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Decorating with Plants For Summer

Picking a color to decorate with this summer was hard. I didn’t want to change everything out this season. So, I’m decorating with plants for summer instead.


Personally, I want less fuss in the summer. Fewer layers. Easier decor. And on the days that it’s not nice outside, I want to bring a little bit of the outdoors in. Thus my plan of decorating with plants for summer!

Picking a color to decorate with this summer was hard. I didn't want to change everything out this season. So, I'm decorating with plants for summer instead.

Decorating with Plants For Summer

Typically, I have the opposite of a green thumb. Especially with indoor plants. Outdoor plants have a greater chance of survival under my care, given their proficiency at absorbing rain and sunlight on their own. Indoor plants however depend upon me far too much. They’re rather needy, in my opinion.

home made lovely living room dresser

To combat my rather poor indoor plant-keeping skills, I normally only use faux plants indoors. Like without fail. The only ‘live’ plants in our house are cut flowers. But, in the interest of personal growth and cleaner indoor air, I decided that I’d mix in a few real plants to see how I do with those. Then maybe, just maybe, I’ll add a few more.

dining room console decorating with plants for summer

dining room to entry summer 2018

I wish I was a plant lady like my friend Liz Marie!

black mantel huge clock signs plants

Funny story.

When I went and bought my indoor plants, I also picked up a watering can for indoors too.

You know, the kind with the longgggggg spout. (That one up there, in the photo.) So I don’t have to water the plants with my measuring cup that spills everywhere.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, that darn watering can has a leak at the bottom of the spout! Honestly!

Now I’m back to watering with whatever I can find until I can return that watering can and get a new one. What a mess.

faux wreath on table

But I do have more plants and more greenery in here than I’ve ever had before. So, there’s that.

Picking a color to decorate with this summer was hard. I didn't want to change everything out this season. So, I'm decorating with plants for summer instead.

Do you have a green thumb? Or not so much? What colors are you decorating with this summer?


For more summer colors posts, visit my blogging friends on this tour, hosted by Jennifer and Town and Country Living.

Monday

Summer Colors Tour - Monday Features

Town and Country LivingShabbyfufuSand and SisalOn Sutton Place

 

Summer Colors Home Tour - Monday

Savvy Southern StyleHappy Happy NesterDesignthusiasm

 

Tuesday

Summer Colors Home Tour - Tuesday

Tammy DamoreSaw Nail and PaintFinding Silver PenniesSouthern Hospitality

 

Summer Colors Home Tour - Tuesday

Duke Manor FarmShabby Art BoutiqueSincerely Marie Designs

 

Wednesday

Summer Colors Home Tour - Wednesday

A Burst of BeautifulStoneGableMaison de CinqThe Wicker House

 

Summer Colors Home Tour - Wednesday

Worthing CourtMy Soulful HomeCraftberry BushHousepitality Designs

 

Thursday

 

House by HoffZevy JoyMaison de Pax

 

 

Unskinny BoppyMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaVinyet Etc.

 

Friday

Summer Colors Home Tour - Friday

Home Made LovelyThe Happy HousieShe Holds DearlyLittle Glass Jar

 

Summer Colors Home Tour - Friday

Becky’s FarmhouseSo Much Better with AgeCity Farmhouse

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home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

Comments

  1. Jennifer Zuri says

    This must be the year of plants. I’ve been collecting them and adding more to the house over the months. Try Pothos which is super easy to grow. My fave right now though is Creeping Ficus. Thanks for joining this week’s tour, Shannon!

  2. rawsonjl says

    I do love the look of plants around a home but am awful at keeping them alive. I’ve gotten a bit better through the years and have even managed to keep one spider plant alive for 18 years (thanks to a lot of help from family and friends!). I’ve even somehow managed to get the spider plant babies to grow and reproduce (no idea how but I did!). Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun Linky. Pinned.

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