Decorating with fake fruit may seem like some form of cheating at first, many feel this way just like many people feel that using fake flowers in place of real flowers for important events like weddings is a form of cheating and it may end up looking cheap and tacky. However, this is a misconception. Of course real flowers look beautiful, but fake flowers can look just as beautiful for much much longer, if they are done in the right way. The same goes for decorating with fake fruit. Real fruit looks great and colorful, until it begins to rot. Fake fruit can be used for decorating and it will stay looking nice for as long as you want to keep it up as a decoration.
Now that you have gotten it out of your head that fake flowers and fake fruit are forms of cheating, you can move on to actually start decorating with beautifully colorful faux fruit.
Here are some tips and ideas when it comes to decorating with faux fruit pieces:
Color or Fruit Scheme
Choose either a color scheme or a specific grouping of fruits as a scheme. You can decorate with all red fruits like, apples, strawberries, cherries, and tomatoes. Or you can decorate with one specific fruit like apples or grapes then base the colors of everything else in the room on the colors of the fruit you have chosen. You can do a grouping of fruit in many different colors in order to bring lively color to a room, fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, and grapes are great for bringing in different colors.
Many or One Room(s)
Are you going to decorate with fruit throughout the whole house? or are you only decorating with fruit in one room? This may help you to determine what colors and fruits you use.
What are you going to place your fruit in? You can use a basket, a vase, a glass container, a platter, or a stacked bowl platter. You can place them around the house or in just a few spots in one room.
You can decorate with fruits and vegetables according to a specific theme like fall, or spring. For a fall theme simply put together a display of fruits that come in fall colors.