SILK FLOWERS - ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
How can I deside
on a type & size of silk tree?|
You can start by listing some important decision factors such as:
AVAILABLE FOR THE TREE OR TREES
Are there any constraints to the size
and/or shaping of the
tree such as:
Limited width or depth:
For example, you want to use a palm
tree, but you have a narrow
space available for a tree. Certain palms should be ruled out: i.e. Fishtail
Palm, Kentia Palm, and Areca Palm because their
fronds spread widely. A good choice will be either a Bamboo Palm
Tree or Raphis Palm, which are more linear trees with shorter
fronds, so they work well in tighter areas.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a great focal
the Fishtail Palm, Kentia Palm and Areca Palm will spread out
beautifully and make a great statement. Some other great choices
are the Camellia Leaf Tree, Olive Tree, Ficus Tree, and Maple Tree
which can be custom built with a full canopy. Keep in mind that if
you are placing a focal tree in an area of a room where people
will be walking close by or partially under the tree, you should
consider choosing a tree with sufficient height so that the
foliage can spread wide after @ 6' tall, without obstructing foot
traffic - minimum 10" - 12" OAH.
For high ceilings 14Õ and above, care should be taken not to
place a tree so small in size that it appears dwarfed in the room.
In a room with @ 14' ceilings, a focal tree should be at least 8'
tall, in a room with 18' + ceilings, a focal tree should be at
least 10' - 12' tall.
Trees going behind furniture:
If your tree is going to be placed behind a piece of furniture
like a sofa sectional or chair, you may want to consider having
the tree custom shaped. For example, beginning the foliage of the
tree above the level of the sofa sectionalso the foliage will not
interfere with people sitting on the sofa.
2. STYLE OF TREE:
Do you prefer a dense feel to the
tree, such as a Fishtail Palm,
Silver Birch,or Camellia Leaf Tree with a more solid look of
foliage throughout most of the tree? Or are you envisioning
something more see-through, such as a Dracaena Margenata, Ming
Aralia Tree or Bamboo Palm Tree? Or how about a very dramatic look
- the Giant Bird of Paradise is a great choice.
3.STYLE OR MOTIF
OF ROOM OR SPACE:
Some types of
trees can be effectively used in many different style environments.
The Ficus Tree is a good example of this type of versatile tree.
When you have a specific theme or style in the space, you may want
to get more selective. Some suggestions for a:
Tropical theme: Aloe Trunk
Palm, Giant Bird of Paradise, Fishtail Palm,
Kentia Palm, Areca Palm and Bougainvillea Tree
Traditional setting: Ficus
Tree, Silver Birch Tree, Capensia Tree,
Camellia Leaf Tree, Kentia Palm, Maple Tree, Magnolia Tree
Oriental motif: Ming Aralia
Tree, Japanese Maple, Bamboo Palm, Wisteria
Contemporary style: Dracaena Margenata
Tree, Giant Bird of Paradise, Kentia
Dracaena Margenata & Yucca Trees, Olive Trees, Mimosa
4. EXISTING COLORS:
Most of the green
leaf trees will work well color-wise in most rooms. Just be aware
that certain green leaf trees have multi-colors to their leaves,
i.e. the Capensia Tree foliage has a deep reddish/burgundy color
to the underside of the leaf, and the Maple Tree foliage has a
slight multi-coloration to the leaves including oranges &
browns. (The Maple Tree can be custom ordered with primarily
autumn coloration). And, of course, the colors of blossom-type
trees, i.e. Bougainvillea Trees, Magnolia Trees, Wisteria Trees
and Dogwood Trees should be a consideration in the room.
EXISTING LIVE TREES IN ROOM:
trees have become closer to life-like in their appearance in
recent years, there are still subtle differences between
artificial and natural trees that can be more apparent when in
close proximity of each other. If you are placing an artificial
tree or trees in a room with existing natural trees, we recommend
choosing a different variety than the natural trees.
For example, if
you have an existing palm in the room, you can choose something in
the palm family, just not the exact variety.
There is a wide
range in pricing for the different types of silk trees available.
If your budget is tight, some good choices will be:
Ficus Tree, Silver Birch Tree, and Capensia Tree.
Also, many types
of trees can be value engineered to meet your budget parameters.
They are constructed with the same high quality materials and
craftsmanship, but with a little less wood and foliage - and the
price can usually be reduced by 20%!
TREES WITH DECORATIVE CONTAINERS:
construct trees that are to be placed into decorative containers
with very narrow openings at the top of the container, or very
narrow containers. This limits some types of trees, i.e. the
Fishtail Palm has a broad base, which requires at least a12Ó
opening . The double-trunk Aloe Trunk Palm is another type of tree
requiring a good size opening.
So, if you have an unusual shaped container that you have
selected for your tree, make sure you have information regarding
the dimensions of the container when you place your tree order.