Up Your Holiday Decorating Game With Greenery


As an interior designer, I’m starting to plan how I will decorate for the upcoming holidays. Holiday decorating has certainly evolved over the years from lights, greenery, ornaments, and simple menorahs to artful and sometimes quite sophisticated arrangements. 

Looking at beautiful holiday decorations is so pleasant. However, it can be daunting when you want to pull something new (and perhaps a little more extensive) together in your own home. Where do I start? How can I be sure it’s going to look fabulous?

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Let me alleviate your concerns. You can have a beautiful home this holiday, and it’s easy to do. This month I’m sharing easy ways to up your game. These are the same techniques I use at kellydesigns when holiday decorating for my Fairfield and Westchester clients.

Greenery goes a long way toward making your home feel festive. Let your creativity start flowing here. Mix different types of greenery in your wreath, garland, tablescape, or tree. 

A woman holding a wreath over her shoulder.
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Faux greens look great in holiday decor and are easy to maintain. If you don’t want to miss out on that fresh smell of cedar, add some live greens into the mix.  

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Greenery adds texture and interest to a space. The added benefit of decorating with trees and plants is bringing in the outdoors. Who doesn’t love that any time of year, especially in the winter when we don’t get outside that much. 

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We love to mix pine, eucalyptus, and cedar together. This is a plentiful and multi-dimensional look that is both earthy and luxurious at the same time. 

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Once your preferred mix of greens has been prepared, it’s time to start layering on different elements. Add lights, ornaments, pictures, beads, something shiny, etc. You can add more things from nature, like pine cones and berries, by simply fastening them with wire. 

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Don’t forget bows and ribbons of different widths for a whimsical look. More color and texture will only add to your arrangement.

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When creating a holiday tablescape, incorporate all the elements you’ve used into your design. You can add smaller objects such as berries and take clippings from your own trees and flower arrangements. 

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I hope this inspires you to get creative and have fun decorating your home this holiday season. It seems early, but it’s never too early to start planning. 

This year I will be offering holiday decorating again. If you are arranging a party or an event or want help decorating your home, contact me anytime to schedule your appointment. 

kellydesigns is a refreshingly friendly and approachable, creative, and award-winning interior design firm specializing in designing and redesigning interior spaces and dwellings. Whether it be refreshing your home, building a new one, or preparing your home for sale, kellydesigns can help you through it all.

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