Look-a-like interiors are everywhere, from faux fur to imitation leathers, marble, concrete and wood the demand for ‘fakes’ is on the rise, and we absolutely get why. Whilst there’s no denying that the real McCoy is often a wonderful indulgence, there are several reasons why we could all be opting for the alternatives…
Purse-friendly possibilities – a fairly obvious one but by choosing an imitation finish as opposed to the solid marble / antiqued wood / buttery ostrich skin you are likely to be saving a pretty penny… the perfect excuse to splash out on a few additional goodies, right?! Be bold, be opulent, be adventurous… the opportunities are endless. We love this full on marble-effect wall, created by Great Interior Design Challenge 2017 winner Daniela Tasca York on the show. What a show-stopper!
Ethical motives – Whether you’re against the use of animal skins and furs, you believe that the world’s trees should stay firmly in the ground or you have a deep-rooted hatred for the production of concrete, there’s no denying that their doppleganger counterparts are often kinder to the environment and carry less guilty weight. Whilst the interiors industry is getting better and better at sourcing the real deal (and trust us, we would never stock anything that has been poorly treated or farmed unethically), if you can get a cosy and snug faux fur throw without harming a furry little critter in the process then why would you ever go for the real deal?
Keep it moving – have you ever tried to lift a solid concrete table, or a marble-topped trolley? It’s heavy! Using an imitation, or even engineered alternative will make for much easier positioning and transportation, allowing you to update your look and switch up your schemes on a regular basis
Broaden your horizons – We may not all have an exposed brick wall, or space for an at-home library, but by using a touch of trickery we can all achieve the same illusion. That’s right, wallpaper trickery! Plastering on any design you desire can transform your home into a wooden cabin, industrial concrete block, even a seductive leather cave (think Christian Grey with a touch of class)… the world really is your oyster. The best part – it costs a fraction of the price and can be changed at the drop of a hat!
So if this all sounds too good to be true then why not follow our lead… we’ve rounded up our favourite faux finds for easy updates throughout the home.
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