Thursday, February 25, 2016

Decorating With Bougainvillea Flowers


There was a time when I hated bougainvillea to an extent that I didn't even want to look at it but lately my likes and dislikes have changed drastically. And now my love for bougainvillea is growing by leaps and bounds. Now whenever I see bougainvillea around I feel drawn toward the beauty of it. The striking bright colours of its bloom never fail to attract my attention. 
Let me share an incident with you all, as you all have been so loyal that I can now share my secrets with you :)
On my way to drop my son to his school I spotted a very beautiful flame red bougainvillea in full bloom alongside the railway track. And would you believe I have been eyeing this beauty for past few months but didn't have the courage to pluck such lovely blooms. Moreover, every time I planned to pluck the flowers my mind reminded me of one of the quotes that my mother sends us every morning sometimes to boost our morale and sometimes to instill good values in us.


Bougainvillea Flower

The quote goes like this:
What is the difference between
'I like you' and 'I love you'. 
Beautifully answered by Buddha:
"When you like a flower, you pluck it but when you love a flower, you water it daily"
One who understands this understands life!! 

Now tell me who on the earth will go against such a beautiful quote and pluck the flower.


But pardon me, I have done this not because I like bougainvillea but because I love it. The place where it was growing is not good, lots of filth around and heavy vehicles parked there crush and smash most of its branches. So one day I mustered courage and cut some branches to grow it in my balcony garden. 



Now that's a better idea, isn't it? I not only got beautiful bougainvillea flowers to style my coffee table but also an older branch to grow one more bougainvillea plant. 



Styling coffee table with flowers isn't a big deal. You need to be little innovative and can turn any mundane object into a vase, place some coffee table books and some more tiny plants or succulents in some unusual planter like conch/shell and your coffee table styling is done. 



Complement the colour of flowers by tossing a cushion in same shade for a pulled together or cohesive look. 



You can't learn home decorating by reading books or taking classes instead trial and error method is what works best here. Slowly you will learn the tricks of the trade. 



Keep rotating stuff to freshen up the look and feel of the place. 



Hope you enjoyed the blog. Signing off now with a quick message that 3D readers are making most of the opportunity I had given them in my previous post and buying Candeberg LED tealights with a special discount offer (exclusively for 3D readers). Offer is valid till 29th Feb. Hurry up and click here to know more about it. 

Coming up next is a DIY project of the month. Stay tuned!!


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