Indoor Plants

         Humans are the only animal that domesticate other animals, even since the stone age humans had dog and cat ancestors for companionship. Now with indoor plants, the practice of growing them inside is unclear. The earliest historians can trace is back in the babylonian empire.  The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar married his Persian Queen, Amyst, she felt isolated in the marble and stone palace. To make his queen feel better Nebuchadnezzar built her the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Hanging various types of plants from the ceiling and having gardeners make a flower grow upside down, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and possibly what created the idea of having plants indoors.

 

House plants can also date back to the Romans. Romans were party people who loved to have their homes elegantly beautiful lined with expensive marble vases which were filled with many types of flowers.

 

 

A few hundred years later, Christopher Columbus and other explorers travel to discover the americas and there they fall in love with the exotic plants. They decide to ship them back to Spain, Portugal, Italy, even France. Doing this made them learn that the climate was too different for the plants causing scientist to create the greenhouse, a way to be able to have the exotic plants survive, which then of course grew and became very popular.

 

 

Centuries later we come to what is commonly known as the office plant. When women started to overtake the business world and man the workplace they brought along a sense of making the environment women friendly, thus made plants common in office buildings.  

 

 

 

Here’s some more cute ways you can incorporate plants in your home for better air and to feel comfortable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Easily Create The Perfect Vignette

Who doesn’t enjoy a wonderfully put together vignette? They can easily complete any empty or boring space in the home! They’re an affordable way to bring charm, character, and life to any area. So we have a few simple tips and tricks to help you create your own gorgeous vignettes throughout your home’s interior.

Choosing the Space

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For our first step, you’ll have to choose a space for your vignette to go in. End tables, night stands, entry tables, and mantels are great spaces for beginners. If you already have items occupying the space you’d like to use, you can chose which items you’d like to stay and which ones have to go. Remember that it’s good to experiment with items you already have, and whatever you don’t use can surely be placed somewhere else around the house.

The Color Palette

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When picking out other items to add in, consider your color palette. You want to keep your color palette as simple as possible. A simple color palette will help you achieve a more cohesive end result. Use color hues from around the room to decide which colors to incorporate. For a whimsical effect, add a surprise pop of color in your vignette. Good items to include would be greenery, books, candles, vases, mirrors, picture frames, and fresh flowers. Once you have your items gathered, it is time to pick your anchor piece which will ground your vignette and set the tone for your focal point.

Accessorize and Layer

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Once your anchor object is in place, you can begin to arrange the rest of your accessories. It is best to layer your items, and group in odd numbers so that the accessories aren’t lined up like soldiers. Each layer adds its own color and texture, and there are no rules as to how many layers you need. As you place your items, it is good to take a moment to step back and check it out. This will give you the opportunity to tweak items you like, and eliminate or replace those that you don’t.

Remember!

Vignettes are not permanent fixtures in your home so don’t pressure yourself to make it absolutely perfect. Just focus on achieving your ultimate vignette style! Remember that this arrangement is temporary and should be changed up at least 2 or 3 times a year just to keep things interesting. So, don’t let your vignette get stale! Keep them fresh and don’t forget to have fun exploring your inner-designer!

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