28 Gorgeous Ways To Decorate Your Home With Christmas Garland


Have you started decking out your home with holiday decor yet? It’s that time of the year to bring out all of your holiday decorations such as Christmas garland and make your home festive for this joyous holiday season. Adorn your Christmas trees with lights and ornaments, while trying to get all of your holiday shopping, baking and cooking done. It is a daunting task, but somehow we make it all happen!

Even if you have already finished all of your holiday decorating by now, there are still plenty of ways to add a few finishing touches. Christmas garland is the perfect way to add a little extra holiday joy to your home. You can opt for faux garland, or get the real stuff from a Christmas tree lot, or even gather clippings from your own property! If you are looking to make your own, there are plenty of DIY ideas that we have featured below to help get you started. 

Christmas garland can be used to decorate anywhere in your home, from the staircase railing to the fireplace mantel, entry console table or even as a beautiful dining table centerpiece. You can also add to your garland by incorporating pinecones, faux berries, ribbons, and ornaments. Have a look below for some inspiring ideas to help get you started. Be sure to let us know in the Comments which one is your favorite and why!

Note: For more inspiring holiday decorating ideas, head over to our Pinterest page and check out (and follow) our board “Christmas Decorating Ideas“! Happy decorating everyone!


1. Garland On The Banister. To create this look, the key is to layer at least two different garlands together to make it look full. Use zip ties to attach the garland to the banister. Next, add extra strands of lights, plugged in at the top of the stairs. The bows are satin. Tie in some pinecones and faux berries from Michaels or JoAnn’s to finish the look. (via @mytexashouse)


2. Garland And Candlelight. This beautifully draped garland over the staircase banister is finished with some LED candles for evening-time ambiance. (via Julie Blanner)


3. Door Frame Draped Garland. Anywhere with door frames in your home, accent them with garland for a dramatic effect. Here, the dining room door looks elegant, inviting guests in for dinner. To hang garland, simply use three nails on the top of the door frame, leaving a 1/3″ exposed. Nail one into each corner, and the third in the center. Use fresh garland to create this beautiful look, and tuck it in behind each nail. (via Julie Blanner)


4. The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Beautiful garland accents the staircase banister, while a wreath from @afloral finishes the look. The charming sign on the wall is from @harpergrayce. Wrapped gifts on the steps are from Target. (via House Becomes Home Interiors)


5. Under The Mistletoe. Use garland to accent your holiday signs or mirrors around your home. The “Meet Me Under The Mistletoe” sign is from @harpergrayce. (via @desertdecor)


6. Pine Branch Garland. Drape pine branches over your fireplace mantel for a fresh and natural holiday aesthetic. If you chop down your tree, save some trimmed branches, or you can find them at Christmas tree lots, Home Depot or Lowe’s. If you wish to create a more full look, you can also mix in some faux Fraser fir foliage. (via Liz Marie Blog)


7. Garland Trimmed Banister. This gorgeous staircase features garland trimmed along the banister. A beautiful ivory ribbon is tied into bows throughout the garland, creating a touch of elegance. Mini lights add a magical glow. (via Southern Hospitality Blog)


8. Pine and Eucalyptus Christmas Garland. Create the look of fresh Christmas garland in your home by layering faux pine garland with faux eucalyptus. (via Keys To Inspiration)


9. Window Greenery. If you have a large window, why not trim it with some Christmas garland? The look will add a festive touch and further frame the views to outdoors. The beautiful table in the foreground is from Restoration Hardware, while the exquisite flooring is tumbled, antique-gray Carrara marble… how dreamy is this kitchen? So perfect for holiday entertaining! (via House Beautiful)


10. Alfresco Fire. If you have an outdoor fireplace (or even an indoor one), the mantel is the perfect spot for adding some real or faux garland. Since this home is in California, holiday parties can be enjoyed throughout the year. The Blue Ridge cobblestone fireplace features a black firebrick in a herringbone pattern for the firebox. (via House Beautiful)


11. Merry And Bright. This cozy living room layered in neutrals features a pop of color from the greenery of the garland. The fresh garland on the mantel is composed of clipped cedar from the forest mixed with eucalyptus from a neighbor’s tree! (via toni_marianna)


