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Summer Decorating Tips

Summer is a beautiful season. It’s one of my favourite seasons of the year. The holidays, jolly sunshine, the cheery mood and friendly warmth always makes me happy. I guess the lovely season has prompted this Summer Decorating Tips post.

Simple interior decorating tips can bring in any season you desire into your home or your office. The trick is to add little reminders of the season. For this post, I am focusing on the current summer season.

 

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Here are some summer decorating tips that you can start implementing right away –

 

Flowers or Floral print pillows

What if your home had blooming flowers all the time? Having real life flowers is always charming, and it is one of the best ways to ensure your home decor is seasonal. Another easy way to bring the summer into your home is to get floral print pillows.

Such pillows are excellent as summer decor as the warm colours of summer brings in this feel of summer. Get floral pillows that have a mix of orange, yellow and warm red. Such colours are excellent for depicting the summer vibe.

 

Bring in ‘em stripes

Aside from flowers and floral prints, stripes make a good pattern to decorate the house with. Striped throw pillows, striped table cloths and even striped wallpaper create a very lovely summer mood. Unlike floral prints, stripes are quite sober yet fun.

Remember to create some contrast. If you’re going to have striped wallpaper then you don’t have to cover all 4 walls. Stick to half or just one side.

 

Shaded string lights

Summer is a season of fun, warmth and family gatherings. Shaded string lights that are arranged in the garden or on the porch bring about a very playful feel. Everywhere is kept bright as the warm light from the shaded string lights line the sitting area outside. This inspires family dinners in the garden, where you’ll enjoy nature and the beauty of summer night.

The best way to go about this is using a string of shaded lights and arranging them along a porch or over the length of a shade where you know you can set a table where people can seat around for dinner. That creates the perfect ambience for the summer season.

 

Rearrange the room to focus on the windows

Here is my last summer decorating tip. Rearrange the room to focus on the windows if you can. This allows for more light to flow in.

 

What do you think of these summer decorating tips? Do you have any tried and tested tip to share? Please sound off in the comments section.

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The Gift of Flowers

Growing up in Africa, I was not much of a flower girl. Life was not too busy in the crazy city of Lagos, for me to have the time to think of planting or flowers. But I am now at a point in my life where I appreciate the gift of flowers. I think flowers are a great gift to give and receive.

Flowers are now universally accepted in this part of the world, and I can see why. Flowers send unspoken messages, and I think it is a great easy way to show appreciation to a friend or family member, or even a work colleague. I do prefer some flowers to others, some strike a deeper chord in my heart and I find them delicately pretty. Here are 3 of my favourite flowers –

 

Roses

 

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When I think of Red Roses, I think of Love. I love Red Roses. It is a very pretty flower. I am also a lover of the Pink, Yellow, Peach and Orange Roses.     I think they all smell amazing, and would make great gifts, depending on the occasion.

The quality of the flowers matter as well, so it’s best to get them from a reputable supplier like Flying Flowers, who has been in the business of handmade bouquets for decades now.

 

Sunflowers

 

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Sunflowers are another favourite of mine. While researching the origin of Sunflowers, I discovered hey were one of the first crops to be grown in America, and their seeds were used to make flour for bread. Did you know that?

Sunflowers make me very happy. There is something so positive and uplifting about the sunflower, it could be because of the yellow colour and in your face shape.

 

 

Tulips

 

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Tulips are another favourite of mine. I love having a Tulip Bouquet in the house. And when it comes to the gift of flowers, they are great to give as a birthday, wedding, anniversary or congratulatory gift. I think the Tulip also represents Love, Happiness and Positivity. Do you agree?

 

Do you like receiving and giving flowers? Which is your favourite? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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A Floral Gift Idea for Christmas

Christmas is a season of giving and flowers make a lovely gift for many people. It is a thoughtful gift worth giving any time of the year especially in the Autumn/Winter season. Flowers usually brighten up a room and sometimes that is all we need to light up our spirits during these shorter days and longer nights we are currently facing. So a floral gift is an amazing Christmas gift idea.

You all know I do most of my shopping online, so I like the fact that I can order beautiful flowers online for any occasion, anytime and send as a gift to the recipient without me leaving my laptop.

I recently came across Bloom Magic Flowers while doing my Christmas gifts shopping online, and I was blown away by how beautiful the flower bouquets were. For those who have never heard of this brand, it is a flower delivery company based in Ireland, and set to launch in the UK. They specialize in fresh-cut luxury flowers, which are woven into stunning hand-tied bouquets, carefully designed to leave a lasting impression on the lucky recipient.

Here are some of the flower collections that caught my eye –

SOIRéE à L’OPéRA

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I am so in love with this flower collection. I think it is so pretty. This bouquet features Roses and Pittosporum flowers, which are some of my favourite flowers. I would love to have this for Christmas. It is such a beauty. And the name is super exotic.

 

Sweet Santa Barbara

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This Sweet Santa Barbara bouquet is another favourite of mine. I love the arrangement. I think it would look amazing in my flower vase. This bouquet features Roses, September, and Scabiosa flowers which I love. It would make an excellent Christmas gift.

 

Blitzen

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So I saved the best for last with this Blitzen bouquet. It is actually from the Christmas flower collection, and it is so beautiful. This bouquet features Roses, Chrysanthemums, and Carnations flowers and it looks proper Christmassy. I am in love with this one.

What do you think of these floral Christmas gift ideas? Which is your favourite bouquet? Please pop a comment in the comment section below.

 

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