Looking for a fun decorating twist? Try palm trees. Seriously. They're a great way to class up any space and who doesn't need a little tropical inspiration in the icy grip of January. This was my Christmas present, by the way. The thing must be 7' tall.
But palms have been a staple of interior design for quite a long time. Victorians incorporated palms into nearly every grand space their homes had to offer (paging Downton Abbey). They look wonderful with either modern or more historical decor and give your home a little spice. Plus, everyone needs a little greenery in their lives.