Though each season is fun to decorate for, winter decorations seem to hold a special place in everyone?s hearts. Keep in mind as you decorate with plants and other foliage how the changes in weather and temperature will affect them. Wintry flowers (poinsettias, many white flowers, and a few other species), coniferous plants and elements, and bare tree branches can all be used to create a beautiful winter display. Inevitably your winter decorations will involve Christmas colors and elements, including wreaths and garlands. However, if you're planning to use this decor through the winter season, base your decor design on more generic wintry elements that can be added to during the Christmas season.
Plants as Interior D?cor
One of the best things to remember when you're designing for home silk plants is the size of the plant. For instance, if you are looking to decorate for a kitchen table the best size is around one foot to two feet. Also, look for plants with broad leaves?they look flattering on plants of this size. When you are placing plants in a corner, you will want taller plants with elongated leaves, which lead the eye from top to bottom and back up. Guidelines like these help enhance the beauty of your home. If you want a fresh look without the hassle and maintenance of real plants, choose a high-quality silk plant. They last much longer, they aren?t appealing to insects, and they are easy to take care of.
Designing Wedding Flowers
There are few times in one?s life as thrilling as a wedding. Every wedding can do with some flower decorations to heighten the attractiveness of the ceremony and/or celebrations. Flowers can be used not only as decorations but as part of the ensemble for many people in the wedding. The bridesmaids and women of the family have corsages; the best man, father of the bride, and groom usually have boutonnieres; most important of all is the bride?s bouquet. There are flowers decorating the wedding site and the reception area. If you are a beginning florist or are trying to save money by doing this yourself, the task may seem a bit daunting?and like any daunting task, it is best tackled in phases. As you decide what the overall style of the wedding will be, think about the color, then the types of flowers to be used, followed by possible designs for arrangements. The color is usually a very simple decision as the bride will already be choosing the color or colors for the wedding. When it comes to choosing which types of flowers will be used, the bride may have some strong preferences there. Roses are a very traditional choice. The most difficult decision is often with how the flowers are arranged, because there are so many choices. The best way is often to stick to two or three ?looks? and apply them to all the decorations you use. If you follow these steps, you will do a great job regardless of how practiced you are!
The Benefits of Hanging Plants
No matter the size of your house, adding hanging plants make for a great and non-invasive decorative touch. It is nice to have a good variety of plants in your home?different sizes and different placements make the whole area seem fresh and outdoorsy. Most often hanging plants get placed in a corner of the room, which is a great way to spruce up some of the more neglected, dusty areas of your house. Another benefit is that hanging plants in corners make them unobtrusive?they don?t take up any needed space. It is important to hang your plant correctly so that it does not someday crash to the floor. For very large plant, you will probably need to attach a sturdy hook to a beam in the ceiling. For lighter, smaller plants, plastic and wooden hooks are usually fine, and you can often just screw them in where you want. You have many choices available to you, so look around online or in gardening stores until you find something that fits your home. Whether real or artificial, a hanging plant is yet another tool to use in your home d?cor.