'Tis the season for everything merry and bright! And with just a simple swag or garland, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland. From a traditional length of evergreen hung across the mantle to a handmade Scandinavian-inspired wooden garland wrapped around your tree, there are endless ways to add Christmas cheer to your home.
This traditional evergreen garland from Monika Hibbs adds tons of warmth to a clean bright house. Adding little sprays of eucalyptus and pinecones with an unexpected ribbon color keeps things interesting.
For a more earthy approach, head out into your garden to forage your own garland using bits of greenery, twigs, or berries. From Style Me Pretty.
This minimalist garland from Made From Scratch is inspired by Scandinavian design, using unfinished wood beads as the base, then embellished with simple evergreen tassels. The natural elements are a perfect complement to a modern home.
If evergreen isn't your thing, there are endless alternatives. This eucalyptus from Homey Oh My is simple, yet effective and smells great to boot!
String pinecones on a wire for a slightly more woodsy feel. The brown color adds warmth and stands out against a plain white wall, as you can see in this project from Ballard Designs.
If you don't have a fireplace or a bannister, this length of garland, from The Merrythought, hung from the wall also doubles as an advent calendar. This is also a great alternative for small spaces where an entire tree might not be a good fit!
The right garland can add lots of cheer to your Christmas tree. Elsie Marley strung together colorful felt or pom poms with wooden straws for a bright pop of color and/or texture.
Turn an evergreen garland into a makeshift Christmas tree (via Domino). Just cut it into decreasing lengths, pin it to the wall, and add lights or ornaments!