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Festive foliage to spruce up your home this season
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When decorating your home for the holidays, it’s not only about fresh flowers and plants. Festive foliage can also make a wonderful decorative statement in your home. If you are not sure how to go about using foliage in your home this Christmas, here are a few easy ideas that will transform your home and brighten up any room.

Types of foliage

When it comes to decorating with festive foliage, it’s important to know what types of foliage you should use. Some of the top options include:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Ivy
  • Ruscus
  • Pine
  • Berries

Using wreaths

Wreaths are a popular design when it comes to festive foliage. You can add flowers and accessories to your Christmas wreaths but this is not a must. Even if you create a wreath strictly out of ivy or pine, you can be sure that it will look lovely. Sure, you might like some contrasting colours and textures. In this case, you can add some berries and perhaps a few small pine cones. Hang the wreath on your front door, on a wall in your entrance hall or even on a mirror.

Hanging garlands

Garlands have proven popular for many years. The best type of festive foliage for garlands is something lush and fuller in appearance. You can use fresh pine or even artificial pine if you prefer. You can tie the pine together using floral wire. Make sure that it is properly concealed so that you cannot see where the pieces join one another. Just like wreaths, you can add a few colourful accessories here and there. Garlands are excellent decorations for your mantelpiece (if you don’t plan on making a fire), your staircase, around a doorway or even along your dining room table.

Remember, if you plan on displaying fresh festive foliage, you should soak the foliage overnight before putting them on display. You can also apply a sealing spray to keep the moisture in. Misting your foliage regularly will also help provide them with some water and humidity to keep them looking fresher for longer.

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