Posted 16th Dec 2016
Now that Christmas is nearly upon us - and with it, the shorter, darker days, the need is greater than ever to make our homes as snug as possible
One such way is adding an orchid to your interior, a suitable addition for both the run-up-to and the days after Christmas. Over 25,000 varieties are available, meaning you can rely on a flowery house plant which is available in an wide-range of colours and types. You can rely on there being an orchid to match the latest winter trends. For instance you could opt for a chic style with velvet and the stylish Cambria or you can give a bohemian boost by combining colours of orchids in your home.
Trend one: Bohemian winter
This winter, you can oust somberness and go excessive with your interior. The bohemian trend is something we are set to see a lot more of, with the combination of traditionally unconventional colours - and the orchid is the perfect device to do just this. You can try, for example, combining an old-rose pink Cymbidium with a lilac-colored Dendrobium and yellow-magenta Zygopetalum. By gathering your greens and combining them with orchids, you get a major colour explosion, a sure way to brighten up those dull December and January days.
Trend two: Hotel chic
Last year was marked with a sweet and romantic style, while this winter will be characterised as chic. Rich materials, such as gold and velvet, will bestow a luxurious and warm atmosphere upon your home. An ideal orchid could be the Cambria, capable of radiating exclusivity, while the star-shaped flower petals can give any interior an instant chic twist.
Trend three: the lean-and-mean edition
Not everyone has the space for a Christmas tree. However there are creative solutions to decorate your home with festive greens which will avoid shedded needles everywhere. Consider decorating the Christmas dining table with exotic air plants, like the Vanda orchid. Put some Christmas lights in a glass vase and then put a Vanda in the vase on top. A simple, quick and ambient Christmas decoration that doesn't take up too much space, the Vanda is available in various vibrant colours, and you can even enjoy its magnificence as an air plant for a number of weeks, after the celebrations passed.
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