How to Decorate with Christmas Garlands

That wonderful time of year is here again.  It’s time to start decorating for the holidays.  This is the time when you can turn your home into a showpiece for the comfort and cheer that the holidays bring.


Garlands are perhaps the most popular and useful holiday decoration available, and their versatility makes them perfect for virtually any holiday.  Here are some creative uses for garlands this holiday season.

In Your Home

Stair rails:  You can intertwine garlands on the rails of your stairways for a homey touch that flows from one level of your home into another.

Mantels:  A garland is especially beautiful draped over its traditional place on the mantel where it accompanies your framed photos, holiday knick-knacks, and maybe even a few hung stockings.

Door frames:  Everyday door frames are the perfect opportunity to liven up hour home for the holidays.  All you have to do is hang garlands over your door frames, and your whole house will be festive.

Bookcases:  Bookcases are an often-underused decorative opportunity.  A garland can be either draped over the top, trailing down the sides of the bookcase, or small pieces can be artfully placed on each shelf.

Centerpieces:  When you are getting ready to sit down to a holiday meal with your family, it’s nice to have a festive holiday centerpiece to dress up the table for the special occasion.  You can use a garland in or around a centerpiece for the perfect touch.


Lightposts:  If you have lightposts in your yard, you can wrap each base with a garland to give it a festive look.

Mailboxes:  A little bit of garland can turn a regular mailbox into a beautiful holiday decoration.

Porches:  Use garlands on the railing around your porch and on pillars to make your home a lovely holiday attraction.

In the Office

Desks:  Give your office a bit of holiday flair with garlands trimming the edges of desks and cubicles.

Entryways:  Turning your office into a festive atmosphere is easy with simple touches of garlands draped around entryways and doors.

Simple Elegance

Garlands might seem like the simplest of holiday decorations, but a garland really brings a cheery touch to any room, home, or office.  You can add easy touches, such as flowers, pine cones, tinsel, or frost with canned snow to give them an extra-special look.

Remember, garlands aren’t just for Christmas.  They can be creatively used for any holiday or season.  The options are endless.

Here are some beautiful and creative Christmas garlands.

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