Go-To Greenery: Styling Our Favorite Fresh Finds

 

It’s finally Spring! Mother Nature really took her time this season but we are ecstatic to see budding branches overhead and daffodils popping up at our feet. Beyond the beauty of the outdoors, we're thrilled that the chance to bring natural & fresh greenery into our homes has finally returned with the warmer weather.

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Greenery is our favorite design tool because it can be used in so many ways. It makes a space feel fresh, vibrant, and alive. From wildly oversized banana leaves to soft ferns, we can’t get enough of these natural touches. Check out our favorite little green friends below to see how you can bring the outside in!

Ruscus

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Design by  Estudio Maria Santos , Photography  Montse Garriga

Design by Estudio Maria Santos, Photography Montse Garriga

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If you’re looking for a sophisticated green cutting with the style and elegance to match your space, look no further than Ruscus. This leafy, vine-like plant goes with everything from wedding bouquets to dining table centerpieces. We love to place Ruscus in taller vases to give even more height to this already elongated beauty. Add some water to your vase to extend the life of Ruscus.

SHOP THE LOOK:   Duara Circle Table Lamp ,  Solstice Ceramic Vase  Design by Scout & Nimble,  Hilltop Home Project  | Photographer  Alyssa Rosenheck

SHOP THE LOOK: Duara Circle Table Lamp, Solstice Ceramic Vase Design by Scout & Nimble, Hilltop Home Project | Photographer Alyssa Rosenheck

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Design by  JDP Interiors , Photography by  Margaret Austin

Design by JDP Interiors, Photography by Margaret Austin

Fill your room with the soft style and calming scent of Silver Dollar Eucalyptus. With leaves that tend to be less saturated than your typical greenery, this plant provides a more subtle touch than other leafy plants. While eucalyptus is more of a home accent than it is a centerpiece, it can still stand out when styled in a wooden vase or a similar natural vessel.

Design by  Katie Hodges

Design by Katie Hodges

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Design by  JDP Interiors , Photography  Amy Bartlam

Design by JDP Interiors, Photography Amy Bartlam

Scout & Nimble Design from the  Hilltop Home Project  | Photography by  Alyssa Rosenheck

Scout & Nimble Design from the Hilltop Home Project | Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Monstera

Big, bold, bright. These huge leaves are tropical, beautiful, and oh-so-trendy. It’s no wonder their scientific name is monstera deliciosa - this plant looks just delicious in any room! Potted Monstera leaves need lots of space to grow, so these plants should not be shelved or tucked away in a corner. If you’re looking for a more minimalist look, place a single leaf in a glass vase with a little water.

Designer  Chango & Co  | Photographer by  Sarah Elliott

Designer Chango & Co | Photographer by Sarah Elliott

Scout & Nimble Design,  Hilltop Home Project  | Photography by  Alyssa Rosenheck

Scout & Nimble Design, Hilltop Home Project | Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Design  Vernich Interiors  | Photographer  Paige Rumore

Design Vernich Interiors | Photographer Paige Rumore

Palm Fronds

Allow us to introduce you to your new best frond. With so many leaves attached to one frond, just gathering a few in a tall vase can make a big impact in any room. Palms can bring tropical or desert vibes to light, neutral-toned rooms or an eclectic touch to spaces framed in dark woods. Place a few palms in your bathroom to create a spa-like experience for your next bubble bath. When placed in vase with water, fronds can last up to 4 weeks!

Designer  Megan Bachmann Interiors  | Photographers  Delbarr Moradi  and  Paul Dyer
Designer  Starr Sanford Design  | Photographer  Brie Williams

Designer Starr Sanford Design | Photographer Brie Williams

Designer  Urban Grace  | Photographer  Framework

Designer Urban Grace | Photographer Framework

Plumosa

The subtlety and gentle stems of plumosa, also known as asparagus fern, create soft, green details without overwhelming the space they occupy. These sweet little cuttings sit well in smaller vases that won’t overwhelm their short stems. Though they are small, plumosa is mighty and will last for a long time when properly cared for.

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SHOP THE LOOK:   Reclaimed Wood Bowl

SHOP THE LOOK: Reclaimed Wood Bowl

Pampas Grass

When vibrants greens just clash too much with a space, dried pampas grass is a stunning substitute. With feather-like features, this grass ranges in color and creates a beautiful texture for any space. Because pampas has already dried out, there is no need to place it in water. Pampas grass is a beautiful feature to have inside, however, it is an invasive species and should not be planted outdoors.

Design by  Hommeboys

Design by Hommeboys

SHOP THE LOOK:   Porous Vase

SHOP THE LOOK: Porous Vase

Seasonal Branches

When you just can’t fit a trip to your local florist or plant nursery into your busy schedule, one of the most simple solutions to adding natural decor to your home is to cut it yourself! Head out into the yard and pick up a few small branches that fell during the last storm. If color is your thing, trim a branch directly from one of your trees. Be sure to use proper garden shears and wear safety gloves to protect your hands!

Design by  JDP Interiors , Photography  Amy Bartlam

Design by JDP Interiors, Photography Amy Bartlam

Designed by  BHDM Design

Designed by BHDM Design

Design by  JDP Interiors , Photography  Jeff Mindell

Design by JDP Interiors, Photography Jeff Mindell

Don’t limit yourself to taking fresh cuttings exclusively in spring and summer. Fall foliage is so beautiful on those Sunday drives, so why not bring a bit of that warm-hued magic inside? Just one or two branches of orange and golden leaves can warm up any room. Place these beauties in a glass vase to accent the rich beauty of the fall colors.

Designer  Megan Bachmann Interiors  | Photographer  Suzanna Scott
SHOP THE LOOK:   Large French Mason Jar

SHOP THE LOOK: Large French Mason Jar

Hydrangeas

We know, we know, they’re not really greenery! But hydrangeas are just so beautiful that we had to include them. While these classic flowers range in color from purple to green to blue, white will always be our favorite because of its simplicity and versatility it provides in any space. Hydrangeas can be finicky to care for and need their water changed frequently, but these lovely flowers will last for days when tenderly cared for. The beauty is worth it!

SHOP THE LOOK:   Color Block Vase

SHOP THE LOOK: Color Block Vase

Wax Flowers

Unlike hydrangeas, the wax flower has a little more green and a lot less bloom to it. Small but mighty petals intermingle with thin leaves to make a textured and colorful presentation. Their soft scent and delicate blooms will enchant you and add a touch of sweetness to any space. Just like the plumosa, wax flowers make the most impact in smaller vases.