Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight! Since yesterday was “National Orchid Day”, I thought I’d gather up some orchid inspiration for you. Today, we’re going to focus on ideas for decorating with orchids. Believe me, you don’t want any take any flower growing advice from me anyway! Although, at the end of this post, I have provided some links so you can learn more about taking care of orchids. Maybe, I’ll learn along with you!
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Decorating with Orchids at Home:
To make a statement when decorating a room, consider adding an orchid plant. Not only do orchids add a splash of color, but their shape makes them stand out like a piece of art.
While visiting the Hampton Designer Showhouse a couple years ago, this stunning pink orchid caught my eye. Don’t you just love the way the vibrant pink stands out against that wallpaper? Yes, that wallpaper – gorgeous isn’t it?!!
Apparently, bathrooms are great environments for orchids due to the humidity. Somehow, I must have known this because I kept an orchid in my master bathroom for awhile. Don’t ask me if I still have this orchid, though. Thankfully, it did hang in there for a while…even under my care!
Joking aside, this orchid actually lived for quite awhile…much longer than the orchids I’ve had in my home office over the years! Since then, I’ve stuck mostly to artificial orchids but every now and then I’ll give a real one a try.
Whenever I travel, I like to pick up decorating tips from hotels. At the Harbor View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard, they kept the hotel lounge area very classic and understated by using neutrals and yes, a couple well placed orchid plants. Don’t you agree the orchids just make the space? Though, I guess the beautiful architecture doesn’t hurt either!
If you love the look of this space, be sure to take my tour of the Harbor View Hotel. Afterwards, pop over to their website so you can see how they’ve redecorated since I’ve stayed there. Honestly, I can’t decide which look I prefer.
Last year, when planning my spring mantel, I decided to decorate with classic white orchids. Perhaps, I was remembering how much I loved them at the hotel. Of course, I had to put my own spin on the look by including my blue and white porcelain.
Even though any color orchid would have worked on my mantel, I liked the way the white orchids let the blue pieces take the spotlight.
Once again, I chose a white orchid when decorating my living room. Don’t you agree, it adds to the island vibe I have going on in there?
Recently, I replaced that accent table with my bar cart styled it in a tropical style– and of course I included an orchid!
In my opinion, orchids can work with any style home. From modern to traditional, I’ve seen them used in every space. Obviously, they’re versatile – and so beautiful!
Decorating with Orchids – Shopping Finds:
If don’t want the responsibility of caring for a live orchid, there are plenty of great looking artificial orchids out there…
Perhaps, you’d like some orchid art for your walls…
Maybe, some orchid decor for the bedroom…
If I had a daughter, I’d love to decorate her bedroom with this orchid duvet cover!
Style your coffee table with a pretty orchid book…
For those of us wanting to learn more about orchids, this looks like an excellent book!
Now that I put you in an orchid mood, here are some more finds and orchid decorating ideas that caught my eye this week:
- If you’re like me and don’t have a green thumb, read these tips to care for orchids.
- A great tutorial on how to create a faux orchid arrangement.
- Follow these easy steps to paint a watercolor orchid.
- If you’re crafty, try making your own paper orchids.
- Garnish your cocktail with edible flowers – and yes, orchids are on the list!
Ironically, one of the last times I had orchids in my drink, I was dining at Orchids Restaurant in Oahu, Hawaii! Cheers to that!
Hopefully, some of these orchid ideas inspired you today!
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