Simple Christmas Decorating With Greenery. Take a tour of our entryway and living room decorated for Christmas with simple additions of real and faux greenery. I’m also mixing holiday accents and our everyday decor that’s relaxed and welcoming. I hope you’ll enjoy the second part of our Christmas home tour this year as we celebrate the season.
It’s time for the Christmas Home Tours, which is a five day event with over 30 bloggers sharing their beautiful homes and holiday decorations. Marty of A Stroll Thru Life is the original host of this Christmas hop, but unfortunately she’s not able to join us due to recent surgery. While Marty is recovering, AnnMarie and Anne of Simply 2 Moms took up the reins to get everything organized. Thank you ladies for stepping in, we know that hosting such a large tour at the last minute is a huge task!
If you just happen to be stopping by or sent by my friend Cindy over at County Road 407, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. It’s always a delight to read Cindy’s posts as she shares her witty banter and charming holiday decor. Be sure to look for the links to all the tours at the end of my post.
By the way did you see the first part of our home tour last week of our family room? If not click on my post Woodland Christmas Home Tour With Muted Colors. I have lots of examples on decorating with greenery in that post as well.
Simple Christmas Decorating With Greenery
Today we’re starting the tour in the entryway with fresh and faux greenery that brings in holiday scents and brighten up the space.
- faux Norfolk garland
- arrangement of magnolia stems, pine and cedar clippings
- preserved moss
Did you know that decorating with greenery is one of the oldest traditions of celebrating winter holidays? No doubt I look forward to decorating with greenery as much as or maybe more than anything else during Christmas. The challenge though is not going overboard in our simply styled home.
This year I’m trying something different with a short faux Norfolk pine garland hanging over the artwork. I got the idea after placing another Norfolk pine garland over the plate rack in the kitchen.
To support the garland, I’m using three Command hooks right above the top edge of the frames. This allows the garland to casually cascade over the artwork, which I’m really loving right now.
On the entry table I have a fresh arrangement of magnolia, pine and cedar stems. I also have a few bare branches in the arrangement to add some height. An arrangement like this will usually last three to four weeks, as long as I replace the water in the vase a few times a week.
In the center of the table I’m displaying a vignette of pinecone trees from a recent project. In addition to mini pinecones there are acorns, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts. For details of the project click on How To Make Pinecone Trees.
This is an easy vignette to create by surrounding the trees with pieces of preserved moss arranged on an ironstone platter. To finish we add a little magic with fairy lights, which looks so pretty in the late afternoon when they click on.
Holiday Greenery In The Living Room
In the living room I’m focusing on adding greenery around our everyday accessories and a few holiday pieces.
- fresh pine and cedar clippings
- faux pine, cedar and cypress picks
- faux Norfolk pine picks
- faux flocked pine Christmas tree
Decorating in the living room usually starts with the large wood tray on the ottoman. Since I’m using unshelled nuts in my glass hurricane candle holder, I decided to add fresh greenery to the brass bowl. I’m also mixing in pine cones and dried orange slices. I love this mix of Christmasy scents this time of year.
Faux picks fill the oversized white vase on the bar cart with more bare branches for height. For something different to try, I’m adding short pieces of green plaid ribbon to the seltzer bottles. They look like bow ties. 😉
On a side table, I’m grouping tall mercury glass trees with a handsome deer figurine. This is another spot where I’m adding greenery picks for color, and to soften the overall look.
The flocked Christmas tree is a new addition. We originally had it in the family room, but I’m liking it much better in the living room. I decided not to add any ornaments, so we can enjoy the pretty shape. It looks absolutely gorgeous from the front sidewalk, and for now I’m completely happy with that.
To add a little height to the tree I’m placing it in a French basket weighted at the bottom, with flocked greenery picks for filler.
The secretary desk is another area where I love to add greenery or an arrangement. Simple faux Norfolk pine picks and pine cones fill a white porcelain bowl next to a stack of holiday books.
Did you notice one of the books is covered in green plaid wrapping paper? This is such an easy way to coordinate colors on a table top or desk.
Christmas Candlelight Centerpiece With Fresh Greenery
I’ve already shared the adjoining dining room arrangement in my post Holiday Silver & Gold Candlelight Centerpiece, but not in the daylight. Here are just a couple of photos showing how to arrange fresh greenery clippings down the center of the table. I love how the centerpiece turned out, and it is just as sparkly in the daytime as it is at night.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you’re enjoying decorating your home for Christmas as much as I am.
Up next in our Christmas Home Tours is Tammy of White Lilac Farmhouse. Her post, Embracing Vintage Charm For A Timeless Christmas is one you don’t want to miss!
2023 Christmas Home ToursThis week I’m joining thirty talented and creative bloggers to share our holiday decorating for our 2023 Christmas Home Tours. I hope you enjoy all their beautiful ideas and inspiration! I especially want to thank Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this tour of homes. You can visit each Christmassy home tour by clicking the links below.
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