Decorate with Flowers and Plants this Holiday

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Simplify your holiday décor with these natural embellishments. 

Before you pull out that dusty box of holiday decorations, consider simplifying your holiday décor with flowers and plants this year. Florals and foliage can add festivity to any room when combined with your personal mementoes and other items. Most importantly, flowers and plants are an affordable way to cut back on stress-inducing energy costs and time constraints. Below are some important tips to consider should you choose to decorate with foliage this holiday.

Staying Power

Carnations, tulips, gerbera daisies and winter lilies are four blooms that last a long time if cared for properly. They are also timeless blooms that come in a variety of colors including red, white, and pink. Gerbera daisies are especially lovely in coral and orange colors during the winter season. Winter lilies come in a pure white or white tinged with purples, pinks and greens. White carnations and tulips can also brighten any room.

Potted Flowers

Amaryllis and poinsettias are traditional holiday plants that not only have staying power, but they are also beautiful additions to holiday décor. Both are easy to care for, and both come in a variety of different colors. Due to their festive appearance, you cannot go wrong with choosing a white amaryllis or poinsettia plant.

Benefits Galore

The benefits of adding flowers and plants to your holiday décor are many. Plants affect the air quality of a home, and those with blooms can actually be fragrant. Both can be moved from the living room or a guest room to the dinner table as a part of a table-setting. They also make excellent gifts.

Here’s an additional suggestion: go through that dusty box of decorations, pull out the most sentimental pieces and use them with flowers and candles to decorate your home for the holidays.

Remember to keep your blooms and plants away from the reaching hands of small children and from house pets. Some plants like amaryllis and poinsettias can be poisonous if ingested.

Whether you are a new empty nester or a single, using flowers and plants as décor can take the guesswork and time out of trying to create a festive environment for the holidays. You will be surprised how something so simple can lift the spirits.


Anthony Rodell is the co-principal and Chief Architect Officer of Reid Rodell, an event partnership in the greater Washington, D.C. area. For over a decade, Anthony has planned meetings, corporate, gala and wedding events around the globe. His clients are both well-known and everyday people simply in need of assistance with organizing and planning events with a unique vision.