Bringing the outdoors in

Summer is around the corner and with all of this outdoor gardening: weeding, mulching, transplanting, setting up the vegetable and herb garden and adding a few annuals here and there for pops of colour, I almost forgot about the inside of the house.  No need to wait for beautiful blooms to add drama and interest.  Instead, clip some green sprigs from your yard or the side of the road!

Plants are my favourite, inexpensive, go-to home decor accessory.  They never go out of style or cost a fortune and go with virtually any decor.  Having something green and alive in your home will help draw people in and create warmth and interest.  It is the most simple decorating touch anyone can do!

When season’s change take a look around the house and move some things around.  “My Lady” statue (pictured above) was sitting on a shelf in my living room, I took her down and placed her in my entry, inserting a thin narrow glass vase in her center and filling her with maple branches clipped from my yard.  For more info and photos of my home’s entryway click HERE.

For vases think outside the box: mug, wine decanter or an empty salsa jar! Below, a green and mercury glass candle holder houses a few boxwood clippings from a hedge I have in the front yard.

Below: For zero dollars and little effort, I created a quick and simple table-scape!

The 101: No need to spend on pricey flowers or fancy plants, scour your yard, parks or the neighbours flower bed (with permission of course!) and create some simple inexpensive arrangements that will work with any decor!

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