Fthe resh greenery is one of my favorite things to decorate for the holidays! It’s such a simple and natural way to give a home a festive vibe. In fact, I mostly use faux garlands as they last a lot longer and are a lot less messy, but I like to add at least some real greenery from our yard or garden center. I plan to put a fresh cedar garland around my kitchen window this year!
While I prefer not to buy or stock a lot of Christmas decorations, I find the faux greenery worth the investment as it can be used from November all through the winter. Plus, it’s so versatile and never goes out of style!
Hope you enjoy today’s post and inspiration!
If you can’t make it to a store, here are some online garland options that I like:
This garland of olive leaves and fresh myrtle
This preserved boxwood wreath
Find more in my Christmas Decor Shop (I’ve collected a lot of my favorite Christmas decorations there!)
I’m in love with the kitchen greenery in the top photo of Southern Living! The cedar draped garland mixed with candied oranges on pink and green ribbons… so much fun!
I love this idea of displaying Christmas cards on a garland around a door! Photo via BHG
Last year we hung this fake garland above our living / dining room door. We will do that again this year!
One year we put a preserved boxwood wreath on the window of our guest room. Such a simple festive touch!
One year we made a DIY boxwood wreath chandelier and hung this beautiful greenery around our door! It was so festive and welcoming. See the details of how we made the crown chandelier here.
I loved the look of this cedar garland tied with rope and ribbon to our stair railing! See more of this Christmas tour here.
We’ve also added embellishments to the front!
Click here for more inspiration on how to decorate your staircase.
Our Jack and Lily doodles have always enjoyed it a lot when we decorate with fresh greenery, ha! They were caught repeatedly knocking him down. They can’t resist that fresh smell I guess! How could you be mad at these sweet faces?
Are you looking for a Christmas decoration for your home? I’ve collected my favorites here in my Christmas shop!
Click here to shop my favorite Christmas decor!
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I’ll have a blue (and white) Christmas
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My favorite Christmas decoration shop
My gift guides (ideas for everyone!)