Bringing the outdoors in: Decorate your home with these plants and greenery
Winter 2021 has made a major impression across the country. Many can agree that the time to say goodbye to snow and hello to warmth and sunshine can’t come soon enough. While it’s difficult to tell exactly when the weather will stay consistently pleasant, there are certain ways to bring the outdoors inside and create the illusion of spring or summer inside of your home. Hues like gray, yellow, teal and magenta are some colors to consider for the upcoming season, as Architectural Digest covered in its round-up of the Color of the Year predictions for 2021.
But painting the walls and purchasing new comforting accents are not the only routes you can take to bring the outdoors in: plants and greenery can make a major statement in your home, especially this time of year.
Interested in bringing flowers and houseplants into your home? Here are a few lingering questions you may have, answered:
Where do you start?
If introducing plants to your living space has been on your mind for a while but you’re not sure where to get started, consider this thought for inspiration: The last thing you want to do is fill a room with flowers and houseplants without paying attention to how much water, sun and overall nurturing they need. Therefore, starting in an area like a sunroom makes the most sense; consider it the transitional area between the outdoor and indoor living spaces in your home. From there, you’ll get a better understanding of how much attention your plants need and then you can move them throughout the home.
You may find that certain styles of furniture and overall room themes work well with houseplants and fresh flowers. Rattan and wicker furniture options have become very popular for indoor settings and can complement a room full of fresh greenery seamlessly.
Fresh or fake?
For those who have never handled fresh indoor greenery before, or have a hard time keeping a vase of flowers fresh for just a few days after bringing them home, fake plants might be the better option. Of course, we strongly recommend going with the greenery that mimics the look of live plants. Then, you can have the spring and summer aesthetic without the upkeep, and you’ll be able to enjoy them year-round if you please. AND also recommended some faux favorites that range from almost lifelike to completely abstract and unique.
Can you ever have too many plants?
When it comes to how many houseplants you want to bring into your living space, remember that less is more. Filling the room to the brim with plants, especially if you’re new to this design consideration, can be more cluttering than inviting. We recommend starting with one or two table plants and adding a few floor plants as you feel more comfortable taking care of them.
If you place the plants in a room that feels like it needs more life, perhaps it’s the surrounding design scheme. Accent the room with floral cushions, pillows or rugs. Add natural-style lamps and botanical artwork. Use shades of blue, yellow and green for a spring touch. These elements can help you achieve the look you wanted to create with more houseplants.
No idea what you’re doing? Call Decorating Den Interiors
If you’ve never handled plants in your home — whether they’re real or fake — and you’re not quite sure how to style them, Decorating Den Interiors can help. One of our experienced, trusted design consultants can come to your house, free of charge, to evaluate your living space and provide a complimentary consultation.
Once the personal decorator gets an idea of the amount of space you’re working with, as well as the aesthetic of your home, he or she can devise a design plan to bring fresh or fake greenery into your home with ease.
Houseplants and flowers can be your ticket to springtime if the snow is still piled up in your front yard. Let a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors assist as you bring some life back into your home. Ready to get spring rolling through your living space early? Call us today to get started.