10 Reasons To Choose Artificial Greenery For Commercial Settings

Reasons To Choose Artificial Greenery For Commercial SettingsEvery human being has an innate tendency to go back to nature. It's not just biophilia that depicts this well; nature keeps calling us back to itself. Go to anyone sitting in a cubicle, and we're pretty sure you will get the same answer. And it's the similarity in the philosophy of these people that we have carved out ten solid reasons to opt for fake plants in the office atmosphere. 

Even if you're a person who would always choose any commercial setting over a natural atmosphere, I bet you can't go long without a minimal touch of nature. So let us jump quickly to the causes behind choosing artificial plants for a technical setting. 

1. Well the first thing which is known to each one of us is that, you can keep artificial plants anywhere you like. Even at places which do not receive any sunshine, or in low light areas these plants will grow happily and will never fail to put a smile on your face.

Besides who would want to spend a whole day in a cubicle? Incumbents get their recess when they like to relax entirely far from the working atmosphere. 

Well, such an ambiance can be created in a significant way even inside a commercial setting. Arrange a few fake Palm trees for the pool area and look at how the makeover changes. Artificial trees assure greater durability and minor maintenance.

2. Since plants are such an absolute look-alike of their real varieties that you might get confused at a glance. Such is the sophistication of the craft that it often becomes hard to notice the difference. The precision of the craftsmen together with their years of experience help them create the most realistic artificial outdoor plants. Not only the office indoors but the outdoor landscape can be set perfectly with an intelligent utilization of artificial foliage. 

 One sure shot advantage of these artificial plants is that they do not attract insects. 

You will feel relieved to know that since these plants do not photosynthesize, they do not flower. And this makes one apparent reason that they do not attract insects, mites or pests. 

3. Flies and ants only get attracted to real plants owing to the smell they give out. No insects and pests will feed on the fake plants you put. This directly implies that you save a lot of money from buying those expensive pesticides and insecticides. Also, you don't need to care about the harm they can cause to the real plants. 

Yes, you would rarely need some artificial spray to keep off the dust and to keep the nearly natural outdoor plants looking healthy and shiny. But this investment is much less than investing in those expensive chemical products. 

4. Artificial plants and trees with solar lights are considered a beast savor in terms of energy. Being artificial in the first place, they require almost no maintenance. Also due to the presence of solar lights on them, the cut down a whole lot of your expenses on electrical energy too.

 Keep these plants under the sun, and people will happily mistake them for real ones. And when the sun begins to sink at the horizon, the solar lights on them light up automatically creating a Paradise on its own. What can be more amazing and beautiful than this? 

5. Most of the insects and bees that real plants attract do not possess harm. But with the change in the seasons, the same attract different kinds of insects some of which cause allergic reactions. 

But if you are an allergic person, you can install artificial plants without any worries. Artificial plants promote an allergy free environment. 

6. From putting them in a well-lit area to watering them, trimming them at regular intervals and clearing out weeds calls in for too much care and work. You as a super busy person can crave for some fresh looking plants around you, but it's very obvious that real plants demand a lot of care and maintenance. 

The only smart alternative here is fake plants. 

7. Artificial hanging plants with flowers and LED lights can be a safe option for the indoors. Even when the monsoon comes, you won't have to fear for the damage. Install them indoors and fresh, blooming flowers will greet you no matter whether it's spring, summer or winter. 

These plants might lack life, but they don't lack vibrancy. The bright colors of the flowers they bear promises to remain intact over the years. Lasting power is indefinite as these plants do not grow. This means you can put them in any environment you want.

8. Readers who already have pets in their house will be able to relate to my pain. My doggy has a high affinity to my real plants. And almost every other day I wake up to discover some mishap with my plants. 

This common story led me to replace my real plants with the artificial variety of their look-alikes. Now I am relieved because both my doggo and my plants greet me happily as I wake up. Moral of the story, artificial plants do not attract pets! 

9. You can forget about the water damage because practically you don't get any. You can wash artificial plants with water without causing any damage to them. 

Make sure to dust these plants once in a fortnight and wash them once a year to enhance their longevity. Needless to say that molds or any other bacterial growth are impossible on artificial foliage. 

10. Artificial plants are available in a wide variety. Options available are much higher than their original counterparts.

Conclusion

Once you get yourself a silk plant, you would never think of buying real plants for commercial settings. You can follow your own choice or even consult an interior designer for the kind of foliage that would look good in your surroundings.

