Christmas Garland Ideas

"Deck the halls with boughs of holly"..... and greens, and ribbons, and baubles, and lights.  

It's no secret that I love decorating for the holidays and when Christmas rolls around, there is no stopping me.  Our basement has two shelved walls of boxes full of ornaments and decorations, organized by color, and each year I create a different color theme and style theme in our home.  This year, I was inspired not only by the Federal mirror I picked up at a local consignment store, but a roll of metallic Tartan wrapping paper of muted gold, red, and  green.  

For the garland below, I started with an inexpensive store-bought evergreen garland, then layered on a faux magnolia leaf garland, added lights, ornaments, then live greens were tucked in to finish of this stairway Christmas garland. 

 

Source - Linda smith Davis - New England Fine Living 

Source - Linda smith Davis - New England Fine Living 

Below are more festive ideas for Christmas garlands used over fireplace mantles, doorways, and staircase railings with a few curated items below some of the photos that can achieve a similar look. 

Chocolate brown and muted gold Christmas ornaments and ribbon adorn this beautiful swag. 

Source - rinfretltd.desgnshuffle.com via Pinterest

Source - rinfretltd.desgnshuffle.com via Pinterest

Topiaries in urns sit atop the fireplace mantle grounded by a lush magnolia leaf garland. 

Source Melissa via Instagram 

Source Melissa via Instagram 

This garland surrounds the fireplace making it a focal point.  Simple greens and preserved fruits add a touch of casual elegance to this room - Colonial Christmas. 

Source Carol Glasser - via Pinterest

Source Carol Glasser - via Pinterest

Adding just a touch of green to this room full of red and white toile, buffalo check, and stripes is all that is needed to add a touch of Christmas. 

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Source - Crystallynell.tumbler - via Pinterest 

Source - Crystallynell.tumbler - via Pinterest 

Source via pinterest - designer unknown 

Source via pinterest - designer unknown 

Source - By Laura Richards 

Source - By Laura Richards 

Source - Pinterest - Designer Unknown 

Source - Pinterest - Designer Unknown 

Source - Veranda Magazine - By Mary McDonald - via Pinterest

Source - Veranda Magazine - By Mary McDonald - via Pinterest

Having met Mary McDonald, this peacock inspired Christmas showcases her fun personality and I have had the pleasure of designing a Christmas peacock themed stairway garland and tree for a client.  Peacock feathers and ornaments can be found at many local craft stores. 

Source via - April Wiens - Tumblr - Pintrest

Source via - April Wiens - Tumblr - Pintrest