Monday, December 19, 2011

Go "Green" to Defeat the Winter "Blues"

During the long winter months when nothing "green" is in sight we often suffer from the wintertime "blues". This lull in activities after the rush of Christmas and before the much anticipated colors of Spring produces a feeling of the dull-drums and a longing for the outdoors. So why not bring the outdoors "in"? This is the perfect time to spruce up your tired flower arrangements and greenery or arrange some new creations to give your home a splash of color and life.

At Bella Interiors, flower arrangements are created and sold as key components to the finishing touch in your homes accessories. Artificial flowers and plants have come a very long way in quality and variety from the past. They look more realistic and are offered in a beautiful array of vibrant colors. There is also no limit to the size, style and shape of the containers available to create your arrangement in.

Don't let flower arranging intimidate you. Select the container you need for your space . Think about height and mass. Will your arrangement be an eye-catching dramatic focal point that makes a statement? Or will it be just an accent that will compliment but not compete with what is around it? Next, think about color. Choose between a splash of accent color or all neutral greens, cream and white. Your main flower is the one you want to showcase - everything else around it is just filler to compliment it and add fullness to your arrangement.
Selecting odd numbers of each stem creates the best balance. Gather a variety of materials. Stems with leaves are good fillers and stems that create movement such as straight, tall sticks or curly willow add interest. Even using feathers adds another dimension if you choose.

If flower arranging is not your cup of tea, come to Bella Interiors, bring your favorite container and we will be glad to create for you. Or select from our many beautiful vases and point out which flowers and materials appeal to you and our designers will be happy to chase away your winter blues.When your beautiful, colorful work of art is complete it will bring a burst of life and breath of fresh air to your cold interiors this winter. It may even make you smile!

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