10 Essential Things You Need To Know About Decorating A Shopping Mall

1Essential Things You Need To Know About Decorating A Shopping MallLarge scale operation often is intimidating and challenging, to say the very least. However, if ample dedication and hard work are put into the said operation, the process becomes enjoyable and the hard work, natural. Decorating and designing a mall is an intimidating task, especially if one is new to such a project, but like anything we undertake in our lives, we have to start somewhere. Let this article be a guiding light for you to understand mall decoration and design through ten tips and tricks.

Decide a Theme and Stick To It

One of the essentials of any design and decor is the surrounding theme to it. Once you have decided on decorating and designing a mall, make sure you choose on a theme from the very start. The theme can be elaborate or simple. If a theme is not decided upon, no further design can save the mall from being a humongous mess with a mixture of multiple themes that don't divulge into harmony. You can go with an elaborate theme if you choose to; however,even simple themes can go a long way. Simple themes can revolve around unique ideas, such as a theme that takes into account European decor.

2. Add Magical and Unique Factors

One complaint that is sensed and seen in shoppers and consumers is that every mall these days look the same and have the same design. While decorating a mall, this grievance should be kept in mind. To make a mall stand out, you cannot rely on designs and decorations that have been used countless time. You need to make your decoration unique. Upon selecting a theme, add elements of the theme to the mall that have not been incorporated by just any mall in the city. For example, if your theme is tropical, add artificial outdoor tropical plants and trees outside of the mall to draw consumers, or, if you were to go with European decor, you could use artificial ivy vines to line up the wall outdoor.

3. Don't Forget Common Spaces and Sitting Areas

When decorating a mall, it should be kept in mind that common spaces and sitting areas are a big part of the entire mall experience. Keep a larger space for common areas where people can relax, unwind and socialize. This helps boost morale and helps the shoppers rest themselves after a tiring day of walking around the mall. To make the experience complete, decorate the common spaces using beautiful and straightforward elements such as fountains and artificial outdoor landscaping. The latter is easy to maintain and due to its nature, is economical.

4. Remember That Malls Don't Have to Be Entirely For Shopping

While malls were created with the primary purpose of drawing shoppers, a new story emerges today. Malls don't entirely have to be about shopping. Create and design co-working spaces so that people can come and work in an area of the mall and are charged hourly. This activity generates a new set of consumers and individuals who step into the mall.

5. Adhere to Changing Trends

Remember that old plans and to-do lists for decorating and designing malls might not be relevant in the year you are decorating and designing the mall. When designing, make sure you inculcate elements into it that are relevant to the year and age you're designing the mall. Do not consult outdated information; rather, understand the recent trends and go with your instinct.

6. Pay Heed To Seasons

The best part about decorating mall roots in the fact that you can change and innovate designs with passing seasons having a different one. With new seasons, you can change up the entire look of the mall to draw people in. If it is winter and the time for holidays, festive colors, patterns and designs can be chosen to decorate the mall. In autumn, signifying the shedding leaves, artificial plants and trees with brown leaves can be placed indoors. For spring and summer, artificial tropical plants can be used.

7. No Isolated Corners

When decorating a mall, make sure that no isolated corner is present, awkwardly trying to ruin the decoration and look of the mall in its entirety. Isolated corners can be used as empty spaces for unlimited creativity. Place festive banners, artificial flowers and shrubs to liven up the space to help the mall get a more beautiful look.

8. Do Not Forget The Gates

It is essential that when you are decorating a mall, make sure you do not ignore or neglect the entrance of the establishment. The entrance is the first impression that the shopper gets when entering the mall. Use the entrance has a mini canvas and place small artificial trees and plants, and small souvenirs to create a better impression with the consumers.

9. The Center is Where The Eye Reaches

Upon entering the mall, the first thing a customer sees is the center of the mall. Make sure that the center of the mall is well decorated and appealing to the collective eye. The centerpiece along with entrance creates a duality in the first impression, and positive and spectacular use of the said space can make a huge difference in the perception of the person entering the mall.

10. Outdoors Should Not be Neglected

Just because everything is inside the mall, it does not mean that the outdoor area of the mall should be boring or bland. Make sure you use your resources and knowledge to brighten up the outside area of the mall. Doing so is not only appealing to shoppers but also to passersby who might become potential shoppers. Intelligently use the outdoor space by decorating it by using simple yet beautiful things, for example, employing large artificial outdoor trees to give a natural and elegant look to the entire establishment.

Decorating and designing a mall can be a difficult task, however, if you consider the recent trends and understand and follow the ten points thoroughly, you will do more than just fine in the decoration aspect.

