Fresh Ideas for Your Home
Brighten up the Colder Months with Flowers
Flowers can make the whole year feel like spring.
It may not be spring, but that doesn’t mean you should stop decorating with flowers. After all, they have a magical way of brightening up the colder months. And with the right varieties and a touch of creativity, you can enjoy gorgeous arrangements all year round.
So what types of flowers work best this time of year?
The great thing about tulips is that they can survive colder temperatures — even those that drop to minus 40 degrees
Fahrenheit. For a warm, seasonal look, frame your tulip arrangement with berries.
Amaryllises and Primroses
Colorful houseplants like amaryllises and primroses will brighten up your space well into the winter months. Arrange
them along a side table, and add a few evergreen branches for the finishing touch.
If you have a lot of white or cream in your room, red roses are a great way to give your space a splash of color. To
create some visual interest, try combining them with eucalyptus pods or pine needles.
Limes and kumquats
Incorporating limes or kumquats into a flower arrangement made of narcissus and jasmine adds a colorful accent,
beautiful aroma and tropical feel to your home. Make sure to insert the sturdy branches first to protect the delicate
While you may typically buy poinsettias for the holidays, they can actually last a whole lot longer. And even when the
flowers fall off, you can still enjoy plenty of greenery. Just be careful — poinsettias are poisonous to pets.
Think outside the vase. If you want a really extraordinary arrangement, old watering pots, tin cans and glass bottles offer a truly unique look.
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