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Decorate with Roses Year Round

February 14, 2013

generic rosesRoses are just for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, it turns out that’s not always the case. There are ways to incorporate this flower into your new Chicago home year round, you just have to be careful not to go overboard.

Here are some tips on how to go floral without going crazy.

  • Throw and decorative pillows. No, we’re not talking about those needlepoint pillows in grandma’s house. Try floral patterns that are simple and aren’t overdone.
  • Hanging paper rose spheres. This is a great DIY activity you can find on Pinterest, and your roses don’t have to be the traditional red and pink colors. Try yellow, purple or a soothing blue instead. Hanging rose decor can look great in a girl’s room, especially if you’re staging a home, and it also makes a fun addition to any dinner or brunch party.
  • Rose patterned footstools and benches. If you’re into romantic country style or Victorian decor, home furnishing accessories such as patterned footstools and benches can make great accents in any room, but especially a sunroom or library.
  • Rose topiary. Not just for weddings or Valentine’s Day, a rose topiary can be great for other occasions as well. You can create roses in a variety of colors and materials and have fun decorating your topiary with ribbon or jewels.

Before you know it spring will be here, so keep these decor options in mind for the warmer months, too.

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