Time for a Christmas confession: I have never decorated with evergreen garlands. Because in my mind, that was so old school and traditional and I wanted something different and original! But there’s a reason it’s a Christmas classic and now that I’m coming around to the whole look, I’ve pulled together some fun ways to use this natural beauty in an all-new way.
The graphic designer in me loves anything bold and statement-making, and this beautiful DIY star wreath on a Finnish blog is simply stunning.
I especially love the pop of color and contrast against the white brick. (source)
The breakfast nook via BHG above is simple and chic. It provides the perfect backdrop for a simple evergreen garland dotted with tiny decorative mittens. It echoes the gentle archway of the woodwork around the window and accents the architecture and overall feels subtly festive without going overboard.
Another vote for simple and chic! Drape your evergreen garland generously but simply on a long mantel and embellish with natural textiles and subtle sheen.
Ready for a twist on a classic? This succulent garland is such a fantastic new spin on a traditional classic. I love the different display of colors and textures in this garland. Perfect for a beach house or a desert getaway.
But if you’re of the black thumb variety, how about an all-paper garland? Stunning, colorful, graphic and bold — and it never requires watering! (source)
In a more rustic vein, a found branch brings the outdoors in when mounted on the wall. So pretty with all the red and natural tones.
Looking for something a little more glam? Weave striped ribbons through your garland and accent it with loads of glitter and sparkle. (source)
Minimalists will appreciate the way boughs of greenery accent door frames and windows without going overboard. This is also a great solution for renters or those who don’t want to mess with a Christmas tree.
When used with a stack of white cake plates, doesn’t this little embellishment of greenery below bring Christmas trees to mind? Simple, chic, and sweet. (source)
Monochromatic and simple, this greenery houses the family’s Christmas cards as well as some subtle shiny little ornaments.
But my most favorite unexpected use of all is by Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day. She DIY’d this fun typographic JOY garland that’s perfectly at home over the fireplace. This particular one is faux greenery, but you could probably also render it in a live garland.