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faux florals for winter...

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

We love plants over here at Oh Joy! They bring life and texture to any room, any time, any where. We've shown you how to style statement branches (a little goes a long way!) and have lots of ways to bring plants into the home.

So today, we're here to show you two ways to style faux spring florals specifically for the winter months! Bringing plants into the home during winter is crucial to adding joy during this time of year, since there's typically not a ton of greenery happening outside. Check it out...

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

You can find amazing faux plants these days that LOOK SO REAL and require much less upkeep. So if faux is your jam, here are a few of our favorites that we used in these arrangements... 

- Peach branch
- Pink mini coleus
- Eucalyptus
- Light pink pampas
- Green & pink long fern
- Green willow flower

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

Millions of peaches, peaches for me! We added some faux peach branches to these arrangements for their unique texture, dimension, and color! (They also remind us of warmer days ahead...) For these arrangements, we mixed the peach branches with eucalyptus leaves and green and pink long ferns for a burst of subtle color. When creating arrangements, it's important to group flowers and leaves together that have different shapes and textures. This makes them visually interesting and full! The vases here are similar colors for a consistent tone that help unite them.

Sources shown: Target Pirouette paint (past season), vintage print, Target mirror, vintage table, Target plain white vase (past season), Target geo vase (past season), Target handled vase (past season), Home Goods glass knot (in-store only), Wayfair chair, Sarah Sherman Samuel pillow*.

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

For this second group of arrangements we focused specifically on various heights and textures of leaves while keeping with warm-toned vessels. We used eucalyptus leaves, pink mini coleus stems, light pink pampas, more green and pink long ferns, and some green willow flowers. The color schemes for each are all fairly similar with green and blush, and each different type of plant brings in a different texture and height. 

faux florals for winter... / via oh joy!

They all just just enough green to bring some cheer to your winder days.

P.S. If you want for more branch styling inspiration, check out this post on why we love styling with branches and this one for another fun way to style with them!

Sources shown: Target gold statue, Mur by Ayca scarf (coming soon to the Oh Joy! Shop), Target wooden vase (past season), Target pillow.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

plant styling 101...

plant styling 101... / via oh joy!

There's just something I love about having lots of plants in the home, especially during the winter when things can feel so cold and plantless outside. Plants are great for SO MANY reasons...they create a focal piece, add life and texture to any room, and double as art and decor. Plus, they've been shown to increase mood and productivity! So, here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate plants into the home...

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happy friday + flower fields...

The Flower Fields / Carlsbad, CA

Happy Friday! Yesterday, I was on CNBC which felt very fancy and a fun thing to have gotten to experience. But now, I am READY for the weekend and to slow down just a little bit! Last weekend, my family and I went to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA (just north of San Diego). My in-laws were in town, and they love gardens, so we figured we'd bring them to the biggest garden of all in a sea of ranunculus (one of my favorite flowers!). It was pretty magical...

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why I love styling with branches...

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Happy Monday! We talk a lot about how to style with flowers, but what about branches? There are SO many pretty trees, bushes, and plants that we see all the time and have in our own yards. So, let's take advantage of those plants blooming in our own backyard to bring the joy inside before they dry up and fade away!

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the prettiest painted plant stand...

The Prettiest Painted Plant Stand / DIY via Oh Joy!

I love spring for SO many reasons, but one is...all the greenery! Bringing plants into the home is one of my favorite things to do year-round, but spring is a great time to refresh and add new life to your space. SO, today we're showing you how to make these super simple plant stands which you can put any kind of plant (real or faux) and any kind of pot (decorative or simple!) on top of. They'll help keep your plants at varied heights, provide a buffer from any water spillage, AND they'll bring a great dose of color to your space. Here's what you need to know to make your very own...

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an easy rainbow floral arrangement

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We recently made this simple, but beautiful, arrangement for a video because it's so perfect for any last-minute gathering. If you're not super comfortable arranging florals, this is an easy way to make a statement with simple white flowers that doesn't require any florist skills! The trick is to use clear glass vases and then dye the water different colors so that it makes a rainbow effect! Here's how...

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a succulent jewelry box...

succulent jewelry box DIY

We love coming up with unique ways to display plants—particularly succulents because they are so hardy and easy to take care of. Today, we're showing you how to take this simple wooden jewelry box and turn it into a fun and modern vessel for a mix of your favorite succulents!

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plant life!

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

Plants add so much life to any room through their natural color and texture. Today, we wanted to show you a few bold ways to use plants in your home!

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

1. The Statement Shelfie — This is the "go big or go home" option. If you love plants and are not afraid to have a bunch (and you're okay with watering regularly), you can make a statement filling most of a shelf with plants. To really up the wow factor with your plants, make sure to use a variety of plants and a mix of shapes for pots and planters! This helps to add interest, shape, and texture. When working with a lot of plants, we like to cluster plants together in 3’s in varying heights in addition to some stand-alone pieces. Use artwork, books, and some other decorative objects to break up the plants. But in this version, the plants are the star of the show!

Props shown: Eric Trine plant stand, eSaleRugs rug, Target shelf, Target planter, Jenny Vorwaller painting, Target boxes, Modernica white/wood planterOh Joy! for Target gold lady planter, Anthropologie faux fur pillow, Urban Outfitters round pillow, Sunbeam Vintage chair, Target blue throw blanket.

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

2. Floored Flora — Sometimes we have empty corners at home that need a little something. Here's how you can fill in that area with a mix plants on the floor. Start with a large plant, then add a few more in various sizes to fill in the space. In addition to using planters and plant stands in a variety of sizes, you can also use books for an easy way to add height to smaller plants.

Props shown: eSaleRugs rug, Eric Trine mint and white plant stands, Modernica gray/wood planter, Anthropologie pillow, Ai Modern credenza, Target white ribbed planter, Ban.do glass boxes, Monroe Workshop wooden figurine, Modernica white/wood planter.

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3 Ways to Bring Plants into Your Home

3. Just a Touch — If you're not quite ready to go too bold with plants, you can start with a small area to focus on...like a side table! Cluster a few small plants on an end table in varying heights with different textures. By putting them in various planters of the same color, they feel like they belong together, yet still varied enough to add interest.

Props shown: Target rug, Target blue throw blanket, Oh Joy! for Target cloud pillow, Arro Home pillow, Joybird pink sofa, Jeff Mindell palm tree print, Calais Le Coq motel print, Target white planter, Modernica white/wood planter.

Some of our favorite indoor plants include: ZamioculcasDracaena MassangeanaNeanthe Bella PalmEpipremnum Aureum, and Dieffenbachia.

What do you guys think? Would you go super bold like the first version or more minimal like the third? 

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong. Props shown in intro image: eSaleRugs pink round rug, Anthropologie shag pillow, Arro Home pillow, Modernica gray planter}

3 unexpected places to display plants at home...

3 unexpected places to display plants at home

When I buy or receive a plant for my house, I tend to put them in the same spots—on the dining table, to the side of my TV (where my kids can't reach it), or on my desk at work. But since flowers and plants make everything better, I wanted to share a few not-so-typical places to put them. Once you try it, you'll never resort to the same old, same old spots again!

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shortcuts...

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

We have a new series of short-length videos called "Shortcuts by Oh Joy!". They provide easy and quick tips that you can watch in less than a minute. These videos will only be posted on our Oh Joy Facebook page and YouTube channel, so please "like" the page or subscribe to the channel to see them regularly.

Click here to watch the first one!

{Video by Casey Brodley, production by Jessica Hongand styling by Julia Wester.}