Monday, March 25, 2013

Props for Plants

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I've been busy making changes to my bedroom once again because I'm getting ready to re-paint it.  I keep fighting the green color and busy floral design of the comforter and I'm not winning!  So..........I'm going to repaint my room (probably white) and I've already made several changes to my room.  White bedding to go with the new shams, burlap drapes, de-cluttered table tops etc. I brought in pops of color through flowers.  I want a feminine farmhouse style bedroom.  Here is a sneak peek (minus the new wall color).  The wall color is going to completely change the room.


I also wanted to share some ideas for enhancing your plants around your home.  I like to use different containers for height, or texture.  I think the container is just as important as the plant/flower that you put in it.  It should fit the style of the room as well as the size of the space it's going in.

Here is the newest one on my coffee table.


These flowers fit in this basket perfectly without obstructing our view of the TV.  The basket adds much needed texture to a mostly white room.  

Another look I love is a concrete style container.  This one is small and holds a fern in the foyer.




In my sitting room, I added this concrete looking capital.  It gives interest to the plants and well as height.






In my dining room, I used my olive bucket to hold lavender bushes.  It's a nice alternative to the pillows that were on the bench before.



Also, I found if you have a plant that you like but it's just a wee bit too small on it's own, you can place it in a larger container and it will give it more substance.  Such as this little plant in a larger white bowl.


I don't like a lot of tchotchkes so I guess that's why I like to decorate with flowers and plants so much.

I know a lot of you have been still putting up with snow in your area.  It has been cold and windy here too.  Is ANYONE feeling Spring weather yet???!!!  We're supposed to get pine straw delivered and spread out today despite the windy conditions.  This should be interesting!  I'm just happy that I don't have to do it this year though.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

32 comments:

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh boy, there is that olive bucket I love sooo much....The lavender makes it look so springy too...will have to pin this...BTW Kelly...I am so close to 10,000 page views...I'm not even sure if that is good or bad for a cpuple of month of blogging but either way I am really excited..

Pondside said...

All such pretty ideas, Kelly. I like the use of the baskets, especially.
It's spring here, but not as warm as it could be. I'm hoping for a sunny Easter!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your changes look great Kelly...I love the shot in your dining room with the olive bucket and lavender!
Looking forward to seeing all the changes in your master!
Have a great week!

Ron said...

Kelly- I too love the olive bucket with the springs of lavender. This says Spring to me. Spring has Sprung!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Pretty Spring like touches Kelly. Awaiting for the changes in your master. :-)
Hugs, Gee

Anne said...

Oh I can't wait to see what changes you make to your room.Can't go wrong with white.And there are so many colors of white too.It is the perfect backdrop for whatever you add to your room.LOVE all of your planters.I don't like allot of littles either.Like keeping things simple.
xx
Anne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

happy bedroom painting! Love how you used the plants/flowers to add some Spring...I think Mr. Groundhog definitely got it wrong this year

Maria Chappel said...

Keep up the great work, the complete makeover is simply nice and in a lot of larger detail. Cool work.pantry doors

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your bedroom is going to be so peaceful when you finish...love your plant containters.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

oops I mean containers...

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Love all of your ideas and can't wait to see everything all done! You've got lots of energy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Holly Browning said...

tchotchkes....oh yah! I got ya on that one. lol - I rather decorate with greens to tchothckes, too. Lovely photos - pinned the white flowers in the basket.

Olive said...

Love, love the lavender in the olive bucket Kelly. My Christmas cactus is blooming. So is it an Easter cactus?

Bonnie said...

I always enjoy your changes. Texture is very important to all vignettes. You do it well.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I'm always curious about the pine straw you have in the south. I guess it is similar to our cedar mulch -helps prevent weeds in garden beds and helps with moisture? The plans for your bedroom sound lovely. I would love to paint our bedroom but I have too many other projects and painting lined up.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the olive bucket with the lavender, it has to smell so nice!
I can't wait to see your bedroom painted white too!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love how you use different containers! Really makes your plants stand out. Can't wait to see your bedroom done - it looks pretty so far! Nothing like a nice refreshing!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Loving all your props, Kelly.

Marissa said...

Kelly, I just love the Olive bucket with the lavender ..lavender is my favorite it relaxes me...and makes me feel cozy...Love it..

chateau chic said...

Great tips for using greens and flowers around your home.
Mary Alice

Linda said...

It was COLD in Houston this morning - but flowers are blooming and skies were blue! And COLD in Houston is not really cold.
Love seeing your beautiful home!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love all the plants, but the lavender in your olive bucket is something I'd love to incorporate into my decor. Very pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bedroom is going to look wonderful. We just painted over the moss green in our living room with a creamy white and I am loving the difference. It changes the look of colors and patterns in fabric, too.

Love all of your planter ideas. I have a basket similar to the one on your coffee table, now I'm thinking of stenciling numbers on it like yours. ;-D

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

I like decorating with plants, too, Kelly. You have some gorgeous ones and your displays of them are all lovely. There is nothing like green in a house to make it feel alive! xo Diana

Andrea said...

A new cost of paint is always so refreshing for a room! Can't wait to see the changes you make

cynthia lee designs said...

Six inches of snow here!
Can't wait to see your room when you have it all done.
hugs,
Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Loving your added spring touches. Can't wait to see your bedroom's new do. I want to paint my walls the same as the ceiling some day.That will lighten it up some.

Missy George said...

I love your arrangements Kelly..I can't have anything like those around my house..Mr Max will eat them...

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love the large basket with the whites on your coffee table!!
All looks so beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You always come up with the greatest "props"...all of the arrangements are beautifully displayed in those wonderful containers!!...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh Kelly I am so excited for your bedroom makeover! The floral was pretty, but it just didn't seem like "you" anymore. I can't wait to see what you've done!!

Marcella said...

I like the capital under the plants! I will copy your idea, if I will found it!!! It's so hard! ;) look my blog if you love old object, kisses