Spring is just around the corner in my part of the country, but sometimes it is a loooooooong corner! So in the meantime while I’m waiting for March to march right on out of here (because in my part of the world, March is the ugliest month ever!), I start looking to cheer me up with some fabulous HOUSE PLANTS. So this year SUCCULENTS seem to be all the rage. You know, those are the plants that look like little cacti and some look all rubbery. I love these because they can be used in taller arrangements and in arrangements that are so flat they can fit in the tiniest of spaces.
You can stick a plant in almost anything. Get creative. Use an old boot, that piece of pottery stuck back in the corner of the cupboard, glass apothecary jar with layers of plant mix and pebbles, galvanized buckets. Just keep an eye open for any interesting object with a whole in the top. I bet you can stick a plant in it! Here are 10 potting ideas that i absolutely loved.
I’m so excited to see that house plants are making a comeback. But what I find most interesting is that decorators are no longer ashamed to use a little artificial greenery to energize a corner, a counter, a table, or even a patio.
Now, that being said, there are artificial flora (A.F.) and then there are FAKE plants! Some are so bad you would be much better off with nothing than one of those ferns or ivies that show more of their plastic spine than their leaves. DON’T GO THERE!! Choose carefully and only use a few. I would choose to use A.F. in areas of my home that didn’t get enough sunlight for most plants, even then, with A.F. less is usually more. Something small on top of something else, for example.
Topiaries flanking a door, inside or out, make an entertaining statement. They can be a little pricey so just wait for that “buy 1 get 2nd half off” coupon and then make an investment.
Get a little crazy! Think outside the proverbial pot! The greens are only ½ the tale. Adapt the plant to it’s space by using relative elements:
Bathrooms go through a lot! Instead of hating every part of your bathroom, use these simple upgrade ideas to make you feel like you’re bathing in luxury again!
Cozy, cozy, cozy! Beds should be delicious, like an ice cream sundae with a million toppings! Layer after layer of scrumptious billowy goodness waiting to be devoured!
The problem with most beds is that we quit too soon. We throw on bed sheets, cover them with a comforter, add a couple matching pillow shams and call it good……….how dreadfully sad. Typically the largest piece of furniture in our homes with tons of potential, and what do we do? We dress it like a drab, frumpy, unfashionable old maid!
Let’s take a look at what some dressing up can do.
Add Color and Art
Add a Unique Headboard
Add Shape and Variety
TIP: You don’t have to buy everything at once. Print some pictures of a bed you really, really like. Stick them in your purse. When you’re out shopping look for some of those delicious toppings on sale!