No Christmas decorating scheme is complete without a garland. Whether you're looking for a discreet and minimalist design to wrap around a bookshelf, or are going all out and covering every visible surface with garlands, we have a range of options, from realistic foliage to abstract designs. What will take your fancy?
Looking for more Christmas decorating ideas? We've got 21 ideas that you will want to copy.
1. Find an alternative way to use baubles – as a garland
Perfect either in lieu of or in addition to a Christmas tree, the Two Whitewashed Glass garlands from Cox & Cox have an attractive distressed glazing that will look great as part of a vintage Christmas decorating scheme.
2. Swap traditional fir branches for delicate leaves
Whether as part of a traditional Christmas look or a more contemporary Scandi Christmas decorating scheme, a green garland that experiments with eucalyptus, juniper, or even oak branches, instead of the traditional pine or fir, is a lovely pick.
The Eucalyptus Wreath & Garland from Lights4fun come in a handy bundle, and look very delicate and convincing.
3. Add a splash of colour with a kitsch garland
Pining for some bright colour in the middle of winter? Go for a kitsch decorating scheme and forget about having to tastefully match your decorations.
We have loads more kitsch Christmas tree decorations, too.
4. Pick a realistic rendition of pine branches
5. Mix fir branches and colourful flowers
Feeling the itch for something a bit different this year? Liven up your traditional garlands and wreaths with fresh or artificial flowers. Red roses look particularly stunning when you mix them with frosted cones.
Don't have time to make your own? The Snowy Fir & Cone Garland with Red & White Flowers by Gisela Graham is available from Duckbarn Interiors.
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6. Go for minimalist charm with a frosted sage garland
For an understated, go-with-anything look, go for a frosted leaf garland, which will look especially lovely against wooden furniture. Our pick is the Sage & Berry Garland from Cox & Cox.
7. Pick a lit-up twist on the silver bell garland
Silver bells, silver bells... get a slightly more interesting version, with built-in LED lights. The Silver Bell Battery Lights by Gisela Graham are available from The Contemporary Home.
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8. Create a snowy kingdom with a silver garland
Nothing beats good old tinsel for creating snowy Christmas drama in your living room. The Silver Tinsel Garland from Next is so versatile: hang it up along your staircase, drape it over your mantlepiece, or around the bottom of your tree.
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9. Introduce a rustic charm with a warm gold garland
You've finished decorating the living room – now what about the kitchen/dining room? Complement the warmth of a rustic kitchen with a warm gold garland. Our favourite is the Gold Leaf Garland from The National Trust.
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10. Add a string of snowflakes to a Scandi Christmas scheme
Want to keep to a cool, Scandi Christmas decorating scheme this festive season? All you need is a string of snowflakes! The trick is to keep it simple.
We love this Nordic decorating scheme, finished with the Silver Glitter Slowflake Garland by Ginger Ray.
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11. Warm up the room with a pre-lit garland
Want a garland that will instantly cheer up the room? Always go for warm, yellowy lights rather than cool frosty ones. Go for several different garlands, too, mixing tiny lights with larger ones.
We love the very warm-coloured Jewelled Twig Light Up Garland from Cox & Cox.
12. Pick a cheerful and easy-going metallic garland
For an easy and classic Christmas charm that will also effortlessly translate into New Year's Eve celebrations, pick a metallic garland. Our favourite is the Gold Circle Garland Ginger Ray.
13. Add a cosy charm with a Christmas jumper garland
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