Friday, March 28, 2014

Lighting Up Your Events

Spring is here and it's time we start thinking about outdoor activities. Weddings, social gatherings with friends on the patio on a Saturday night are some great ways to enjoy the warmer spring weather. Adding a simple touch of lighting to any party adds a dramatic effect that will make your next event look like you've went out of your way. Simple focused colored or white lights on a tree, overhead or wall will give a grand appearance as shown above. Generally you can purchase these lights at any of your local home improvement stores and they're portable so you can use them inside or out.

Picture #1. Overhead patio lighting adds ambiance.

Picture #2. Simple rope lighting under the rail of your porch or deck.

Picture #3. Colored up lighting in a back yard home are great for larger events.

Picture #4. Simple chinese lantern lights hanging from the trees.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Time Decorating

Spring is the time when you can experiment with colors. You can't go wrong in most cases adding bright colors into your decor. Try the bright yellows, pinks, reds or purples as these are the colors of spring. A beautiful arrangement of flowers on your table can be a center point for any room in your home. Brighten up a living room by adding bright colored pillows to your sofa. Open up the drapes and let the sun shine in for some added mood boosting light. Take out your glass pitchers and use them as flower vases as this is the time we start thinking of the warm days and nights that are just around the corner.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Artificial Cactus Garden Idea

The above picture was a cafeteria that used some artificial cacti and succulents to decorate their partition wall. You can use this in a smaller version in your home, whether it's a small pot or a larger project like this. Using mixed succulents is never a bad idea as they all go with each other. Yucca grass, aloe and echeveria will soften the edges a bit and will fill empty space between the more traditional cactus plants.

The Sky is the limit when working with succulents as they are so versatile and you can use colors that match your decor. Using reds and purples are a great way to give your room a splash of color without overwhelming the arrangement. If you like a more sparse arrangement try using pea gravel or sand in between the plants to give it a desert landscaped look.

I hope this picture inspires all of you and I would like to see some of the pictures of your own special touch or style added to your arrangement ideas. Remember, you really can't go wrong with succulents. Happy artificial planting everyone!

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Some of the succulents shown in the picture are: Echeveria, Agave, Aloe, Sedum, donkey tail and kalanchoe.