Decorating with Ferns
There are two distinct ways of decorating with greenery. Many people find their favorite plant, purchase it, and then rearrange the set-up of the room in a way that flatters and provides space for the plant. The second method is to arrange the house the way you want it, and then look for the right sized plants to fill in the spaces. Ferns are a great way to add nature into a room without taking too much space. The nature of the fern makes it a natural choice for smaller areas due to its fine, tiny leafage and ability to fill the space it is given as it matures. You can find a great selection of ferns, both real and silk. Ferns are pretty resilient, and are fairly easy to care for and maintain. Silk plants need no maintenance at all, and will stay the same size, so there is no need to worry about them growing too large. Unlike flowers, ferns do not naturally draw the attention of the eye but work well as backdrops to other home decor items. In this fashion you can set up a great theme or pattern using ferns as a backdrop and beautiful flower arrangements that pop out and catch the eye.
It is a growing trend in weddings to see more and more silk flowers among the decorations. Roses by far are the prominent silk flower selection for weddings. Similarly, there is a growing trend for silk roses in homes today. The prime reason for this movement is the resemblance to the actual flower and the durability of the silk. Silk roses will last anywhere from a couple years to decades, depending on the care that is given them. Besides adding roses to a flower arrangement in a pot or urn, they can be used to decorate anything from coffee tables to curtains. Remember that roses are best seen directly, so if your roses form your centerpiece, have some flowers pointing in different directions so that some can be seen from anywhere in the whole room. Adding a scent to your roses also gives your home a nice touch.
Involving Your Children in Interior Decorating
Many families with small children still have a strong desire for a well decorated home. This at times can seem to be counterproductive as children, especially very young kids, have a way of distracting from the natural flow of completing decor projects. Rather than trying to fight against kids for some time, have them join you! You can either get them involved in your project, or give them a separate one. If you want to change their room, not only will involving your children be a fun experience for them, they will be more likely to respect and protect their work. There are thousands and thousands of ideas with home decor that work with small children. Using hanging baskets, tall trees, and other large items that cannot be pulled down or messed up is always a good idea.
The Power of a Couple Minutes
Great interior decorating does not have to take a lot of time. With a couple minutes each day you can complete any one of the tasks listed below: One is to have a notebook where you write down ideas for redecoration and reorganization as they come to you. When you have enough time to do some decorating, this journal will be a gold mine for you. A second suggestion: we spend so much time every day cleaning things that will have to be cleaned again tomorrow or next week. Each day, take a few minutes to take care of something you will not have to worry about again for a month or two. By taking a few extra minutes a day for this, you can keep your home looking great. A third idea is to set aside five minutes a day to look up new ideas for home decor. Use the Internet or some magazines, and see if something catches your eye. By taking a few minutes a day for each of these tasks, having a tidy and attractive house is much more attainable.