Natural Holiday Decor

In December, we all turn our thoughts to decking the halls in holiday style and Mother Nature offers us an abundant amount of decor.  When brought indoors, evergreens bring the festivity of the season along with them.  Here is a collection of ideas to inspire some simple and natural holiday displays around your home too. 

A bay leaf garland swaged with colorful ribbon on a staircase and tall winter berry stems in colorful vases instantly brighten an entry.      


bay leaf garland and berry stems bhg


Boxwood draped in front of a window makes a simple yet elegant statement.   Use the extra clippings on your tabletop with a medley of fresh fruit, candles, and your favorite decorations to form an effortless display that lasts all month long.


swag garland over window and evergreen centerpiece bhg


Cedar guarantees glorious scent when suspended casually around the home on a shelf or mantel.  Paper reindeer ornaments are a whimsical nod to Santa’s sleigh ride.  


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Pine boughs in the form of a wreath or gathered in a large vase add a simple woodland touch to a neutral living space. 


window wreath and potted pine bhg


There are plenty of opportunities to use evergreens in miniature form too, such as these tiny trees nestled in transferware bowls.


norfolk pine in transferware bhg


Add leftover pine or cedar clippings and botanicals to a small vase inside a larger one filled with a medley of nuts, mini pinecones, or faux snow. 


pine branches and nuts in vase bhg


The grocery store is a great place to grab miniature trees like these cypress varieties embellished with a single star.  Remove the ubiquitous foil and wrap them in brown paper for more natural appeal.   


mini cypress trees bhg


Look to the backs of chairs and barstools as another place to tie up a bundle of fresh greens with sparkly ribbon. 


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Windowsills in main living spaces such as the kitchen or family room are a perfect opportunity to place fresh evergreens on display. 


evergreen window valance


Pair pine clippings and sparkling ornaments on a cake plate or platter for an effortless seasonal centerpiece.  


pine branches and ornaments bhg


Miniature trees in pots spell out a seasonal greeting on a staircase or front porch with the addition of letters printed on cardstock. 


cypress trees in pots bhg


Citrus is in season this time of year and mixes beautifully with pine branches.  Add a collection of candles for a colorful and scented centerpiece that lasts all month long.


pine branches on table bhg


Evergreen garland wrapped around a doorway forms the perfect perch for the Christmas cards that arrive from friends and family. 


evergreen garland wrapped around doorway bhg


‘Tis the season to layer your home with fresh evergreens and you need look no further than nature for decorating in December!  What are your favorite ways to use natural decor during this time of year?     



9 Responses to “ Natural Holiday Decor ”

  1. So many beautiful ideas! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Love this post, I am going to run out and buy some fresh garland for the window above my kitchen sink as I won’t have a roman shade there now until January when it’s ready!
    Thanks Kate!

  3. Is there a template for the reindeer garland????

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