Best Plants For Your Home

We have written about indoor plants before and we all know that it is great to incorporate the outside indoors. While you’re scrolling on your Pinterest, you probably see lots of beautiful interiors filled with plants. Do you wish that was your room? Do you doubt that you could keep them alive? Well then this is for you; here are some low-maintenance plants perfect for beginners. Remember that with the chilly season right around the corner, it is important for your health to incorporate some lively green plants in your home! It increases your mood and improves oxygen levels.

Spruce up a space with a fresh bouquet

Snake Plant

This plant is specifically known for  purifying  indoor air by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. In order to preserve water, the plant opens its pores and releases oxygen exclusively at night. This helps it to maximize efficiency in cleaning the air, as found in study conducted by NASA. It has a clean, modern look and can be small enough for tighter spaces, perfect to keep in a bedroom. This plant prefers medium-bright direct lighting and only needs watering every 3-4 weeks. But remember to increase the watering’s if sunlight is increased. 

Air Plants

Tillandsia are adorably easy to take care of and can be displayed in the most creative ways. Whether they’re sitting clustered as a centerpiece or hung up on a wall, these plants will survive with almost no care. Our favorite way to use them would be in the shower. You read that right! Air plants make the perfect houseplant for a bathroom that receives plenty of natural light. The running water from your bathroom sink and shower helps increase humidity levels, which mimic air plants’ native environments, jungles. Just another reason to enjoy a long, warm shower. If you don’t keep them in the bathroom, just soak weekly in a bowl of room temperature water for 15-30 minutes. Shake excess water off afterward to avoid rotting.Do you feel like a serial houseplant killer? You might want to try growing these 11 plants -- in your bathroom.

Golden Pothos

This beautiful viney plant will shows off lush, white and green leaves, instantly enhancing your desktop. In fact, it is fondly nicknamed the ‘cubicle plant’. Wonderfully versatile, the pothos can be grown both in soil and water. This means you can creatively place and grow how you’d like! It prefers medium-low indirect light and only needs watering every 1-2 weeks, or when the soil is dry. Studies show it is also efficient in removing pollutants from indoor air, so you can breathe easy while you work.

Aloe Vera

We all know this is our mom’s favorite plant. It has numerous medicinal uses: reducing itchiness, soothing sunburn and improves digestive health. This plant is perfect to keep on a sunny kitchen window sill. They are drought-tolerant and actually prefer to be underwatered, so only water when dry. Not sure when to water? Wrinkles on the aloe’s fleshy leaves are a telltale sign.

Bird’s Nest Fern

And our last suggestion is, guess what? Pet-friendly! This unique plant has rippled leaves and grows out from the center. It would be the perfect addition to hang in your living room for all to admire. Plus, you won’t have to worry about it being dangerous for your fuzzy friends. This fern thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light. Water weekly, or whenever the soil is dry. But increase watering with increased sunlight.

Faux Plants

Of course, live indoor plants aren’t for everyone still. When we are designing a space and the client wants to incorporate faux plants, we turn to Stacked and Co. They’re an Orlando-based small business that always helps us deliver for our clients!

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Here are some of the ways we use plants in the expertly designed spaces for our clients!

An outdoor feature plant wall paired with a beautiful center piece!

An elegant, floral arrangement.

Complete a dining room with an oversized floral centerpiece!

Spooky, yet Stylish

We understand that most parents may be a little worried about how they’ll keep their little ones preoccupied this season. Normally, it is the perfect time to go outdoors more in the cool weather, dress up for trick-or-treating, and share goodies with others. While some of that may be limited now, we compiled some crafty activities that will keep everyone in the Spooky spirit! These are great for sharing scrumptious recipes at home and sneakily making the kids create some great decorations for your home this season. 😉

Spooky yet Stylish Decor

There are so many ways you can decorate for the season without having to sacrifice your aesthetic! Here are some amazing ideas on low-budget, yet large impact ways to perfectly decorate your place. Some professional designer tips: keep the decorations similar in color, meaning if you plan on sticking to orange tones, avoid neon greens and dark purples. Don’t scatter your decor, focus on two to three focal points throughout the main living spots to up the impact and keep everything looking organized. If you want to stay low-budget, have your kids make lots of tissue ghosts and paint jack-o-lantern acorns! Group the small crafts to elevate their effect. Invest in some fake cobwebs and black candles to add a dramatic effect for any tablescape.

Farmhouse Friendly Halloween Decor!

Unconventional Black Paper Butterflies

Never underestimate the impact of simplicity! Especially if you’re determined to decorate within your existing minimalist home theme, you need to focus on this rule. A quirky throw pillow with a quote and uniformly stacked pumpkins can do the job in a beach house or modern farmhouse style. For our boho-lovers, grab some new pots in the shapes skulls, pumpkins, and other Halloween related shapes as an easy and reversible project. Think about incorporating some nontraditional colors that could pass with Halloween, too. This could be a burnt orange chunky throw blanket, an olive green/black/burlap garland, or hot pink and gold painted pumpkins.

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Simple and Pretty Halloween Decor

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Skull Succulents

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Classy and sassy decorations

Fun Things To-Do

If you are unable to go trick-or-treating, make sure you plan some nighttime activities so the kiddies don’t give staying at home a second thought! This Glow Necklace Ring Toss is perfect for that, and you can even switch up the platform to witch hats,so  take your pick! Create a tournament schedule with these games to get the family more competitive and have more fun! Another classic idea to do is the Mummy Wrap! Use up some of the toilet paper you probably stocked up on between COVID and hurricane season to good use! In case you aren’t familiar with the game, it’s when one person holds the end of a paper roll and the another teammate wraps them while trying to not break the roll.

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Don’t let the party stop

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Snack Ideas

Try your hand out in a low-risk charcuterie board filled with candy, cookies, and pretzels! This is filled with bright colors and different textures, so it will look great on your table. When you take the party outside to enjoy the cool weather, have a s’mores edition board! Grab some chocolate covered wafers, sugar cookies, and chocolate cookies to play up the traditional s’mores ingredients for a special treat.

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Halloween Kid-Edition Charcuterie Board

Smores board by an outdoor fire

S’mores Charcuterie Board

As healthier option, these spooky kabobs are the perfect mix between tasty and nutritious. Some small hard candies pressed into the marshmallow will make the face, just make sure you don’t eat too many parts before the finished result! The mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce will be more filling and easier to plan, too; a perfect small edition to the Halloween feast you’re putting on.

Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs

Healthy, yet Tasty Kabobs!

 mozzarella sticks and marinara as Halloween decor

Definitely one the kids and adults will devour!


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