My favorite part of holiday decor has to be all the gorgeous greenery garlands. I love the cascading drape and it’s so fun finding all the creative ways to add it. This is typically the first holiday decor piece to sell out, year after year. From the fireplace mantel to all the unexpected little corners explore my favorite garlands and how I use them plus even more inspiration below.
THE TRADITIONAL MANTEL
Whether you like a cascading symmetrical look or something fun and organic these are sure to inspire you to create the perfect cozy backdrop.
UNEXPECTED & FUN
I love to add a garland over mirrors to create a beautiful statement. The entryway, hall nook, bedroom or living room – these are all great areas for wall or floor mirrors and to add that little holiday touch.
Over windows or French doors can be so festive as well. The possibilities are endless.
Another area a beautiful swag or garland can be placed is around a chandelier – think the kitchen island or above the dining table!
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I love a drapey garland over the banister. Nothing more nostalgic than this view to me during the holidays. Imagine the kids running down the stairs Christmas morning. I also love adding the little micro fairy lights and keep it lit all night. So magical. Finish the landing banister with a pretty bow or add them through the swag where you create peaks.
A beautiful garland down the center of the table can be all the centerpiece you need for holiday dining. Add candles and you’re set. Simple, elevated, and so beautiful. I also love this look down a console table and over top of shelving.
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THE FRONT PORCH
Classic and beautiful – Create a welcoming holiday entry. If you don’t have enough clearance above your door like we do we always wrap our cedar columns then flank the door with trees and shrubs in pots.
Don’t forget to add ribbon and bells! I love to use velvet or chiffon over my garlands and top with beautiful brass bells. It adds so much charm. Also, the best tools to hang garlands that stick damage free – I like to add the command hook picture hanging velcro adhesives (they hold more weight!) on the cord bundlers for heavy garland on mantels if you can’t use a nail and to top over mirrors. For stairways and chandeliers velcro tape works great and is damage free! I also suggest using zip ties they hold so well. For adding ribbon and bells floral wire or fishing line works fantastic to loop through and attach to garland or where it’s hanging from.
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