Decorating with plants

Decorating with plants is an inexpensive way to add style and art to your home. We often overlook the importance of plants in a beautifully designed house. They not only add color and texture, they actually make our homes healthier. Taking care of house plants can also be very rewarding, I always love it when my orchids re-bloom.

As many of you know, I adore orchids. They are so versatile, and can work in any style home. The shape of an orchid is so sculptural, when you use an unusual container, moss and willow, you can create a very artistic and long lasting arrangement.

I also use a lot of herbs in my interior design, they smell good, look better and can be used in cooking! Lavender, thyme, rosemary and oregano are my favorites, they are the most durable. I can be rough when I am rushing…which is most of the time. I like pairing them with other natural elements like slabs of wood, birds nests, moss and branches.

Bulbs can be fun to use in your home too. They are easy to work with and add color, texture and scent to a tablescape or mantel. These arrangements only cost me about $5-7 to make.

Clustering plants in one container or clustering containers of plants can also be effective in interior design. Succulents are great in clusters and do not need much dirt to survive. I used a tree stump in one of these photos, I just added dirt and mini succulents into the holes. Succulents are interesting because they can look very modern in clean lined vessels and equally wonderful in rustic containers.

So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up your home…consider plants. They add a great deal of interest to a room.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you are surrounded by friends and family during this holiday season.

Let me know your thoughts, questions and design dilemmas,  by liking or commenting on this post.

Thank you for stopping by.

Best,

Celia

ALL PHOTOS BY THE INCREDIBLY TALENTED LIZ DONNELLY

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