When we stepped foot in our fixer upper just about 2 years ago, I left dreaming of what it would look like decorated for Christmas. Or course, there was lots of purple carpet to be removed, palm tree wallpaper to be stripped, and cracked plaster walls to be repaired. This is our first year “truly” being able to decorate for Christmas, and I’m thrilled!
Our staircase is one of my most favorite parts of our house, so I knew I wanted to decorate it with garland. I’m sharing how we hung our garland in this video tutorial:
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My big tip for how to hang garland:
Layer, layer and layer some more!
I actually wrote this post years ago and my style has changed (I like to think it’s improved).
I’ve learned that if you’re looking for that “high end” look (but not for a high end price) then layering garlands together is your best trick!
In the past, I used magnolia leaves that I bought from Michaels here (and I do like how that looks!) in addition to a strand of pre-lit bulbs:
Our old corner in our hallway
Can you believe we actually moved from this beautiful home we worked so hard to fix up? We got ourselves a simple ranch in the country on some land and are making it feel like “us” one project at a time. Come follow on Instagram for all the behind the scenes fun!
But here’s a little glimpse into how layering our garland really made a difference with our new fireplace mantel:
And if you’re looking for some nice (inexpensive) garlands to shop for, you can click any of these images to shop! I hand-picked each of these and love them all for different reasons.
Don’t leave yet – come see my easy DIY Christmas mason jar decoration here!