One of the fastest ways to freshen up your decor is to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside, whether with a potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers. Here are our top tips for welcoming nature into your home:
- Bring in potted plants: Potted plants don't have to stay outside on the patio. Real Simple magazine advises choosing a pot with at least one drainage hole in the bottom to avoid over-saturating the plant's roots with water. Buy potting soil from your favorite plant nursery, and remember that succulents and cacti require a unique soil blend. Be sure that all of your plants get all of the sunlight and water that they need. We love our stainless steel watering can, which is functional while also adding a sophisticated design element to your living space.
- Don't forget fresh fruit: Keeping a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit on the counter is a great, inexpensive way to add some life to your surroundings. Fruit is less expensive than cut flowers and also serves double-duty as a healthy snack!
- Treat fresh flowers well: How you treat your fresh flowers will determine how long they last. Be sure to use a high-quality container like StainlessLUX's elegant oblong vase. Reader's Digest recommends pouring about 1/4 cup of regular soda into the vase with the water, since the sugar may sustain the blooms longer. Real Simple magazine says your best bet is buying some flower food from your local florist shop.
- Use silk flowers in a pinch: Fresh flowers can be expensive, so keep some well-made silk blossoms on hand to use as an alternative. A high-end vase elevates the look.
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