5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants

 5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With PlantsI am a plant lover because they are a sure (and easy) way of decorating a room and making it look gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with plants, not matter how many, which kind, or where from, unless you steal one from the Botanic Gardens, which I wouldn’t recommend anyway for obvious reasons.

(If you call yourself a plant killer, I want to assure you, you are not. You are simply a careless person that would rather hang out with friends or watch GOT instead of watering an alive being. I totally get it because I used to be that way, so I have one and only advice for you: water that plant once a week. No matter which kind, let’s start with small steps and water that plant every Sunday… not too much water, not too little. Set the alarm. See how it goes – it is a miracle- the plant will survive. You can worry about over or under watering it later, after you have developed feelings for the plant and decide you want to keep it in spite of friends and GOT).

Ok, enough rambling.

5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants

Here are 5 tips to decorate your home with plants.

1) The first one (and a no brainer) is to buy plants that are easy to care for. Which ones are those, you might ask. Well, a short list of very easy to care plants include: ZZ plants, english ivy, snake plants, spider plants, fiddle leaf figs etc, etc.

For more on fiddle leaf figs, go here!

For this post, I used: wire vine, succulents (duh!), philodendron silver, and kangaroo paw fern. Here they are:

wire vinesucculentsphilodendron silverkangaroo paw fernThe wire vine has an unusual look that I am attracted to. A certain messiness and magic. The succulents are an obvious choice. They are easy to care for because they will survive a long time with no water, but they won’t thrive if they are dry. Make sure to follow the advice I gave you two paragraphs ago and water them every week no matter what.  The philodendron silver has been a wonderful discovery. It refuses to die. I have one in a small container in my kitchen and it keeps on growing even when I over water it. Finally, the Kangaroo Paw Fern is elegant and durable, like a lot of ferns. I would recommend any of the plants above for a nice new friend.

2) Be creative when choosing containers.

Anything that could fit a plant can be considered a potential vessel. I found this bird cage (see photo below) at a flea market. I also had an orange hanging lamp that was perfect for a plant but George broke it right before taking the photos for this post, so there you go, something didn’t want you to see that awesome lamp, but you get the idea. Cool containers can make a big difference for your plant set-up.

For inspiration, look at these cute pottery from Frances Palmer!

5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants
3) Mismatch your containers.

Something else I like to do is using different type of containers that don’t necessarily go together 100%. This white and blue modern container is not the obvious choice for that boho hanger, but I thought, “what the heck,” I am going to be wild and unpredictable today so I will mesh together an hexagonal white planter, with a boho hanger, and a vintage bird cage like they were born from the same mother. I am 37 years old and I can cry if I want to. 5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants4) Paint the pot. 

I didn’t like how the small white ceramic pot looked inside the bird cage so I painted it purple (see below). I like colorful pots but I couldn’t find the right color and size for the cage, so I painted a small ceramic pot purple. I like it. 5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants5 Creative (And Easy) Ways Of Decorating Your Home With Plants

5) Use beautiful hangers.

Macrame hangers are in style now. You can find them just about everywhere. The one in the photo below was a flea market find before macrame was the new “it” thing. Well, now, 10 years later, the hanger has been put to good use. I like how it adds color to the mix and a little bit of a boho accent.

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Introducing #MYBOLDHUES For Instagram

When I was 15 and going though crazy hormonal changes, my mother let me decorate my own (very small) room on the second floor. To appease those erratic and sad emotions, I decided to paint each of the walls with a different color. My mom silently freaked out, but I went ahead with my plan undiscouraged. It was my first decorating project and I liked it. A lot.

I remember the result so vividly and it was AWESOME! I loved being in that room with roof access for private matters, a big window looking into the garden, and a desk for all my projects and homework. All of it surrounded by color-lots of it.

I felt like a big deal in spite of my awkward body and pimples. That is what you call confidence in spite of reality. (So now you know, if you are or have a teenage girl going through unexpected and annoying hormonal changes, let her decorate her own room and the problem will be solved right there and then… for at least a day or two.)

Going back to the color subject… I am telling you this long and boring story as an introduction to a new Instagram hashtag we have created with 6 other amazing bloggers. The name is #MYBOLD HUES. The idea is to create a place on IG where people can share spaces, projects, and moments that are full of color. Beware, because this hashtag will take over the color design cyber world by storm. You will see.

