Just a Dash of (Part 3)… Something Alive!
There are many different interior design styles to suit the needs and preferences of everyone. In most cases, there are elements from each style that are exclusive to that one style, as well as those components that cross over to other styles. However, there are only a few elements that I would say universally suit EVERY decor. One example is the inclusion of live (or freshly cut) plants and flowers into any space! Look at these different examples of styles that all incorporate something “alive” into their designs…..
FRESH CUT GREENERY:
Every room in the house can benefit from the addition of plants and flowers… Even bathrooms!
Porches are also an excellent place to add plants! In doing so, the outdoors is connected with the indoor furniture elements.
The benefits of adding greenery to your space obviously include an aesthetic appeal. However, plants also clean the air and bring the outdoors inside. The universal element of “nature” speaks to all of us on some level, and we can all relate to it.
The one caution I have about adding living plants to your home is that you actually keep them alive and healthy. There is nothing worse than when I see dead plants hanging around the homes of my interior design clients. There has probably been an entire truckload of failing plants that have met their tragic dumpster fates by the will of my hands! All plants should beware upon my arrival at your home! My advice would be to start with plants that are easy to maintain and manage and build up from there.
No matter what your budget or decor, from luxury interior design to the smallest of cottages, plants and flowers are almost always acceptable choices for your spaces. So, if you are working on a home remodel or just sprucing up a current design, consider inserting something live into your home!
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, CONTACT ME FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION!
NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY