Add Holiday Greens Throughout Your Home with These Simple Tips

Add Holiday Greens Throughout Your Home with These Simple Tips
Photography by Jim Bathie

Text by Katie Ellis

From simple wreaths and garlands to decked-out Christmas trees, don’t miss these tips to add touches of country style to your cottage this season.

Fresh Garland
Photography by Mac Jamieson

Swags of fresh garland can add an instant holiday touch to nearly any space in the home. Whether you keep the greenery simple and natural or opt for a more layered look with berries, baubles, and ribbons intertwined, you’re sure to enjoy the aromatic scent of pine that brings the outdoors in.

Festive Truck
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

And don’t miss an opportunity to dress up your vehicle with a Christmassy wreath.

Faux Tree
Photography by John O’Hagan

Even a faux tree can easily exude country charm when adorned with braided yarn garlands, buffalo check ribbons, and loads of wooden ornaments. Tucking sprigs of fresh greenery or berries into a faux Christmas tree is another great way to add extra interest. And a smattering of brown paper packages tied up with coordinating red-and-white ribbons is classic country Christmas style.

Garlands and Mini Trees
Photography by John O’Hagan

If a single garland feels too sparse, try layering multiple live swags to create a lush statement around your entry. Potted rosemary shaped into traditional evergreen trees offers a fragrant welcome to your holiday guests.

Dining Table
Photography by John O’Hagan

Arranging a garland centerpiece on your holiday table is one of the best and easiest places to begin. Both real and faux greenery can feel warm and inviting when layered with pine cones, antlers, and other holiday baubles. Live tabletop topiaries are a great way to introduce a fresh element.

Photography by John O’Hagan

Country style is all in the details. Fresh-cut greenery added to your kitchen lighting or chair backs is a simple touch that has a big visual payoff.

Rustic Details
Photography by Mac Jamieson

Rustic materials like tin cans or wire baskets can double as the perfect vessels for farmhouse-themed arrangements.


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