Winter greenery looks extra beautiful and makes our homes feel a bit more like the holidays. It also adds so much life to a home. By bringing the outdoors in, your space feels much more fresh and alive. When we are more cooped up in winter, it’s nice to have some greenery to look at. Whether it’s garland, pine, cedar, spruce, boxwood, juniper, or magnolia, give your mood and your home some love this winter by decorating with winter greenery.
The above picture is from a few years ago. I used a combination of magnolia leaves and cedar throughout my home that winter. It’s a beautiful classic look to decorate with. It’s also giving me garland envy. The garland I got this year looks like it was made for the Grinch.
This year I just used cedar throughout my home. Cedar can be a darker green or a lighter more lime green depending on when and where it was cut. It also changes color a bit as it dries out.
I trimmed the cedar that’s in the yellow pot at our cottage on November 1st. Considering I didn’t put the branches in water, they are doing fairly well. The rest of the cedar was all cut from a 25ft garland I picked up at Costco for $20. Decorating with winter greens can get expensive, but I did mine for $20 this year. Cutting up garland is a great bang for your buck.
Although winter greens look extra beautiful fresh, they still look beautiful after they dry out.
However, my dried out Grinch garland is debatable. It didn’t look great fresh either. I thought I grabbed a really pretty one and then I unwrapped it and saw it in all it’s glory. I wanted to return it and you can return anything from Costco, but I couldn’t get myself to return garland. Plus, I wanted to use it right away despite the look. It’s the worst garland I have ever bought (by far) and it still adds so much to our home. It even makes me laugh. No garland ever did that before.
You can drape garland over mantels, mirrors, doorways, on the dining table, kitchen shelves, sky is the limit. I think it makes our dining table look extra wintery and pretty. Just make sure to shape it or drape it exactly how you want it right away, as once it dries, that’s where it’s staying. I just set our table around it now.
If you don’t have the room or want large amounts of winter greenery, even the smallest little touches make a difference.
If you do put your winter greens in a vase, add water and trim them as you would flowers. This will keep them fresher longer.
I hope you are inspired to add some fresh greens to your home this winter. Send me pictures if you do! I’d love to see!
Grateful you are following along, xx Riane
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