Christmas Greenery Decorating Ideas

Christmas greenery decorating ideas that work for all home styles. Easy tips and ideas to decorate with garland, wreaths and little trees this holiday season.

Adding greenery during the Christmas holiday is the best way to give your home a festive look and feel. I use all faux greenery with a mix of different types. While I love the smell of fresh greens, we opt out because of allergies.

My Christmas tree decorating tips will help you give an artificial tree a beautiful look.

Mantel Christmas greenery

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I do mix in real pinecones and wood stems from my yard.

This year I bought 3 new wreaths, 2 garlands, and 4 little trees. I found a bag of greenery stems I had for wreath making in my attic that I was able to use as well. Finding the best faux holiday wreath is a great start.

Making faux greenery look good takes a some work. Fluff the limbs and stems by bending them in a natural looking way.

Christmas greenery decorating ideas

Wreath tips:

  • Fluff them by bending the stems
  • Mix in additional stems of different greenery and berries
  • Dried orange slices give a faux wreath life
  • Add bows and ribbon
Artificial wreath with pinecones and red berries added hanging on mantle

Garland tips:

  • Fluff them
  • Stay simple or layer 2 garlands for a full look
  • Add accessories like ornaments
  • Layer with wood beads, yarn, popcorn, etc.
  • Swag or not, looks good both ways
staircase garland with wood beads and gold bells foyer view

Little tree tips:

  • Fluff them
  • Leave them naked, no ornaments
  • Place them in a container such as basket, urn, bucket, pottery, etc
  • Great winter decor past Christmas
Little Christmas tress in pottery on the mantel

Fluff tip: Bend the branches so the look like they would if they were real. Don’t leave them all straight. Bend and fluff.

All of the tips shared above I used throughout our home. The mantel greenery decor is mixed stems and little trees. The pottery was thrifted finds and worked perfectly for my little trees. The trees are my favorite look of the season.

The Merry & Bright mantel sign I built and painted a few years ago.

The DIY drop cloth stockings got a new plaid wool top.

Look closely through all of the photos below and give the tips a try.

Little tree basket styling
Grapevine Christmas wreath
Flat back wall basket
Faux greenery stair garland
pine wreath
DIY orange slice wreath
Table centerpiece with simple greenery

This year I wanted a natural winter look. I’m thrilled with the results. It feels exactly the way I had hoped it would. Using the natural looking pine stems, garland and wreaths helped a lot.

If you missed my last post, be sure you go see my branch wall art I created for my dining room holiday decor.

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