Bringing my home to life

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Recently, I've read a few interior design style posts from some of my favourite bloggers and it's reminded me how inactive we've been about changing things up at home. Most of our furniture was given to us when we moved in, a kind of yay or nay choice at best. We bought Primark cushions which are now in need of being replaced. Candles, photographs and a few odd ornaments are pretty much the sum total of our contribution to our interior so far which has meant that nothing has really changed over the years.

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When The Joy of Plants  offered to send me a house plant I was rather pleased! I have loads of flowers and shrubs in the garden and they are so uplifting to see when I look out of the window or arrive home, yet have nothing in the house that flowers at all. The House Plant of the Month for May is the Calla Lily which is an absolute beauty. When it arrived at work there was a flurry of excitement, firstly because NOBODY gets flowers delivered and secondly because everyone wanted to know what it was/who for/who from and why. Quite the buzz! It was delightfully packaged and I kept the pretty wrap on for a while but I'm waiting to find the right pot to pop it in now.

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After trying it out in several difference places, I've chosen the kitchen dresser as it's home so that I catch sight of it regularly. The lovely flowers really have brightened up the room and made it feel much nicer, which has made me realise I need to actually take care of it to keep it healthy. I've already got a peace lily kicking about the house which has clung on to life despite my neglect of it but has never flowered. I'd love to see some colour on it so perhaps that ought to be a little goal for this year, to get it flowering.

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The Joy of Plants have launched a Youtube channel series called Changing Plants which features short videos looking at the role houseplants play in improving your life at home and work. I really like the 'Reveal office video' as well as this one of Women's Health Magazine.

 

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It's really pleasing just what a difference a flowering plant has made in the house, it gets a thumbs up from me. Do you have houseplants?

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Thanks to the Joy of Plants for sending this for me to review, it was a real treat! All opinions my own.

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10 comments

  1. I know, I know, I included the Flowerona video instead of the Women's Health Magazine one. They were all sweet videos to watch!

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  2. I have some seedlings growing on the windowsill because my flat gets so hot it may as well be a greenhouse. Other than that I don't really have anything - and they get moved to the allotment as soon as they can manage it.

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  3. I have a few plants, ficus mainly as they are easy to look after (although I have just killed one with kindness - oops). I think they help make a place feel loved and lived in, homely.
    I like to have flowers about too, for the colour mostly. The Calla Lilly is beautiful!

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  4. I adore house plants, The Gentleman and I haven't really done anything to spruce up our apartment, but it's a fully furnished rental apartment, so wouldn't really make sense if we were to buy loads of things to match it. Can't wait to buy our own place and make it our own!

    Katie <3

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  5. Flowers really can brighten up a spot. I love buying daffodils because they are only £1 a bunch and cheer me up every time I walk past them.

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  6. We only have window sills in two of our rooms so space for house plants is limited. I've got a few cacti & succulents in the kitchen and make up for it with loads of outdoor plants in pots and window boxes outside. x

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  7. We have an aloe vera in the kitchen but that's it!!! Orange calla lilies were our wedding corsages x

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  8. I have one lonely aloe plant in our apartment, it's the darkest apartment though so doesn't lend itself well to having house plants, i'll probably go house plant (and plants in general) crazy once we get into a house and have the space.

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  9. I don't have house plants in the flat, just some herbs and chili growin on the windowsill and have a few tomato plants coming. My boyfriend suffers from hay fever so got to protect his lovely little nose :)

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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  10. I think we can always find things to change or decorate in our house!! x PLants are so nice though for brightening up a home x

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