Decorating with Plants

January 30, 2013 by 13 Comments

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone is doing great mid-week. I did some re-arranging in the living room. PB inspired I decided to add some natural elements behind the sofa, adding a little charm to an otherwise dreary area. Our window looks out over the patio and just a few feet from the patio is a long grey fence. Not a pretty sight right now. The sofa was backed up against that window and I moved it away enough to make room for a sofa-table. Actually it’s the table from the entry way…which now needs to be replaced with another piece of furniture. But that’s okay. See how I create work for myself?

New PlantsI just found these succulents at Lowe’s Garden Center on clearance. All of them were bunched up in one small container, four different varieties, so I separated them and re-potted them.  I don’t know the names of the different  plants, although one resembles an aloe vera plant.

New Plants 1This orchid was also a clearance purchase….it’s wonderful having some pretty blooms in the room.

New Plants 2How about you?  Do you decorate with plants?

I have lots of projects and fluffing planned and will tell you all about it…or better yet, show you my progress. I’ll visit with you soon.

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


13 Responses to “Decorating with Plants”
  1. Debbie says:

    Moni, you created such a nice space for those plants. I’ve often lamented that I don’t have a nice windowsill to put plants in (well, I do, but they’re not wide enough) but this is a great idea. Now keeping them alive is another thing for me entirely! Enjoy your Wednesday.


  2. Holly says:

    I love plants. Brings a space to life.

  3. Pinky says:

    I am a retired floral designer so, yes, I DO decorate with plants! We just moved to this new house in Oct. so I have been getting a few new plants for here. Can’t wait til Spring so I can REALLY get into my gardening. XO, Pinky

  4. Nadia says:

    I’m obsessed with plants both indoors and outdoors. By all means I think plants are the best way to decorate. Looks beautiful 🙂

  5. Martina says:

    I love the look plants bring to a room! Yours look beautiful Moni!

  6. I love decorating with plants. Your pictures are really pretty. Can you make orchides rebloom? I’ve never succeeded…

  7. Jenifer says:

    I want to do this behind our couch but I don’t have the neat skinny table yet. Instead I brought in our dresser from the bedroom and put it under our bar and put a few pictures and a couple plants on there. I think it looks great! Have a great day I really love your plants.

  8. Heather says:

    Love your plants. I, too, love flowers and plants (even faux). Check out my post today, if you have a minute, at Friendship, Life and Style — I’m doing a tablescape with lots of greens, roses, and tulips.

  9. Yes, I absolutely love plants, and I’m believer that they really help to purify the air. So I have a few throughout the house.

  10. Melanie says:

    I think that’s a great idea to put a table behind the sofa instead of just having it right up against a wall – or window. And the plants on it make it even better! I have the same view out our living room window – our patio and a fence! And the neighbor’s ugly garage. 😮 I couldn’t put a table with plants on it near my living room window though, because of my 3 cats! They are always jumping on the furniture near the window so they can see outside.

    Anyway, yes, I do decorate with plants. I have a lot of them!

  11. It looks so pretty! You are the queen of rearranging;-)
    Love it!

  12. Rita says:

    Beautiful!! I am truly enjoying your site. Your new flowers have inspired me. Hope my Lowe’s has them tomorrow. I do like decorating with flowers. Hope the yard sale was a big success for you.

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