I wanted to share my recent article for The DC Ladies on decorating with real and faux greenery. No matter what your preference, any greenery adds beauty to your home during the holidays.
GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS—DECORATING WITH REAL AND FAUX GREENERY
photo credit: via Pinterest, Pottery Barn
It’s November and the scramble is on… that is the holiday scramble is on! I don’t know about you, but I’m already planning how I am going to decorate my front door and porch for Fall and then for Christmas following that.
So, the question is—do you decorate using real or faux greenery? Well, like design, there is no right or wrong answer. It’s what YOU prefer. Typically, I like to use as much real greenery—fresh pine, magnolia leaves, and boxwood as possible. I think the smell of the outdoors brings so much to a home around the holidays. But, real greenery is expensive and doesn’t obviously last as long as faux garland. Therefore, my advice is mix it up! I use faux greenery on my front door and my fireplace then try to use more real greens indoors—our tree, stairway garland and decorations I put together around candle hurricanes and smaller votives.
No matter what type of greenery you use, there are many inexpensive ways to dress it up for the holidays. Adding tiny white lights, holly berry twigs or pinecones can all add interest and beauty to your home.
So, whether you are cutting down pine branches in your own backyard or ordering faux magnolia garland from Frontgate, there are many ways to make your home special.