First things first. Many apologies for my absence on the blog and social media last week. My mind and heart were somewhere else. I won’t get into details here, but if you are the praying type, a very close friend of mine could greatly use your positive thoughts and prayers at this time. Thank you so very much.
This month all of us on Lowe’s Creative Idea Bloggers team were challenged to prepare our homes for guests. As September rolls in, we are quickly reminded that the fall and winter holidays are fast approaching. Whether it’s just for a meal or an overnight stay, it won’t be long before friends and family will be filling our homes.
As you have probably surmised, lately I’ve been obsessed with indoor plants. While houseplants have been around forever, it seems they are becoming more of a staple in today’s decorating world. I’ve noticed that a lot of folks on the blogs I follow are also passionate about plants. Whether it be the uber-popular fiddle leaf fig, succulents, air plants, or tabletop gardens, gorgeous greenery is definitely on trend.
Using plants in your decor can be a quick and easy way to make your house feelmore inviting. As the weather grows crisper and the days get shorter, I get a little desperate to see some healthy green foliage. Thankfully, Lowes has an amazing selection of plants to add the life and verdancy my decor needs.
You may have spotted these on IBC before, but I found a few plants that were already potted and ready to go. Clustered with a cake stand and candle on my table, I have an instant centerpiece.
I love entertaining, and one of my favorite preparation tasks is setting the table. Even though I adore fresh flowers, I tend to shy away from them because of their short lifespan and expense. As you may remember, I enlivened one of my summer tablescapes with a couple clippings from the backyard and that same potted aloe vera plant.
I also added some life to my bedroom with this huge cactus. It works perfectly with the tabletop garden I created last month.
I’ve even brought in some bigger plants, including this palm tree, which you may remember seeing in my temporary office.
I hope these ideas give you inspiration and encouragement to use greenery in your space. Let me know in the comments below, what your favorite interior plants are. I’m always looking for an excuse to buy a few more plants for my home.
For even more ideas, visit Lowes Creative Ideas. You can also sign up to receive their free Creative Ideas Magazine, which is loaded with inspiration! There’s also a magazine app so you can have inspiration on the go! And, don’t forget to follow Lowe’s on Pinterest or on Instagram!
I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network (along with some other fantastic bloggers). I did receive a Lowe’s gift card to purchase supplies to complete my project. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.