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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Are You Missing The GREEN?!

Have you ever noticed that after Christmas is over and all the decorations are down the house you once loved, looks a little drab and flat?!

I figured out what was the problem years ago. We miss the GREEN!!

 The tree is such a huge focal point in our homes. By the time we add the greenery on mantels, bookshelves and tables you are missing a lot of green when you take down your holiday decor.

Green, especially natural green always adds such a fresh look to a room.

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Just look at how fresh this entry looks with the pop of green in the apples and the flowers!

I think from now on, before we take down all of our Christmas decorations it would be  good idea to go out and buy a few new house plants.  That will help us keep that natural fresh look.

Let's look at some ideas on how we can add fresh plants to our homes.......

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Buy some inexpensive herbs and put on a window sill. Not only a great look but also very useful in cooking.

I added fresh herbs in my own kitchen………

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I love a white orchid and in a simple white pot it is perfection.

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A few fresh flowers in simple vases adds some life to a room also.

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This is one of my all time favorite pictures with the rosemary topiaries in rustic pots. Even the red apples are reminiscent of Christmas red and green.

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More white orchids and green apples. Love this room! The black and white striped chairs are the perfect touch in my book.

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A large palm in the corner is a great addition in this already beautiful room. I see a recurring theme here.  More white orchids!

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In my own dining room for the summer I use Boston ferns in urns.

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So dear readers if you feel as if your home looks a bit drab after taking out all of your holiday decor, add some green with plants. I did another post on adding plants to your decor, here, if you would like to read it.

Check out this post over at Delight by Design for another way to add green to your home.

Here is another post on adding some green over at O so D a blog I really enjoy reading.

How do you bring back life to your rooms after you take down your decorations?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Bring green into your rooms for a fresh look!