Christmas Greenery That Isn’t Your Christmas Tree

Putting up a Christmas tree in your home is an easy way to bring greenery indoors for the festive season. But that only fancies up one corner of your whole house. What about all the other places that deserve a little green love? Take a look at these top 10 ways to add some Christmas greenery to your home, indoors and outdoors.

1. Staircase Garland

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If you have a staircase in your home, use that opportunity to put a little green in a place that doesn’t usually get much attention. You can add a garland to the rail, perfect for stockings and twinkly lights like the picture above, or you can put a bit of green with some twinkly lights on each step. (via )

2. Christmas Wreath

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Not all wreaths are created equal. But almost all of them make an easy way to add greenery to a door or wall. The best part about them is that you can style them in any way that best matches your decor. Going for a rainbow Christmas? Your wreath can match! (via )

3. Table Greenery

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Creating a Christmas-y centerpiece for your dining room table is especially important during the holidays due to all the people you’ll have sitting around it. Using some boughs among candles in the center is a simple way to put festive green on the table. Add some to the chandelier for extra Christmas cheer. (via )

4. Porch Greenery

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Porch planters are the perfect place to add some winter greenery to your front door. Sprinkle them with large ornaments for the Christmas season but the greenery can decorate your porch all winter long. (via )

5. Mantle Greenery

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A mantle is an obvious place to put a garland over the holidays. For those who don’t have a mantle however, the top of a bookshelf or a piano works just as well. It can be festive for the season and continue to grace the space until it’s replaced by Spring. (via )

6. Window Box Greenery

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There’s nothing more unwelcoming than an ugly brown window box during the winter. Spruce it up for the holidays by filling it chock full of various branches from winter greenery. That pop of red speaks Christmas too. (via )

7. Replace Flowers

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Here is a simple rule of thumb when decorating with holiday greenery. Anywhere you would place flowers in your home, replace the blooms with green boughs. The coffee table, the kitchen counter, the bathroom sink, stick to the rule and you’ll find that you will nicely fill your home for the festivities. (via )

8. Porch Light Greenery

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Some of us don’t have the luxury of window boxes or even a front porch. However most homes do have a porch light! Jump at the opportunity to make the little glowing lamp a welcoming sight for the season. (via )

9. Kissing Ball

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Sure, you can put up a little sprig of mistletoe if you want. But while you’re at it, why not fill it out with pine boughs and pine cones? It will make for a new twist on an old classic as well as a beautiful decoration for your Christmas clad home. (via )

10. Monogram Wreath

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Holly, pine boughs, pine cones, use it all and attach it to a cheap wooden letter with some floral wire to create a beautiful and unique wreath that your neighbors will be obsessing over. You’ll like it so much, you’ll want one for inside too! (via )

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