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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How to Use Artificial Outdoor Topiary Trees Around Your Home or Office

You can get a similar look with artificial outdoor topiary trees. Mixed in with some real plants among the grass makes them look more realistic.

Harmony is the key to good decor. It is important to give space in your home and office for nature and greenery.

While you cannot have live trees indoors, one could do just as well by using artificial outdoor topiary. Topiary forms shapes out of trees and shrubs – geometric and fanciful, the perfect placement of which can elevate your decor to one of elegance, glamour and peace.

Choose those plants whose shapes you like and would want to have around. It is much like creating patterns that is pleasing to the eye.

You could use artificial outdoor topiary trees around your home or office in the following ways:

1. Creating a corner of green.

Place the artificial outdoor topiary of your choice in a corner of your liking. You could place a low table beside it to hold artifacts or a few large polished riverbed pebbles around the pot to complete the scene. For a touch of modern decor, you could even place a mirror in minimalistic wooden frame beside it. This could be a spot for you to check yourself before stepping out if home, or a place to sit and reflect if in office and will go well with reception decor.

2. Creating an island of green

Here, you could use a selection of varied artificial outdoor topiary. Preferably choose different angular shaped ones in square pots and place them beside each other. Lower height ones work best for this look. You could place a jute mat beneath this arrangement. In case you wish to delineate this area for a cleaner angular look, you could place a little raised section within which this is placed. This works well in your living room space at home and anywhere in office. For exclusively children’s spaces consider getting topiary shapes of animals for them to have a fun experience.

3. An indoor garden

This would require you to mark off a section where you can put an artificial grass carpet, place artificial outdoor topiary of varied shapes and sizes, mark a pathway and place either floor cushions if at home or a park bench if an office. This indoor garden can be the perfect place for the little ones to play and be soothed or for you to relax. Remember to keep the flooring soft so you can also wander around barefoot.

Besides the above, you could also place an artificial outdoor topiary in a walk in closet with a tall lamp by it to accentuate its design and cast a cinematic shadow or amidst furniture in the living, dining space and bedroom.
Bring home the outdoors with artificial outdoor topiary!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patricks Day Sale Today


Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We are having a special sale today and today only for all visitors. Just start adding silk plants, flowers and artificial trees to your cart and watch the savings rack up.

With our super sale going on we are also offering an additional 7% off the lowest sale prices today only so hurry and get shopping today as spring is just a few days away!


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Monday, March 9, 2015

4 Rules When Decorating with Artificial Plants and Flowers

Decorating with artificial plants and flowers is becoming more and more popular and the same rules as decorating with real plants apply. Below are some of the rules you should follow when decorating with silk plants i your home or office space.

1. Use them sparingly to accent your decor, not overwhelm it. Too many of any one thing will look cluttered in a room.

2. Choose plants that are the most realistic looking that mimics nature to all the closest details and you will be happy with their appearance.

3. Place them in spaces you would normally place a real plant such as a window or door for a more realistic look.

4. When using artificial flowers, try using flowers and colors that are in season.

Just remember these simple steps when decorating with artificial plants and flowers and you'll definitely have the home your guests will be green about.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Living Room Decorating Tips – How to Create a Different Appeal

A living room means so much to a family. It is the place where you relax, read your favorite book, watch television with your entire family, play with your kids and even entertain your guests. It should be decorated keeping in mind all the activities it usually accommodates. Here are some small living room decorating ideas that you would find very useful.

Less is always more

No matter how much you love your old sofa set or the bean bag, you should always try to keep the living room clutter free. Do not put any furniture that doesn’t serve the room’s basic purpose. A living room should look and feel spacious.

Instead of a full sofa set, you can opt for a single sofa and place several chairs in the room to accommodate more people and yet leave lots of space around. Mount the television on the wall and get extra space. Instead of a big carpet, use small area rugs to designate different areas and also add pop of colors to your living room decor.

Choose colors for your living room

While choosing colors for your living room, keep in mind its size. Light colors make a room look larger while dark colors make it look smaller. Lighting also affects the look and feel of a room. The true shade of the color comes out in natural light. Direct light would make dark colors look brighter and too dramatic. So restrict these colors for walls that get indirect sunlight.

Furniture in light hues like white, off-white or beige is the current trend. You can combine them with dark colored curtains and rugs and pillows. For a unique look, get pillow covers in different textures. You can get a layered look and also make your living room exude warmth.

Create a focal point in your living room

The easiest way to make your living room stand apart is to add a focal point to it. A fireplace, a chandelier or a silk flower arrangement on a coffee table can become the focal point of your room. Actually you can explore your creativity and choose your own and unique focal point. A fake palm tree placed at a prominent place of the room can be the ideal focal point if you want your living room to don a natural look.

A coffee table with a bunch of lilies in a tall vase or your collection of sea shells would add a different dimension to your living room. Most of us like to put up photo frames on the living room wall. You can create a collage of your favorite photos and let the room reflect your personality.

When it comes to home decor, it’s the little things that create a huge difference. So use your own living room decorating ideas and revel in your creativity.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Room Decorating Ideas – Creating a Focal Point in a Room

If you go through home decor magazines or websites, you will surely come across the term “focal point” and how to create focal points in your rooms and make it look attractive. Well, to create a focal point, first you need to know what a focal point is and then incorporate it in your rooms. So we will start with defining a focal point so it becomes easier for you to create one.

