Bringing the Outdoors In for the Holidays

We simply love to bring the outdoors in when it comes to decorating. Fresh cut flowers always have a place in the home and seasonal additions, such as pumpkins and gourds are also highly anticipated and welcomed guests. With Christmas upon us, we’re falling back in love with fresh cut greens, pinecones and poinsettias and of course, the Christmas cactus.

For those of you with a fireplace in the home, we like to start our holiday decorating with the mantle. Fresh cut greens, generously placed over soft white lights and adorned with pinecones and vintage bulbs make for a timeless display. This is a look that can be duplicated in multiple areas throughout the home as well, such as the dining room table, coffee table or in vases, especially with the use of readily available battery powered strands of lights. The crafty among us can also use greens to create beautiful Christmas wreaths or swags, paired with hand tied bows to adorn the exterior of your home. Additionally, any of these elements alone, greens, pine cones and vintage bulbs, can be used to create stunning holiday decor and can be used with or without white lights by simply displaying them in bowls or vases.

Another one of our seasonal favorites is the poinsettia. These beautiful flowers can be purchased relatively inexpensively and used throughout the home during the Christmas season. One of our favorite uses of the poinsettia is to line a staircase, particularly in an alternating pattern of red and white. It is an unexpected look that guests will love! These flowers are also a beautiful seasonal addition to any room simply potted placed on a tabletop. While not seen used as often in fresh cut arrangements, poinsettias make a wonderful addition to any fresh flower display and pair well with carnations and roses or can be the sole flower in the arrangement.

The Christmas cactus is a plant that can be enjoyed all year round, not just during the holidays. It is a relatively easy plant to care for and should not present its owners with too many challenges. While it is lovely on its own but we like to purchase it along with a number of different succulents and create a custom display as the variation of greens creates a visually appealing display.

You can keep your indoor plants, cut greens and seasonal flowers looking beautiful all season long when your home has the proper level of humidity. When you need home humidification, count on All Seasons – the comfort control people! We’ll help you with all of your air quality needs. Just give us a call at 631.694.1616 and we’ll be pleased to assist you.