Jessica's Bringing the Outdoors In

And just like that, our beautiful warm fall weather, turned overnight into freezing cold temperatures with gusty winds.  Mother Nature may be in full force outside and leaves may be turning brown, but inside is another story.  Adding live plants and trees to your home is a great way to add life and color to your decor.  Indoor plants can help purify the air, while also acting as beautiful green sculptures, adding height and interest to your space.  My favorite indoor tree is the Fiddle Leaf Fig. It's used in many photographs of room settings.  They have wide shaped leaves that are waxy and dark green, and are a great contrast to light painted walls.  This tall tree is perfect for filling in that void space, along with the familiar ficus tree.  Both trees are wonderful, but I would advise researching their care if your thumb is not completely green. There are plenty of other indoor tropical plants that are easy to take care of and can still add that punch of color and fill your space.  In the photo below, you can see my Christmas Cactus blooms a pretty hot pink flower.  I'm not sure why it's already blooming, but I'll take it! I know I haven't killed it!  Another way to add color and texture with plants, is by selecting the right pot.  You can add natural texture with a basket, a fun pattern or add a specific color to your room.  Here are some photos where indoor plants add that extra interest to a space. I have to thank my dear friend, Summer, for letting me use a couple of her plants as models!  She's done an awesome job with her styling and brining the outdoors in!  

Jessica's Home

Jessica's Home

Jessica's Home

Jessica's Home

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Tall and dramatic

Tall and dramatic

Texture and pattern on pot

Texture and pattern on pot

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