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Color Schemes To Use When Decorating With Flowers This Fall

October 2, 2015

Believe it or not, autumn is already here, and that means it’s time to start getting into the spirit of the season! In addition to spending time partaking in traditional fall activities like apple and pumpkin picking, a popular task on the to-do list of many is to spice up the home with fall decor. However, pumpkin scented candles, garland-like leaves and spooky lights aren’t the only items that can be used to share your love for the season with your home – flowers can be too! Below, we discuss some of the best color schemes to use when choosing flowers as your fall home decor of choice.

Pumpkin Mums

Though autumn leaves are seen falling from the trees in various shades of yellows, reds, even the occasional browns, the best color to use when decorating for fall with flowers is orange. From light to dark and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with this color in a floral arrangement! Here are some top shades for 2015:

“Pumpkin” orange:

Chances are when you think of autumn and the color orange, one of the first items to cross your mind is probably a pumpkin. After all, they are a symbol of the season, and an orange one at that! If you’re not sure which shade of orange to choose for your fall decor, anything resembling a pumpkin’s natural color is sure to work well.

pumpkin-flower-arrangement

Butternut orange:

Looking for something just a tad darker? Then you may benefit from flowers that are butternut orange in color! While they may not be as vibrant as an orange autumn rose or pot of mums, flowers in this shade can still fulfill the “orange” portion of your decor without straying too far from the recommended color scheme.

Burnt orange:

Hoping to add a bit more of a rustic feel to your home this fall? If so, you may want to consider flowers that come in one of the darkest shades of orange – burnt orange. But don’t worry, using this color won’t make your home seem dreary; in fact, it can even make your brighter yellows and reds pop more than they already do!

Burnt Orange Chrysanthemums

If, on the other hand, you’d like to add some variation to your orange floral decor, consider choosing from the following:

Rust:

Can’t decide between more red or more orange? How about choosing rust? A color that conveys a little bit of both, this is a great choice for any fall floral decor. Tip: you may find that it mixes with golds and browns best.

Bronze:

Bronze is the perfect color to choose if you want to make your home appear calm. And the best part is, this color isn’t too bright or too dark, so it’s an excellent happy medium that can complement the rest of your floral arrangements.

Bronze Vase

Burgundy:

Bordering on the fence of a red/purple mix, burgundy is an awesome color to add to your floral decor. Although it is a bit darker than the bright red roses you may be considering, it can add a soothing touch to your home.

Burgundy Flowers

Plum:

Straying away from the typical oranges, reds and yellows is plum! Although this may not be the first color you think of when you think of fall, you’d be surprised at how good it looks when paired with other autumn colors. Just take a look at this arrangement and see for yourself!

Plum Crazy Flowers

But aside from these recommended colors and color combos, are there any that should be avoided during the fall? While pink is the perfect choice for an anniversary arrangement or the welcoming of a new baby girl, your best bet is to always stick with traditional fall colors when it comes to fall home decor. However, if you do have the need for an anniversary gift or other special occasion this season where pink is usually the top pick, you may even find success in choosing the above fall colors in these circumstances too!

BONUS TIP:

If you have yet to decide which flowers you’ll use to make your home cozy and warm for the fall, remember this – ideal flowers to use are mums, lilies, roses and wheat. And just like you should try not to use spring colors to make your fall decor stand out, stay away from spring flowers such as tulips, iris and peonies when putting together a floral arrangement to decorate your home.

There you have it! When it comes to decorating for fall it’s simple – just stick to autumn colors and your home will be golden – just like the leaves radiating the season’s color schemes!

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How to Feng Shui Your Office Space

April 18, 2015

With neverending job responsibilities and continuously growing office hours, it’s important to have a space that helps keep you focused, calm and collected. While you may not have too much say on the general atmosphere of your office, you do have the authority to decorate in (almost) any way you please; so take advantage and give your work desk a feng shui makeover with these simple ideas!

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Unique Vase Ideas

April 16, 2015

Plants decoratively placed inside seashells

Who knew that making your flowers look extravagant can be so simple? Placing your beautiful flowers in either a hand made vase or a unique container around your house can be a fun and decorative way to display your flowers this summer! Impress your family and friends with these unique vase ideas!

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Get Ready for Administrative Professionals Day: Creative Ways to Brighten up Your Office Space

April 21, 2014
Silver Celebration Orchids

Silver Celebration OrchidsAdministrative Professionals Day 2017 is coming up on April 26th! It has also been called Administrative Professionals’ Week which begins April 23rd.—So all you secretaries, receptionists and office workers, get your headquarters ready: It’s your time to shine! You are the people who make every business a success, and exceptional employees like you deserve to have an equally special workspace. Here are some fun and creative ways to brighten up your office space just in time for the holiday!

Decorate Your Desk With Flowers and Plants

Whether you work in an office or a cubicle, accessorizing your space with flowers has lots of benefits. In office environments, where décor is typically minimal and, well, dull, a colorful bouquet of flowers or a pretty green plant will bring instant natural beauty to your workstation. But it’s not just about the wow factor; flowers lift your spirits and make you healthier and more productive too! They allow you to enjoy the outdoors even on days when you can’t leave the office, and studies show that plants remove toxins from the air and improve concentration. Check out the 1-800-Flowers.com Greenhouse to find out how this works and which flowers are best for purifying indoor spaces. 

Create a Tranquil Space With a Water Fountain

Instead of listening to the monotonous clicking of keyboards all day, bring some zen into your cubicle with the calming sound of a desktop water fountain. It’ll drown out other annoying sounds and it’ll help you relax, allowing you to get your work done in peace. Just make sure the running water isn’t so loud that it distracts you and your co-workers!

Transform Your Chair With a Cozy Pillow and Blanket

Your desk chair is your home for about eight hours a day (even more on late nights!), so you might as well make it as comfy as possible! If your chair isn’t particularly cushiony, soften it up by placing a cute pillow on the seat. You can also wrap a pretty pashmina around the back of the chair: You’ll make a stylish statement and you’ll have something to wrap around your shoulders when the office gets cool.  

Warm up Your Floor Space With a Pretty Rug

Get rid of those boring plastic floor mats sitting underneath your chair and replace them with a plush rug. Its fuzzy texture and bright colors will show off your personality and make your office visitors feel right at home! It’s a small change that’ll give your office space a big makeover.

Use Placemats to Bring Pops of Color to Your Desk

Think there’s nothing spectacular about your plain white desk? Think again! Look at it as a blank canvas—it’s up to you to bring it to life! Turn it into a work of art by sliding a patterned or brightly colored placemat under your computer screen, keyboard, file organizers, etc. You’ll feel like you’re sitting at a whole new desk! Continue Reading…