We will be featuring our favorite posts the last Wednesday of each month, so don’t forget to participate!

My partners in color crime are:

Ariel from PMQ for Two, Jess from Domicile37.com, Cate from Style Mutt Home, Karen from Copper Dot Interiors, Angela from Blue i Style, and Emy From Semi-Gloss Designs

All these bloggers are lovely ladies that I encourage you to follow. We all have different styles but admire each other’s work.

As you can see, I am into color this year, what can I say. I want to see crazy, edgy, random, mismatched images inspired by this hashtag. I have been so happy seeing what people have posted already so, please, if you have an IG account, go ahead and share what you got. I would love to see. And, if you don’t follow my IG account (yet), do it now!!! It would be a great way of starting your year! he.

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An Outdoor Painting For Our Garden

It has been raining a lot in LA. A big difference from last year’s winter that was dry and hot even though it was El Niño. I don’t get it! What is going on “weather” people? Can you get it right? I need to know how the weather is going to be for the next 5 weeks to the hour to be able to pull off this outdoor project I have in the works. (Good news: the grass and plants are having a water makeover.)

What is this outdoor project you might ask? Let me explain.

The wall of our garage is a very, very sad place right now. Want to see?

Just looking at this boring wall depresses me and I am saying NO to depression this year – one of those unwritten resolutions I have– so I had to come up with a plan. Luckily, I was reading the Interior Design Magazine a couple of months ago and found this photo:

Do you see what I see? That wonderful and colorful outdoor painting? It is the Big wheel by Kat Murphy. Designer Peter Carlson creatively placed it on the outside of his barn house. VOILA! What a simple and perfect idea.

Finally, a solution in sight. I have decided to do an outdoor painting that brightens up that garage wall and my heart. Genius!

I know what you are thinking: “but you are a talentless painter!” You are right, you are right, but this wheel requires minimal talent (I think)! Nothing a blue tape (or 10) can’t handle, plus, remember, I have George who always comes to the rescue.

Here is the Big Wheel by Kat Murphy from up close:

Doesn’t seem that hard to make, does it? I decided to create a big square painting instead of a round one because I don’t want to spend the money on getting a big customized piece of wood, plus, I don’t want to be a copycat 100%.

The next decision to make was colors. Have you seen the mural that Oh Joy painted for the Souther California Children’s museum? Here is a portion of it:

I really like the palette, although I need to add darker colors to embrace the adult that lives inside me.

After playing around with colors in Photoshop A LOT, I came up with the following image:

It is a little crazy, I know, but it is also very unexpected and possibly very, very cool. I am into color this year. I want to take risks and be more original. This is a great way to jump start my 2017 and put my projects into gear.

I am planning to start the painting this week and hopefully have it hanging on the wall by the end of next weekend. UPDATE: HERE IS THE LINK TO THE POST WITH FINAL PAINTING.

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2016 Winter Eclectic Home Tour – Holiday Decor

Our Winter Eclectic Home Tour is here. This is the post where I finally show you how we have decorated our home for the Holidays (enter drum beats of excitement). Hope you get some good inspiration for your home with this post. Let me know if you do!

First, let me thank Jess from Domicile 37 for organizing this blog event- the biggest one of the season!!! If you are here from Insieme House, welcome! Hope you like my  blog and decide to come for a visit more often!

Before we get started, I wanted to remind you that this year my idea was to use a lot of greenery to decorate. I made garlands and wreaths that became the main component of my Holiday decorations (you will soon be witness #1 of this fact). I also added pine and cedar leaves here and there for a special touch. I am happy with how it came out- hope you agree.

Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the photos because I know that is the real reason you are all here. Sometimes I wonder how many readers take the time to read my hilarious posts completely. Maybe 20%? or less? Ok. here we go.

Let us start with photos of the entrance of our house, because I believe an entryway has to scream Happy Holidays as much as the interior of the house, don’t you agree?

