This season, it’s all about natural greenery when it comes to the home décor scene. Sweeping pine boughs, luscious leaves, and flirty florals are taking center stage in all of my favorite winter masterpieces.
Countless designers are now swapping the plastic foliage of the past for real-live greenery, which creates a more authentically “earthy” feel. Worried about your centerpiece drying up before the holiday soirées are over? You can keep this trend alive all season long by going halfsies with some fir-real (see what I did there?) and some faux plants in your home. When the live plants dry up, simply replace them with new ones!
Today I’m sharing four of my fave ideas for bringing these pretty pieces into your home, and how to create a timeless look that will last all winter long.
Fir and Florals
Who says edelweiss and evergreen can’t mix? Incorporating flowers into your wintry ensemble helps to breathe new life into the often dull winter months. This type of arrangement will make an eye-catching centerpiece for the table at your holiday dinner party, and will also look chic for days afterward on that bare end table or credenza you’ve been Pinterest-ing how to style. As far as the color scheme for the flowers, feminine pinks and mauves bring a touch of cool glamour without being too decidedly “holiday” in any way.
Do you ever feel like your holiday mantel-scape becomes crowded with so many knicks and knacks that it’s almost overwhelming to look at, let alone arrange? Not this year, folks! Skip all of the hub and bub, and instead, opt for a simple arrangement of plants. For example, a fluffy pine bough, sprinkled with flowers, holds its own atop your mantelpiece. And the best part is that this ensemble can easily be kept up there all winter long, so you don’t have to stop enjoying it after December ends.
Pinecones and Holly Berries
We’ve all heard the holiday song, but it turns out that these two forest findings make wonderful design embellishments as well! Pinecones are the perfect finishing touch to throw into any arrangement, and they can easily be spray-painted shimmery gold or silver to add an element of luxury. A sprig of berries adds a touch of whimsy and color to anything from wreaths, to garlands, to floral arrangements.
For those of you who are looking for the quickest and easiest way to incorporate live plants into your winter décor, my tip for you is this: keep it simple! Plants are absolutely beautiful all on their own, so go ahead and drape a stately pine bough along your banister, or hang a modest fir wreath on your wall—no other trimmings needed. The wonderful thing about plants is that whatever you choose to create with them will be your personal work of woodland art.
I can’t wait to see the winter wonderlands you create in your homes with real, live greenery this season. Go create something beautiful, designers!