Let’s Start with the Mantle
Of course, you can put a garland on it, but what can you do to make it more interesting?
Use Layers. Charlotte Moss used spruce, pine and juniper to add interest to her holiday mantle.
Red berries, silver pinecones and ribbon and birch twigs enhance and add sparkle.
Invite the wonderful scents of Christmas into your home with natural elements such as citrus and fresh cinnamon sticks.
Nuts in their shells add texture and interest.
What About the Stairs?
You can use a garland there, too, but let’s make it more interesting with:
Ribbon and lights
See how she hasn’t wrapped the ribbon, but attached it on the outside of the garland so that more of it shows?
Isn’t this an adorable place to put your stocking if you don’t have a mantle, or if you don’t want them so close to the fire?
You don’t want the chocolates in those stocking to melt!
What an adorable place to hang pictures of the family or those photos with Santa.
Think Outside the Box
What about putting your garland at the bottom of the stairs for a change?
You can draw the eye up with these ideas:
Think about moving your decorations up, to the fixtures.
A wreath of shiny ornaments brightens any room.
Or decorate a mirror with feathers for a unique focal point.
Metals, the New Neutral
Add a pop of metallic to add glam anywhere
On to the Walls
Try gift wrapping your wall art to add Christmas to your walls
And the Door
(Photo Courtesy of naptimedecorator.net)
Gift wrap or add a bow to your door
In the Kitchen
Put ornaments in a cake stand or cloche for a pop of color in unexpected places
Don’t forget the Windows
(Photo Courtesy of Good Housekeeping)
Try hanging candy canes or ornaments in the window to add to the festivity.
What’s your favorite easy Christmas decorating idea? Which of these do you like best? Please answer in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!