Shhh, my husband and I are away this week. Like far away..
We found great flights on this app and decided the ticket prices were too good to pass. Let’s just say I spent more money on my down and waterproof jacket than on my airplane ticket. The first week of November was a good time to get away before the holidays kicked into full gear.
And, something in the air got me thinking about how to add shades of green around the house in November.
November has a reputation of loving shades of browns, golds and reds. And, December goes crazy for dark green trees, garland, and ornaments. But what about adding shades of green into the decor in November?
Sidenote: I can hear my dad and uncle reading this post and rolling their eyes. #shadesofgreen?
How to Add Shades of Green
Green is a versatile color and there are so many shades of green it’s easy to add to any decor item sitting still. Like herbs. Just say the word, “herbs.” Did you just smile?
Herbs are a quiet, low key way to add a bit of green. I add my herbs to crates in the kitchen and dining room. This way they are close enough to the kitchen for when I need something fresh from the garden.
November is when I bring my smaller herb containers inside.
I love a navy and green together any time of year, but next to a dark stain and a navy shelf, the green adds just the right amount of contrast. The fun is that we don’t usually see green in November.
Green pairs with so many rich colors. It’s fun to pair greenery with pumpkins. This week the forecast is for 70-degree weather in Denver. Did I mention my husband and I will be wearing parkas and gloves this week on our trip.
I love this pumpkin sitting on our iron bench. The bench used to be in our backyard but got relocated after our backyard reveal this summer. I dragged it to our side yard next to a walking path to the back gate.
The greenery pops in the background against the pumpkin and the black iron bench. It was after a brief shower passed overhead. Next time I want to photograph a rain drop.
Sidenote: My husband made this years ago before I met him.
And, it doesn’t matter what month it is for a boxwood wreath. I just switch up the ribbon and call it good.
Where and how do you like to use green in the month of November. I guess I have green on my mind and thoughts of home .. right about now…while in Ireland