Since we’re all trying to find a glimmer of spring in a long, dark, winter, it’s absolutely no wonder that faux plants are going viral online. Olive trees, in particular, are having a major moment.
Real olive tree care can be tricky in colder climates, so it's no surprise that this viral Costco faux olive tree keeps selling out in less than five minutes. Olive trees can add a sense of refined elegance to any space, offering brightening, light trunks with deep green leaves for interest. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, from simple black olive tendrils to larger, more exotic looks, and you’re bound to find an option that’ll fit in perfectly with your home decor.
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So while you may not want to plant a tree in the middle of your living room, a faux tree might be a way bringing some sunshine to a wintry living room. I don't like everything on the market, but after scouring the internet I've found a handful of cute options.
Best faux olive trees 2024
You couldn’t expect Studio McGee not to hop on the olive tree trend, and I absolutely adore their version from Target. The leaves are lush and full, while the pretty ceramic pot is close to that out-of-stock Costco favorite.
If you’re looking for your olive tree to make a huge statement in a realistic pot, the West Elm Olive Tree comes in a rustic urn for some mid-century modern charm. The cement and sand make it look more realistic, too.
Adorned with silk leaves that come in multiple shades of green to mimic a real olive tree, this option from Wayfair easily checks all the boxes if you’re looking for a realistic plant for your home. The included small rattan pot adds a boho chic look.
This Pottery Barn Olive Tree adds a silvery touch to your living space, and the wide angles and sweeping style make sure it stands out. The olive details allow it to look more delicate than most other options.
This lifelike Crate & Barrel Olive Tree boasts curvy branches and a commanding seven-foot presence. You can even accessorize it with a number of fun planters of your choice.
The coolest part about this Faux Olive Tree from Birch Lane is the fact that it comes in three different sizes, so it’ll fit into just about any space. That includes tricky, narrow spots like entryways or hallways.
Trust Amazon sellers to come up with an affordable yet stylish take on the olive tree trend. This option has silk leaves and genuine-looking fruits for a fun feel.
This Olive Tree is so incredibly lightweight at only 12 pounds, so you can move it around as you see fit. It’s a little flimsier than other options, but if you only need it for a small space or short period of time, it’s ideal.
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The best part of faux olive trees is the fact that they’re incredibly versatile, even being able to look great in areas that don’t get enough light. Consider adding them next to your living room couch or beside your bed for a comforting feel, or place them at your entryway to invite your guests into your home in style.
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Nikhita is the Style Editor for Homes & Gardens, making sure our home-savvy readers are always aware of the latest trends and deepening their knowledge of classic design. Nikhita graduated with her Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism from New York University, and has spent a decade in interior design and shopping roles at shelter publications ELLE DECOR and Domino Magazine.
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