, lavender and hydrangeas and more. Just click here to enter your postcode and find a stockist near you!

Emporium fake plants and flowers in terracotta pots

Emporium

Emporium offers cement pots – including hanging varieties – perfect for small indoor plants and herbs. They’ve also got faux succulents potted in hessian and terracotta as well as ferns and grasses. Their lush faux plant range is fuss free and they look quite realistic. Just click here to find your nearest stockist.

Two other must-sees

Outside of Rogue and Emporium, you might want to take a look at these other two places, who each specialise in their own thing when it comes to fake plants and flowers. These two do sell direct to the public, so you can snap up some fakies without much trouble.

Garden Beet fake plants in orange and white pots

Garden Beet

Garden Beet supplies, designs and installs gardens with a focus on artificial plants. The team is made up of experts like landscape architects, registered builders, designers and practising artists. What they do in homes and businesses across the country is nothing short of amazing. Click here to check them out further.

secret blooms fake flower arrangement

Secret Blooms

This Sydney team ship their faux and silk flowers across the country and to New Zealand, making it super simple to get your hands on some of their divine creations. I find that so many coloured flowers always look absolutely fake, but not these ones. Click here to see more.

coastal bohemian bedroom with adairs fake plants

Best Retailers for Fake Plants and Flowers

I’ve spent many years trawling retail stores. Sometimes I still have to shop retail for clients, and if I need a fake plant, I’ll go to Freedom or Adairs. They’re honestly the best two of the lot.

Freedom trends to do fake flowers well (neutral colours look the most realistic) and they’re also a great place to buy from if you’re after some twigs or sticks for a vase.

Adairs focuses more on fake plants and most of them are gorgeous. A lot of their stock comes from Albi anyway, so you’d be wise to pop your head in and check them out. They have great pots as well.

And the Others

Places like Kmart, Target, IKEA and even The Reject Shop stock fake plants, but I’d be lying if I said they looked realistic. Not that every single fake plant in your home needs to fool the eye. You might want a small, inexpensive piece to fill up a vignette on a bedside table of buffet. And if that’s the case, go for your life.

blonde timber console table with bright pink and blue artwork and artificial plant by tlc interiors

Fakies from Adairs in one of my client homes.

Where do you buy fake plants from?

I’d love to know where you’re shopping for fake plants and flowers, and if you have a shop you go to that I’ve not mentioned. Drop me a comment below if you can, so I can include the store in the list above for other readers.

Chris Sig

 

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  • Reply
    Jess
    29 January, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Hey Chris,
    Another store that’s great for fakies is Pillow talk. They have a huge selection at different price points and I would put their quality up there with freedom or Adair’s.

    • Reply
      Chris Carroll
      30 January, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Oh awesome, thanks Jess. I haven’t gotten much of a chance to jump into a pillow talk store but I’d really like to. Will go have a look now. Thanks for the hot tip 😉

  • Reply
    ANNA
    3 February, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Ive had some good artificial flowers from Masterworks online, have bought some lovely hydrangeas and faux Australian natives – I like to use fresh flowers and use a few faux flowers to bulk them up if I havent much in the garden.

  • Reply
    Tamee
    13 March, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Chris! I too am a huge fan of faux plants. Whilst I can manage to keep SOME of my real greenery alive I like to mix it with some fakies too. Check out Florabelle online. From greenery to florals to branches, individual stems and bunches you’ll definately find a gorgeous new addition for your home and the quality is amazing!

    • Reply
      Chris Carroll
      14 March, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Oh Tamee, thank you so much! I knew there had to be a few additional places that weren’t on my radar yet. This is awesome. Will definitely check them out 🙂

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    Bianca
    10 May, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    There is a cute little shop that opened in Hoppers Crossing that supplies artificial grass called Ausgrass but they have a little company inside that does these really cool like green walls and vertical gardens but they are all fake! i think they are http://www.forevergreenwalls.com.au such a nice showroom and the people there are quite nice too

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    Mav
    24 June, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Chris – there is a cool little business in Melbourne that has just opened which sells potted fake plants https://www.lilyurban.com.au

    • Reply
      Chris Carroll
      25 June, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Oh wow – looks divine. Thanks for sharing Mav. Will defo keep them in mind! 🙂

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