10 Ideas to Improve Conference Halls

10 Ideas To Improve Conference HallsAgainst the popular belief that it is the content that matters in a conference, there needs to be some decorum as to where the people will be spending their entire day. No one likes a gloomy conference filled with boredom. That is where the sleepy faces come by.

So what can be done to have perfect conference halls for business, academia, workshop and alike?

Organize with tables

Having an organized set of tables is a sign that you are prepared for every gathering or meeting that will take place in the conference hall. Keeping a little space at every fourth or fifth row for walking is advisable.

You can always use plain steel tables which are easily available. But if you wish to enhance the whole look, wooden tables which are all in a uniform color, preferably a lighter varnished one, gives the very structure a formal attire.

Do have glasses of water or juice along with some packed snacks on every table for greater engagement.

Chic lights but bright lights

A conference room needs to highlight every corner of the room. The whole expanse of activities is so broad that every action needs its own associated lighting.

Proper ceiling lights give the whole conference hall a bright feel. If you want to have slight variation and focus on specific areas, then wall washers should be in the checklist.

For a perfect presentation, you need to have a good control panel that can be managed by the crew without specialized training.

A broad screen

It is the age of digital display. How long has it been that someone came with placards in a conference? Would be a rather funny act, won’t it?

Projectors that are meant for business display is an expense you want to incur. Your screens must have the ability to show bright and clear images and writing fonts. At the same time, the screen size should match the conference hall.

You might consider having integrated screens on two or four sides on the hall so that f4rom every nook the presentations are visible.

A high platform for performance

For all the special performances and talks of the day, you will need to have a higher platform which separates the ones listening from the ones projecting.

There are many multi-purpose stages available in the market today which can be altered according to the theme, motive, and purpose of the event being held.

Ever considered around stage than a boring square one? Works perfectly!

A room for food

Conferences tend to be fairly long hours matter. You cannot keep your delegates or attendees empty stomach for that long. No sooner you will have angry kids around or else.

Having a restaurant inside the conference hall is something that you gain your appreciation and also save you the trouble of having people assigned to go to every table and meet the food demands of the people.

You do not need to have a fully equipped kitchen. Just basic heating devices and ready to eat food would do the trick.

Food may be just simple but do meet the standards of elegant drinks. A small cellar would be such a warm touch to the in house restaurant.

A pleasure to sit

So with your classic wooden tables, you may not want plastic chairs. That would be kind of a disaster. We need something equally posh to match with the whole set.

Have single sofas are perfect if the event is very formal. People want to maintain their singularity on such days. Go for black, with wooden tables they match right away.

Personal cabinets for special times

For those special conferences that may not have many delegates but has great matter value, you need to give a little extra to the people.

Having personal cabinets for the conference time would make the delegates feel safer. There will be a lot of files, gadgets that they would want to be kept safe. A tiny cabinet by each table will bring in that assurance.

The overall wall panel

The wall panels need to cover the entire wall.

It is very easy to have presentations and displays if there is an acoustic panel. There are options for having ready to install panels which will give you the flexibility to change them once a while.

For more permanent wall panels, you can choose a light base color that will accent all the other elements of the décor.

Also, remember there is a vast ceiling just left to be decorated. There should be a panel that does not let the echoing of sounds. That is why Acoustic panels!

A green show

There is no magic that little plants cannot do. Grow sweet peas in mud containers and place them on each table top. These buddies grow really fast.

You can also have the sweet peas while they are flowering all hanging from the ceiling in jute containers. This will bring in a refreshing look to the whole formal atmosphere.

If smaller plants are too much then having tall plants sporadically at random areas or on the middle pathway will also enhance the décor.

A warm welcome for the guests

A sweet smile is surely enough for a welcome but having a front desk will help in managing the people entering and exiting. You can have a display of seating at a screen right behind the desk, so everyone has a clear idea as to where they are sitting.

This is the place where you can invite some colors. Graphic design on the desk or at the backdrop will be bright and embracing.

Amidst all the planning, visitors list, content developing forgetting the décor is not unusual. It is true that a conference hall is an expensive task to build, but if you already have a hall, all you really need to do is fit in the ideas.

Mindfully devote in the hall now, and you do not have to look back for resetting ever again. It is one-time investment.

