One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters.
Sometimes the spring/summer season sneaks up on you, but you can’t neglect the task of beautifying your patio or deck. One great way to incorporate greenery is with planters. With such a range of sizes and styles available, you can really say something with planters.
When choosing planters, you can find something that provides contrast or select pieces that blend with the architecture, outdoors or indoors. There is such a variety of textures, colors, and shapes of planters –big pots filled with gorgeous plants make a major statement in a great room or sun room. Or, you can group smaller planters together on a wall, the stairs, or a console.
You can further customize planters with what you fill them with. The contents of your planters have just as much potential for variety, from flowers and herbs to trees and tall grasses. When choosing plants, take into consideration their height, texture, and color. Some plants repel pests while others make pleasant sounds when the wind moves through them.
For dressing up your own home for the holidays or as a hostess gift, nothing makes people smile like fresh flowers.
For dressing up your own home for the holidays or as a hostess gift, nothing makes people smile like fresh flowers. The holidays are a great time to year to add flowers to your decor, whether you use them to add cheer to the mantle or the dining room table. You don’t have to stick with a red and green theme — instead, think white, purple, and green. Rustic elements like branches, pine cones, berries, and luscious greenery also evoke the season. Here are some of my favorite examples of holiday flower arrangements.
Incorporating flowers into your holiday designs gives your decor an unexpected and memorable twist.
When you think of decorating for the holidays or creating a centerpiece for your table, you might think of evergreens, holly, pine cones, and berries before thinking of flowers. However, incorporating flowers into your holiday designs gives your decor an unexpected and memorable twist. You certainly aren’t limited to poinsettias, either!
Arrangements that include more than just flowers can also make a great centerpiece for the holidays. Leaves, feathers, acorns, and fruit are items you can use in different ways. Experiment with colors and textures, even adding elements you wouldn’t typically think of including in a floral arrangement. The finished effect can be surprising and eye-catching.
There’s no hard and fast rule that says your centerpiece has to be on the table. Look up and around and take advantage of accessories already present in the room. The materials in your arrangement an reflect the colors of the holiday without being composed of the typical trappings. The chandelier below is the perfect example of making an unexpected jump and decorating for the season without being literal. The green and red pieces evoke the holidays in a traditional, yet unexpected way.
Do you make flowers and greenery part of your holiday decorations?
There’s nothing like a bunch of colorful flowers or artful greenery to brighten any area, inside or out.
So far this winter, Mother Nature has spared us from a typical New England winter. Even still, by the end of January it’s hard to avoid wishful thoughts of warmer breezes, green buds on trees, and those first flowers to signal the start of spring. It’s the flowers in particular that I look forward to, not only for the season they symbolize but for the memories and sentiments they evoke. There’s nothing like a bunch of colorful flowers or artful greenery to brighten any area, inside or out.
We can’t hurry spring along, but here are some examples of arrangements and flowers I love.
Odds are you live near a florist or flower shop, which means there’s no reason to wait until spring to enjoy a beautiful bunch of flowers. Why not treat yourself to some cheerful blooms the next time you go out?