A beautiful green "flower" arrangement made out of foliage to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Image: Martha Stewart
Posted on 03/17/2011 at 02:53 AM in Floral Design, Floral Inspirations, Holiday, Plants and Foliage | Permalink
Are You Making These 3 Common Mistakes With Your Plants?
Plants Doing Nothing for Your Room?
Are you wondering why the plants in your space don't look like the ones in the magazines and design blogs.
They can do wonders for a room when done right. But let's face it. Most plants you see in real people's homes are an afterthought.
Common Mistakes and Solutions
Here are 3 common mistakes and solutions to help you incorporate plants into your space more successfully.
There are probably more than 3. If I discover any more, I'll let you know.
Mistake 1 You just stick the plants in a bunch in the corner somewhere hoping for the best. With little thought about how they actually look.
Solution: Look at the space you have. Place one plant at a time in that area to see how it looks. Train your eye by noticing where plants are placed in rooms created by designers.
Also pay attention to the type and size of plants they use. You'll have to research what will thrive best in your own space though. But you get the idea?
Mistake 2: You leave the plants in those same cheap plastic pots they came in. You know who you are! You don't even bother to remove that sticker on the side of the pot.
Solution: Actually, leaving them in the same pot is a good idea. Just take that pot and place it into a larger, decorative pot or urn without holes.
Before you do, put some stones or broken clay pots at the bottom of the urn so that the plant will have proper drainage.
Mistake 3: You give little thought to the size of the plant in relation to where you're going to put it. You've got a big space and you buy a plant in a 2" pot. It's way too small for the space.
Solution: Big space?. Get a big plant. Or big space? Get a group of good-sized plants. These could be medium and large sized plants.
The idea is to get plants with a presence. That means the plants are either unusual enough or large enough to make a statement in the room.
This will bring drama to your space and help it look a bit more like a well-designed room.
What mistakes have you made trying to bring plants into your home or office?
Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel
Posted on 03/16/2011 at 09:48 AM in Decorating, Plants and Foliage | Permalink
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