Top 10 Artificial Plants and Flowers to Upgrade Your Restaurant

Top 10 Artificial Plants And Flowers To Upgrade Your RestaurantWhy should anyone come to your restaurant than someone else’s? The Menu? Seating? Smiles on the faces of people serving the food? Well, these are factors that most restaurants carefully choose nowadays. It is an age of restaurant hunting.

So let us give restaurants a feature that stands apart from anything the visitors have seen more often. Let us bring them closer to nature while they enjoy your lovely dishes.

Here are 10 carefully chalked out plants and flowers which although artificial can bring about a lot of changes in your entire décor.

The age of plastic flowers

Well, they may not have the same fragrance and exact color coating as the real flowers in a garden, when you can have artificial flowers all around your restaurant, why not incorporate them?

Put an aquarium in your restaurant, some classic fishes and put in a range of sea plastic flowers and weeds in it. Spend on the fishes and let the plastic plants make them and your customers happy.

If fish keepers can get away with them, so can you. The aquarium can be your choice and so can the sea plants. Plus who is to know what lies within the water.

The smoothness of silk                                                         

We all know what palm trees make us feel like. The mere name brings about assign of coolness, probably from the best of the beach trips we have had.

Get a similar feeling for your restaurant too. Along with fantastic seafood dishes on your menu Silk palm trees are a fantastic addition to the vibe. Some aboriginal palm trees like a golden cane or even areca are widely found in the market.

Because these trees are pretty tall, they are perfect for the entrance of your restaurant.  

A little green by Eucalyptus wreath

Invite a tinge of greenery through the Eucalyptus Wreath. If you can grab Neptune at the handwoven ones what better. There is a story to tell about art and craft along with the beauty of these cute roundels.

The best part about this artificial plant is its light weight which is super easy to hang anywhere you wish to. Ever imagined a light hanging from a fake plant? Well, now, you have it.

This wreath will usher a feeling of togetherness and bonding, the cycle of life.

The not-so-scary snake plant

While you may not have a large audience enjoy a snake in your restaurant, a snake plant will definitely bring the alter emotion. With minimalistic upkeep, you have these small plants on ceramic pots and place them at the center table.

Add some pebbles for that fresh look, and these plants will be just as alluring as real. Often it comes in a bi-color of green and yellow which makes it so different from the other plants.

You also get them in green and white- perfect if you plan to have a small reading section in your restaurant. These are pure bookshelf or reading table materials.

The fountain of fern

Empty window panes? Curtains will surely add depth to it but adding some Boston ferns is the best way to bring in lush greenery into your restaurant.

If you have an open restaurant, then you can put some wooden tables which are not for people to sit but a small display of garden with mini plants like Boston fern.

Even in close commercial restaurant ferns are perfect as side table centerpieces. The cost is much lesser than any centerpiece, but the class is up to the mark.

Rosemary-The companion to a chef show

With the age of scrutiny, many restaurants have an open display of their culinary arts. If you are in the same race, then having an artificial rosemary or herb plant should be your first pick. Its fragrance will reach the audience without its real existence.

Its stark realism will not even make your to-be learner/visitors wonder about its reality. It is just a worthy addition to your pride in showing how the true magic of cooking is created.

Pocket size powerhouse succulent plant

Succulent plants may not be standing high, but their small size is what makes them a winner of a small restaurant. Clear up all your tables and just put one of these plants with a good table cloth. You need nothing more now but a nicely cooked warm dish.

A botanical experience is what waits for your restaurant customers because of the sheer variety of succulent.  To make this best fake plant real, add some earthy pot to it, which comes in super affordable cost.

The magic of flower stems

Wall panels and graphics are the best sellers. Ever thought of having ‘A wall of artificial flower stems’ in your wall décor? The joy of spring is what it will bring to your restaurant. Beautiful white flower petals with jade stems are a sign of peace.

They have no fear of fading way and represent health and heart forever.

Artificial Bonsai trees

Bonsai trees are so famous, but they have a bad temperament. Keeping them alive is an everyday tension.

Did you know that there are so many Bonsai fake plants in Walmart? They look so authentic that hardly you can differentiate fake from real.  Now you know how to fill all the indoor spaces of your restaurant.

A rare orchid

So many movie themes were based on the elegance of orchids that it needs no special mentioning. You do not have to cross oceans to get hold of these rare species of flowers.  

Artificial orchids and their pretty white blossoms will give an instant urbanity to your décor.

These carefully chosen flowers and plants are so realistic in touch and feel that would pass the test of authenticity in the first attempt. They do not need, sunlight, water or any absolute natural factors to behold their beauty and durability.