Hi, Mr. Golden Deer Head. I love you and that copper table you are sitting on. Oh, and that cedar? Just a touch so you can feel more at home (love emoji). Although, if you don’t like metals this would be a hate emoji. I bought most of my ornaments and decorations in previous years. The trick for me is to buy Christmas decorations the day after Christmas. This is when you get the best deals, plus, it is a real treat to open the Christmas decorations box a year later and find all the things you bought 12 months before and already forgot about. For example, that deer golden head from Target, which I am in love with now.
I created a fake tree arrangement with noble pine branches and decorated it with silver ornaments from Ikea. It gives the entrance a festive look, I think. That brass vase you might ask? That is a Flower Market score that is dear to my soul and happiness.That is me in that picture, in case you were wondering; the writer, photographer, and blogger aficionado that likes to spend her time beautifying her home instead of making dinner (or cleaning for that matter).

Living Room
winter-eclectic-home-tour-17Remember the DIY Holiday Garland post I did last week? Well, some of you complained about my garland being sad and lonely. Well, not anymore. Here she is with a deer, star, trees, ornaments, and flowers. Isn’t she a happy camper now? I like it a lot. Hope you do, too.I have been doing gold ring wreaths because  they are gorgeous and easy. This photo is an example, don’t you agree? This coming Monday I will be posting a tutorial on how to make different gold ring wreaths. I would recommend you coming back for that one because it will make your life a million times better. Remember those nice bookshelves that a lot of you liked from my last One Room Challenge? Well, my friend Yassi, the same one that styled the shelves for the ORC, came to style them again for this Holiday Home Tour. She added green, red, and Christmas decorations to achieve the perfect Holiday bookshelf. Also, we added that cedar garland that is SO cute, because this year is all about garlands and greens, like I mentioned 5 times on this post already, in case you were not taking me seriously.

I made this centerpiece with lots of cedar leaves and a candle. Just that.

I dressed up this bookshelf on the hallway with Holiday gear. Again, a pine garland and some eucalyptus on the bottom give it a nice touch. The white candle holders are from IKEALiving Room – Part 2The Christmas tree ornaments have taken me years to collect.  The brass deers were a Rose Bowl find from a couple of months ago.

PS: Now that my kids are older (3 and 5), they play with decorations and destroy and average of 5 of them per season. Not cool, kids, not cool. In an effort to avoid more damage, I have decided to hang the delicate ornaments on top of the tree, out of reach, but these rascals always manage to get them anyway. The moral of this story is to not get attached to Holiday ornaments (or any material possessions) when children under 5 live under your roof. I hope you learn this lesson ASAP. It will save you from great heartache. winter-eclectic-home-tour-5winter-eclectic-home-tour-18 winter-eclectic-home-tour-21winter-eclectic-home-tour-10This tree made with copper string lights in front of the mural is pretty awesome. I wish I had a better photo of it, but I don’t, so you will have to take my word for it. It gives the room a nice touch.

Kitchenwinter-eclectic-home-tour-9My kitchen is colorful so I used these cute trees from Target to decorate and add even more color. Extra ornaments, couple of oil painting, and voila!winter-eclectic-home-tour-22winter-eclectic-home-tour-8Ok, here were are at the end of my Winter Eclectic Home Tour. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back again soon and don’t be shy about leaving comments. I LOVE reading them.

Now that you are done here, please, head over to The Gathered Home for the next and final stop of this amazing, incredible, and unique hop tour.

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This is Our Bliss // Monica Wants It // Insieme House // Jest Cafe // The Gathered Home

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How To Decorate For The Holidays With Greenery

One of the most beautiful and cheapest ways of decorating a house for the Holidays is with greenery.  A garland here, a wreath there, and your home becomes Holiday perfect in no time. What I like about doing my own decorations with greens is that it gives my house a personal touch while keeping it elegant. Greenery is tasteful, just like nature, in case you were wondering.

This week I am participating in a “Winter Eclectic Home Tour” with another 25 bloggers. Each week day, five of us show the Internet world how we decorate our homes for the Holidays (Jess from Domicile37 is organizing it. Thanks, Jess! Go to her site if you want to take a look at the beginning of the tour). To prepare for my reveal this Friday, I got inspiration from simple decorations that use pine, cedar, or eucalyptus to embellish a home.

There are so many ways you can use greenery to decorate a house! Let’s take a look at this images from around the web to get your DIY brain going. And don’t forget to come back to read this Friday’s post if you want to see how our small home looks during the Holidays. I am excited to share this with you.


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