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Bring the Outside In!

You’ve heard it lots of times. “Bring the outside in!” But what does that really mean? A lot of people likely imagine a house full of live plants that have to be watered and tended to. And for some people that’s right up their alley. But let’s face it, not everyone has a green thumb. And then you’re left with a shriveled plant that is now a new task of throwing it in the garbage and you’re out the money that it cost to buy it. There will always be a time and place for real plants inside the home as they do provide a sense of freshness that, more often than not, isn’t found in alternatives.

A beautiful example of a fresh floral arrangement.

Those with green thumbs are undeniably lucky, but there are so many other ways to bring the outdoors in outside of fresh foliage that’s potted or placed in a vase. Artificial plants are next on the list. People tend to shy away from the idea of faux foliage because it can look very cheap and collect dust. But there are far more pros than cons, especially if you know where to look. We have some wonderful vendors who do amazing faux floral arrangements. Unlike the plastic plants you find at your local supermarket that are flimsy and cheap, there are options out there that cost a little bit more, but the results are worth every penny.

Go for color! Green is always beautiful, but a bit of variety can really brighten up a space, especially in winter. Selecting colors that coordinate with the season is also something to consider. A bright pink flower might feel out of place when it’s chilly outside. And deep reds and purples might not be welcome in spring. The end result is that your home will feel full of life and have wonderful pops of color that last year-round! You can select custom combinations for dining tables and other statement arrangements, and have everlasting ferns to brighten up the empty corners of your home.

Moss is a great alternative to potted plants if you’re still wanting something real! It’s easy to maintain, comes in a variety of colors, lasts year-round, and best of all can be displayed in all kinds of ways other plants can’t be! This lush, low profile foliage can be made into works of art and hung on walls or displayed in lower profile pots on table tops. Air plants have been another big hit in recent years. They require a minimal amount of water and can be displayed without the need for messy soil.

Whether you have a green thumb or prefer something low maintenance, bringing the outside in during any time of year offers an organic, natural vibe that is sure to brighten up any home.


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