I am a tropical weather girl. I grew up in Jamaica and moved to the United States at age 24. It is no accident why Ft. Lauderdale Florida was my city of choice to set up my homestead. The weather was very much like it was back home.
Fast forward 17 years later to today and I am practically freezing my buns off here in Houston – which by the way, I also chose for its mild climate. Mild? Not feeling that this winter.
Anyway, besides layers and layers of clothing and running the heat all day, I have been looking for inexpensive ways to bring in some warmth and cheerfulness to my home and studio for the winter.
Bringing in fresh flowers is a great way to add a sense of warmth and cheerfulness in your home for the winter. Click here for instructions from HGTV.com in creating the beautiful arrangement pictured above
When plant life becomes dormant and lifeless during the cold season, a touch of greenery and vibrant color inside can lift your mood.
One of my favorite flowers to decorate with are orchids. They have such a sculptural beauty, yet soft and exotic. They always catch my attention. I have never walked into a room with orchids and not notice them I also love succulents, especially for those with a black thumb like me. They require very little attention and yet reward you with beauty and texture. And if succulents aren’t low maintenance enough, but you still want colorful flowers in your home for the winter, you can always go with a faux floral arrangement
Yep, I said it! Faux flowers have come a long way since your grandma’s plastic red roses 🙂
They look so real these days. The arrangement pictured above is proof of just how beautiful they can be in your home.
If flowers are not readily available in your neck of the woods, you can still bring a bit of nature in with twigs, branches and berries
They offer a very casual and effortless feel.
And for a really dramatic and sculptural effect…….
Now it’s your turn……
What are some of your favorite flowers to decorate with during the winter?
Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!
Veronica Solomon, Casa Vilora Interiors VeronicaSolomon.com