I have always loved gardening and decorating both the inside as well as the outside of my home. Plants have a special way of bringing a space to life and brightening up even the darkest rooms. That is exactly what my goal has been during this never-ending Winter, bringing some life to a dark space.
March is days away and yet we are still covered in snow and ice, being slammed by the wind every time we peek our noses out of the door and the forecast just keeps saying the same thing, more snow to come. It is getting kind of ridiculous really and I just can’t wait to stroll through my garden and feel the sun on my face again. Since those days are few and far between as a resident of the great state of Iowa, I have decorated my home with plants, both real and faux.
One of my favorite indoor plants to decorate with is a common houseplant called Pothos or Devils Ivy. I like this plant for decorating for a few different reasons. One of the main reasons is its ability to grow an entirely different plant from its cuttings. After cutting off a good healthy stem from this plant and placing it in a cup of water, you will be “cloning” it. Multiplying this plant and using it’s new growths in different places throughout your home is why this plant is perfect for decorating.
Another plant that I love to decorate with is a Fern. It has a beautiful shape, it cleans the air, and it looks great in any setting you put it in.
If you are like I used to be and have a hard time keeping plants alive you may want to consider decorating with faux plants. If you select the right ones, they can look just as good as the real thing.
My daughter recently picked up a succulent for her bedroom, faux plants are a great option for a kids room. I think my daughter could grow her own plants and remember to water them regularly because she takes great care of her multiple beta tanks. She could keep them alive, that I am sure of, but what I worry about is the mess that they can leave behind. I don’t like the idea of having water rings on her dresser or soil in her carpet so I am happy that she has selected a hearty plant of the fake variety.
Although that succulent is adorable, that is not my favorite faux plant in the house, that title goes to a gift my husband gave me for Valentine’s Day.
He paid a welder to make these roses for me. I had no idea until he came home looking for art supplies to finish them off, some paint from my office. I keep all of the paint under lockdown because usually if something is getting painted I am all over that job, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Some time had past and I forgot all about his project and then on Valentine’s Day he handed them to me and said it’s no big deal, I just thought you would like these.
He was right! There is a part made with barbed wire that mimics the look of a thorn on the stems of these flowers. This was not only a thoughtful gift but also a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise dark space in my home.
What is your favorite type of plant to decorate your home with, real or faux?