I love using natural materials at any time of the year to decorate my home, but I especially love it during the Christmas holiday decorating season.
Here is one example of a quick arrangement that I put together in a very short amount of time. I took photos of the process.
- Gather from your garden (or local nursery) some cedar branches, huckleberry or boxwood branches along with some decorative ornaments.
2. Fill your urn with water and place the cedar branches inside, arranging them to hang over the edge of your planter.
3. Place about 3 twigs of huckleberry or … Read More
The North American rule of thumb for decorating is to display items such as vases or photo frames in odd numbers. On my recent trip to the Netherlands, I found that the decorating style there is to display items in even numbers. And it works!
Why? Well a symmetrical display of two identical items is a balanced look that is pleasant to the eye.
If there are more than two items and they are different colours and sizes of the same shape, a small cluster can be a more interesting focal point. For example, an artist might use three focal … Read More