Three Reasons Why Artificial Plants Are The Right Choice For Decorating Your Bathroom

For many of us, the bathroom isn’t a space that we spend a lot of time thinking about, especially when it comes to decorating…especially if it isn’t the guest bath. For our own personal bathrooms, the check list usually goes something like:

  • Toilet – check.
  • Vanity – check.
  • Sink – check.
  • Mirror – check.
  • Lights – check.
  • Cute decoration on the wall – check.

…and that’s about it.

But there are real reasons that you should take a few moments to reconsider how much beauty you have incorporated into decorating your bathroom. When thinking about adding fake plants to your bathroom, consider these three benefits:

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Benefit 1 – You Spend Key Moments Of The Day In Your Bathroom

Think about it. How much time do you spend in your bathroom? Time spent getting ready for work in the morning. Time spent getting ready for bed each night. Time relaxing in a bath to soak away the stresses of a crazy day. If you add up all that time, it’s a room that we should think about a little more when it comes to decorating. If you read my previous post about the impact of plants and flowers on your mental well-being, you know that the visual element of beautiful flowers and plants can have a positive impact on our personal perception. With that in mind, consider this.

If the bathroom is where you spend quite a bit of time getting ready in the morning, doesn’t it make sense to add some beauty through artificial plants and flowers to the space to get your day started off in a positive direction? Additionally, if the bathroom is where you spend the last few minutes of your day getting ready to go to bed, wouldn’t it be ideal to spend those minutes being influenced by beautiful flowers?

Nothing wrong with going to bed with a positive attitude and a smile…right?

Pro Tip – If you have limited counter space on your bathroom counters, consider using one or two small plants for your bathroom décor. The idea is to make your life better by adding the beauty of small artificial plants, not make it harder by eating up all your valuable bathroom counter space.


Even if you rush to get ready and try to spend as little time as possible in the bathroom….the time you spend there can be considered key moments in your day because they set the tone for how your day starts and ends.

Small plants work best in a bathroom as they don’t take up too much counter space and offer just the right amount of décor! Consider adding artificial succulents to your bathroom vanity. Succulents are great bathroom plant décor that will bring a little pop of color and, hopefully, a smile.

Check out these small artificial plants for bathroom here:

This Birds of Paradise arrangement can add a pop of color to your bathroom counter!

Additionally, because they are low maintenance, having succulents in your bathroom makes them easy to keep clean. Just give them a weekly quick hit with your hair dryer on the setting with the lowest speed and no heat to blow any dust off them and they are all good!

Short on counter space? Why not hang this Succulent and Sedum wreath on the wall? Sure to add a bold pop of green to your bathroom décor.

This beautiful Agave plant will add a touch of class to any bathroom.

Benefit 2 – It’s Easier To Relax With Plants And Flowers

It’s time to think of artificial plants for your bathroom to help you wind down from the day.

If your bathtub is where you go to escape from the day and unwind, then complement your glass of wine and candles with a few beautiful artificial plants. Studies show that plants can shift a negative mental state into a positive one, so arm yourself with every tool possible and let the faux flowers and plants help you shake off those long meetings, looming deadlines, and co-worker woes. Just imagine relaxing with these beautiful sunflower arrangements to brighten your mood.

Let this beautiful sunflower arrangement start your day with a smile.

Brighten up your space with this beautiful Sunflower arrangement.

Place this bright Sunflower  Wreath on your door or over the back of your toilet to brighten up your bathroom décor!

This small Sunflower arrangement takes up almost no space, but gives a bright splash of color.

Benefit 3 – Artificial Plants And Flowers Are More Durable And Easier To Maintain

Let’s face it. We’re talking about the bathroom. For good reasons, many bathrooms don’t have a lot of windows, so maintaining live plants can be a little tricky. Additionally, because it’s the bathroom, you’ll want plants that can be cleaned easily. The nice thing about artificial plants for bathroom is you can clean many of them by simply putting them in the bottom of the shower for a quick rinse and then letting them dry off.

Additionally, live plants sometimes don’t react well to chemicals like hair spray, aerosol deodorant, and perfumes. Artificial plants, on the other hand, aren’t bothered at all. Again, rinse them of a couple times each year and hit them with that hair dryer and they’ll maintain their beauty for a long time.

For plants that are easy to rinse off, consider these fake plants for bathroom like these ferns to place around your bathtub or on the back of your toilet lid.

This fern planter provides both easy-to-clean fronds and a pop of color.

This bright green Lace Fern planter could fit on your counter or on the side of your tub.

A Little More Bonus Inspiration

Still need some help envisioning how fake plants might help you decorate your bathroom? Check out this amazing Pinterest board that shows some great examples of the use of plants in bathroom decor.


I hope that helps and gets you started toward thinking about what artificial plants and flowers you can use to decorate a bathroom. Have a tip or example of how you have decorated? Be sure to share it in a comment!

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