What is a focal point?

How often it has happened to you that you enter a room and something catches your eye? It is the most important feature of the room and forms the center of the decor of the room. It is the focal point of the room. So a focal point is the most striking feature of a room that defines the decoration and gives it a different meaning.

How to create a focal point in a room?

Now we come to the most important issue – how to create a focal point in a room so that it looks not only beautiful but also stands apart in the eyes of the viewers? What can be a focal point in a room? A fireplace can be a focal point. A coffee table or a window can be a focal point too. Once I visited a house that had a big window looking into the garden. That window with a big palm tree beside it made me appreciate the aesthetic sense of the host.

I would suggest you to choose a focal point that reflects your personality. If you love nature, place a big potted plant in the room and create a vibrant yet relaxing effect in the room. If you love books, get a uniquely designed bookcase to showcase your collections. You will find your guests getting attracted to the bookcase and admiring your taste.

Do you love collecting artifacts? Place a few but chosen artifacts on the coffee table that would leave your guests mesmerized by your aesthetic sense. Even a candle stand with colored candles can do the trick for your room.

If you want your room to look exclusive, mount a mirror in a beautiful frame on the wall and place lights that would highlight it. You can organize pictures on a wall to make it the focal point. Similarly, brightly colored rugs placed at the centre of a room would act as a strong focal point.

While choosing a focal point, remember to arrange the furniture in a way to make everyone appreciate it. Moreover for a focal point to work, you should keep the room clutter free. With these room decorating ideas, we hope you would be able to create a focal point that would leave your guests surprised.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

How to Choose Color in Your Home Decor

Your home desperately needs a makeover and no one knows that better than you. It’s the first stumbling block that is creating the problem for you – choosing color for your home decor. With us, should you be worrying over such a thing? Not at all. So, let’s share some home decorating ideas that will help you to choose the color palette for your home.

What’s in and what’s out?

You should know what’s trending in home decor, right? Yes, there are some colors which are in and some which designers do not prefer much. Neutrals are in now. White and soft colors never go out of fashion due to their eternal appeal. Warm colors like orange, yellow and purple are also getting many likes. However, if you want a unique look for your home, go for zebra designs or intense contrasts like red and green.

The starting point

Are you unable to decide how to start? Well, get a floor plan of your house for an easy reference. The rooms that are interconnected or the one that can be viewed from another one should have similar colors. You may also start from the most centrally located room in your house, namely the living room or the kitchen.

Choosing colors for your home decor

Choose a neutral color to be safe if you are unsure of your own choice. Nowadays, most interior decorators advise to add pop of colors to make a room look vibrant. So you can add colorful mats or curtains or vases to create focal points in the room.
Choose a few colors from the color palette and use them in the home décor. An off-white painted room would look warm with a vase full of red roses. You may also choose to have orchids to add a touch of green. For a warm glow add a big sofa in yellow with multi-colored cushions thrown in.

As you proceed from the central room, keep on adding colors from the color palette. Your bedroom can have an ocean theme with different hues of blue mixed and matched to create a tranquil effect.

For the kids’ room opt for warm and vibrant colors. Placing mats in geometric designs or having bright colored curtains can also do the trick.

If you love bold colors, go for them. However, beware of having too much of bold colors in adjacent rooms as that can break the harmony in the decor.

Home decorating ideas should be used keeping in mind harmony of colors. You can get creative with different colors and create intense contrasts but in small proportions to create the right effect.

We hope you have already decided on the colors for your home. Let us know how your home looks after the makeover.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Add a Splash of Color to Your Room With Silk Flowers

Is your room looking a bit dull these days? Maybe it requires a makeover but considering the cost and trouble involved you are refraining yourself. What if we suggest an inexpensive but creative way to add a splash of color to the room and make it look beautiful and stylish? Silk flowers are the answer and let’s see how you can use them to give your room a facelift.

How to use silk flowers to brighten up a room

Silk flowers when used in an innovative way in home decor can instantly brighten up a room. Using them at the right location adds splashes of color to a room and makes it look lively and warm. Imagine placing a bunch of red roses on the center table to welcome the guests. Tulips or lilies or peonies arranged in a floral arrangement can become the focal point of a room.

To show your creativity in home decor, go for unusual fake flowers and use them differently in floral arrangements to create your own style. Fake red dragon flowers are quite common nowadays. These flowers can immediately add a touch of color to a room. You can heighten the effect by combining these flowers with green foliage and placing them in a black vase.

For a dramatic look, you can choose red poppies in a black or brown vase. Put this on the mantelpiece or the coffee table and see the effect it creates.

If you prefer going subtle, choose silk lilies with green foliage for a more natural look. A black vase would create a contrasting look that would do wonders to your room.

Who said you can place flowers only on the tables? Put a bunch of flowers in a pot and hang them from the window. You can even create an illusion of height by hanging down the floral arrangements from the ceiling.

Calla lilies in different colors in a tall vase can be sufficient for a living room to look bright and uplift your mood.

The best thing about silk flowers is that you can buy them in dozens and mix and match them according to the season or mood. So, during the summer, go for lilies and peonies and choose tulips to brighten up the dull winter evenings.

You can even go for fake orchids if you like their unusual looks. Orchids in small pots and urns can be placed in the bedroom or other corners of a room to break the monotony of colors.

So, go ahead and buy good quality artificial flowers and give your room the makeover it deserves.

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