If you are looking for a way to brighten the look and feel of your home, one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with colour. When most people hear this suggestion, they assume it means that they have to paint their house. This is not the case. While painting, whether interior or exterior, is certainly one way to add colour to your home, it is not your only option.
A great way to bring colour to your home is through plants and flowers. This is true whether you are talking about your living room, your entry walk, or your backyard. In reality, plants and flowers are one of the few decorating tools that you can use both indoors and outdoors as well.
If you have a green thumb, you might be able to brighten the exterior of your home with some landscaping design and a bit of manual labour By planting a mixture of plants and flowers, you can establish a luxurious look and feel for your yard, with a combination of colours patterns and textures. If you plan well, you can have flowers in bloom for months each year.
If you are one of those fortunate people who have a green thumb, and you are able to grow a variety of flowers in your yard, you have a ready-made source of decorating supplies for the interior of your home as well. There is little that can bring a smile to a person’s face faster than a colourful bouquet of flowers. Think about walking into your living room and seeing a floral arrangement in a beautiful vase sitting on your coffee table.
The use of plants and flowers to add life and colour to the interior of your home can be a quick and easy decorating tool. Arranging plants throughout your home, whether on bookcases, tables or window boxes can add life and energy to your home. You can add a variety of colour to the mix by putting fresh cut flowers in vases and positioning them on the dining table, in the family room, or even in every bedroom.
If you don’t have the time, energy, or skill to grow your own plants and flowers, you have no need to worry. There is still a very feasible way for you to accessorise your home to appear as if you spent hours in the garden or at the florist. One of the great advancements in decorating is in the area of artificial plants and flowers.
If you still have the old style plastic artificial flowers pictured in your mind, make that picture go away. Today, most of the more authentic looking artificial plants and flowers are made of silk. Some of them are so realistic looking that you have to reach out and touch them to know that they are not real. With a little creativity, and some silk plants and flowers, you can make your house a brighter and more colourful place.