12. Dining Table Garland. Beautiful garland can also be used as a dining table centerpiece for Christmas. Simply drape garland down the center of your table. Freshly clipped cedar branches (or use faux) are mixed with magnolia leaves on top of the table. A pallet box is suspended from above, using glass jars filled with tea lights for ambiance. Garland has been draped over the pallet box. You could use this same inspiration for your chandelier over your dining table. (via toni_marianna)


13. Classic Christmas Garland. If you have stairs or a railing in your home, then adding garland is a must. It is a fabulous way to infuse your home with some Christmas cheer! You can opt to use faux garland, which can be found at places such as Walmart, Target, Michaels, or even Etsy. Real garland can also be used, found at a nursery or even clippings from your own backyard! This beautiful garland features silky pink ribbons from Etsy, eucalyptus leaves, and pine cones for an elegant look. (via Monika Hibbs)


14. Garland Dressed Bedroom. Decorate your bedroom for the holidays by trimming your headboard with a beautiful bough of garland. This adds a festive and cozy touch that will keep you feeling warm throughout the winter. (via @lifebyleanna)


15. Classic Garland. This stunning greenery framing the living room window features life-like cedar, sweeping longleaf pine, Douglas fir, Scotch pine, and real pinecones. The red bows add to the classic red and green Christmas aesthetic. (via Frontgate)


16. Cozy Christmas Home. In this cozy mountain home, pine bough garland with string lights frames the doorways for a magical ambiance. (via Mountain Modern Life)


17. Traditional Style Elements. A grand two-story foyer provides a grand first impression. The staircase is adorned with boughs of evergreen punctuated with red berries, striped ribbons, and pinecones. If you look closely, you will see at the foot of the stairs a whimsical woodland creature, greeting visitors. (via At Home in Arkansas)


18. Holiday Mantel. This DIY garland beautifully drapes over the mantel. We love how the stockings and candles create balance. Notice the small grouping of pinecones set on the garland above the stockings? (via @laineandlayne)


19. Use Garland As An Accent. Here, a simple mirror in a hallway gets accented with beautiful garland. This shows how garland can be used just about anywhere in your home to add a touch of festivity. (via The Art of Doing Stuff)


20. Garland Card Display. Fresh garland trims the door frame entry into the kitchen. We love this novel idea of using mini clothespins to clip Christmas cards to the garland. This is a great way to display cards instead of tossing them into a box. (via Nine and Sixteen)


21. Cheerful Foyer. This beautiful Colonial-style home features an elegant garland draping over the staircase banister. The greenery is fresh, but faux could also be used for longevity and yearly use. The seasonal pillows add to the festivity of this old-fashioned Christmas decorated foyer. (via Nine and Sixteen)


22. Deck The Mantel. Instead of the traditional draping of classic garland over the mantel, try hanging it from above. Set on this living room mantel is an arrangement of tulips, paperwhites and hypericum berries. (via Nine and Sixteen)


23. Merry Christmas. This staircase features a festive garland trailing the banister. Silver ornaments are hung from the garland along with a “Merry Christmas” banner. (via Pinterest)


24. Elegant Christmas Garland. This sophisticated garland is all about tradition. Layers of garland are draped together and secured at various points along the banister. Mini-lights provide a magical ambiance. (via @kristywicks)


25. Romantic Fireplace Mantel. This cozy fireplace features a theme of greenery and natural elements, such as berries and pinecones. The mirror is from HobbyLobby, while the garland is from @paulmichaelcompany, and the stockings are from Amazon. On the coffee table, the golden deer is from Target! (via @hipandhumblestyle)


26. Christmas Garland Staircase. Natural elements adorn this staircase banister that features plenty of greenery. Pops of black and white mixed with warm woods and candlelight for a warm and cozy atmosphere. We are loving the simplicity of this style! (via @hipandhumblestyle)


27. Beautiful Christmas Decor. A beautiful garland accents the living room fireplace mantel. In the foreground, the throw on the ottoman is from Michael’s. Notice the chunky knit blanket used as a tree skirt? (via @homeonfernhill)


28. Magical Bedroom Lights. In the bedroom, the garland is used to highlight the bed’s headboard, illuminated with mini-lights. We bet this bedroom looks magical in the evening time! (via @homeonfernhill)


29. Charming Fireplace Garland. This lovely fireplace is adorned with faux greenery and plaid stockings, handmade from fleece blankets. Get the full tutorial at the provided link. (via Happiness is Homemade)

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Marilyn Farrell
2 years ago

Beautiful ideas!