All you have to do is some subtle maintenance like dusting once in a while as per your time and convenience. Is there anything easier to bring nature to your doors of profit?

Want to Make Your Office More Productive? These 10 Decor Ideas Can Help You Out

Want To Make Your Office More Productive These 10 Decor Ideas Can Help You OutNo matter how much you love your job or workplace, there’s always a point when you don’t feel the productive energy traveling through you. Your limbs, your mind, and your vision get tired, making hard work a lot harder. It is common for people to say that a change of scenery always helps in rejuvenating your mind, but the luxury of changing an office is a rare one. Rather, how about decorating your office to make it look different and help your productivity? Here are ten decor ideas to make your office more productive.

1.    Declutter

While working, it is common for us to overcrowd our desks and create a physical mess in front of us. Sometimes even misplacing items due to our mindlessness. Decluttering is probably an activity you have heard about and scoffed upon because you think no way will actually give you peace of mind. Despise to break your understanding but decluttering not just clears physical messes but also mental messes. Having a cleaner desk allows for your view and perception to have a clearer understanding of the procedure, giving you mental peace and helping your productivity.

2. Improve Lighting

Working under low or dim light creates a strain on your eye lowering your productivity and making you feel tired in the middle of the day. Low light might even cause your eyes to burn. Make sure your lighting is good so that you do not have to worry about the above happening. Rested eyes allow for more productivity due to more energy.

3. Incorporate Colours

Work life can get especially uninspiring if you work in an office that is completely whitewashed. While white is not an inherently bad color, vast and regular doses o the same makes you feel bored and tired. Add pops of color around your workplace to keep the morale high. You can hang colorful paintings or place artificial plants around your office.

4. Do Not Neglect Your Sense of Smell

With monotonous views also come monotony of smell. Sometimes, the smell of printers and paper overwhelms you. Keep a few scented candles around to not only decorate your desk but also to create a change in smell so that your mind remains engaged and does not become easily bored.

5. Spruce Up Your Office With Some Greenery

We discussed the incorporation of color earlier and plants could be used for that. However, having indoor artificial plants and small trees also helps trick your mind into believing that you are closer to nature. The reason you should invest in fake plants lies in the fact that you might be a busy person and real flora is hard to maintain. Artificial plants are the next best thing because not only do they trick your brain but also are very low maintenance.

Of course, having an artificial palm tree is not a rational option, but you can have small fake indoor trees like bonsai.

6. Do Not Be Wired Down

If you are in an office in this day and age, there is a good chance your office is technologically sound, and that means there are wires everywhere in your workplace. Here is a trick, next time you go to your office, make sure you are carrying colorful clips. Any long wires you come across your work area, clip it to make it as short as you can. Having long wires around is not only a physical hazard but is also very frustrating to have around and keep tripping on. This trick will not only save you from harm but will also keep you from being stressed out and frustrated.

7. Get a Soft Board and a To-Do List

Studies suggest that creating a to-do list the first thing upon reaching your work keeps you focused and productive. If you don’t already have one, get a soft board and place it near your desk, create a to-do list everyday and pin it on the board. Having set goals to accomplish in the day makes your brain focus and stops it from procrastinating which results in you being more productive and ready to seize the day. The list also helps you from overworking yourself to the point of burnout and exhaustion.

8. Keep Photos and Memorabilia

Working, often times is exhausting and requires a lot of your time. Your personal time during these days is close to nonexistent. Keep pictures of your loved ones on your desk and decorate your soft board with memorabilia that reminds you of cozier days. While you might not be around your loved ones and might not be living those cozier days, the memories of the same spark joy in you and help you focus on your work, therefore, increasing productivity.

9. Do Not Let Your Ideas Go To Waste

When at work, due to the high level of concentration and usage of maximum brain power, your mind produces some great ideas for work or even personal projects. Keep a colorful notepad on your desk paired with a pen. Anytime you get an idea, write it down. This not only ensures that you are active at work but also that you are productive when it comes to personal projects. Additionally, a colorful notepad makes your desk look more attractive.

10. Keep Your Desk Storage Clean

Just like the top of your desk, make sure that the storage area of the same is clear and clean at all times. Having a cluttered storage area makes storage near impossible and results in you misplacing essential documents and things; additionally, it is frustrating going through layers of disarranged things. So, help your mental health and productivity and make sure you have clean desk storage.

Keeping productivity and morale high in your workplace is an important task. Mental well being is an important aspect of achieving productivity. Follow the above tips and tricks and you are assured a more productive and mentally healthy workplace.