Finding a Fiddle Leaf Fig

While pinning away on Pinterest, I’ve come to realize that many of the living spaces that I like have one thing in common – a gorgeous, lush tall plant in the corner!  And more often than not, that plant is a Fiddle Leaf Fig (also known as a ficus lyrata).   Just look at how beautifully these trees frame the window and fill in the empty corners!

Tidbits&Twine Fiddle Leaf Fig

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I have been on the hunt for an {inexpensive} Fiddle Leaf Fig tree for some time now with no luck.  It’s not that I can’t find one, it’s that I can’t find one for less than $200!  Yes, I know I could get a small one at my local home improvement store, train it from a multi-trunk shrub into a tree and wait for it to grow, but patience is not exactly my nature (working on that!).  Instead, the search continues.  But if you have a good source, please let me know!

In the meantime, I’ll share with you why I love Fiddle Leaf Figs.  I am completely in love with the deep green, glossy color of the leaves.  They help transform an empty corner into a lush space!

Tidbits&Twine Office Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Tidbits&Twine Corner Fiddle Leaf Fig

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I also love that they can grow to be quite tall if you let them.  In the photo below, the Fiddle Leaf Fig helps to balance out the height of the furniture across from it, but doesn’t add the weight or bulk that a piece of furniture would add.

Tidbits&Twine Fiddle Leaf Fig Entryway

 

The large size of the leaves also keeps the plant from looking to busy, as can happen with other large houseplants that have small leaves.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Foyer

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I also consider the fiddle leaf fig to be a decorating neutral.  By this I mean that it is a plant that works well with any decorating style, so regardless how your taste changes over time, you can always make it work in your home.

Tidbits&Twine Fiddle Leaf Fig Basket

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Tidbits&Twine Contemporary Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Tidbits&Twine Bright Fiddle Leaf Fig

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To date, I’ve owned three smaller ones and have managed to kill one because I didn’t have it in a place with enough light.  (As it turns out, they need ample light.)  I’ve considered the idea of buying a fake tree and was thrilled when Pottery Barn recently came out with one, but after seeing it in person, I decided it doesn’t quite capture the look of a real tree.  So my search continues….

 

If you know of a good online source, please let me know!

 

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4 comments on Finding a Fiddle Leaf Fig

  1. Tamela
    September 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM (4 years ago)

    Try your local Garden Ridge store. You may get lucky and find one for under $150.00. Good luck.

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM (4 years ago)

      Tamela – Oh my goodness, I’ve never heard of Garden Ridge before (there aren’t any in CA) but I looked them up online and it looks like a decorator’s dream! I might have to work in a stop at one on our next road trip. :)

      Reply
  2. Autumn
    August 2, 2014 at 9:14 PM (3 years ago)

    I found a gorgeous topiary style tonight at my Lowe’s.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      August 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM (3 years ago)

      Yay!! Where are you going to put it? :)

      Reply

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