Christmas is only three days away, which means it’s time to bring the holiday spirit to our homes, our food and our feeds. On Instagram, designers and photographers are showing off their holliest, jolliest décor, marrying classic styles with contemporary flair. And one of the most traditional decorations, the garland, is showing up in all kinds of unexpected ways, bringing greenery and festive touches to all areas of the home. We’ve collected some of our favorites for you to enjoy.
Asymmetrical garlands are this year’s hottest decorating trend. This mantle boasts a sophisticated palette of brown, brass and gold, proving that festive décor can explore colors beyond the traditional red and green.
Design from House of Jade Interiors emphasizes a unique garland trimmed with dried oranges, nodding to holiday tradition while adding an organic burst of color.
A classic garland dons the banister while the details take surprising turns, including blush pink velvet ribbon, mixed wool pom poms and a golden wreath.
Alice Lane Interior Design doubles up on an elegant garland of pinecones and long-needled pine. The decoration completes a cozy living room corner and dresses up a staircase paired with strands of bells.
The exterior of your home deserves garland love too. In this design by Hillary Taylor, a bushy garland frames an arched entry door, while matching wreaths, lanterns and bright red ribbon add to an image that feels straight from a Christmas storybook.
An eclectic mix of décor, including a beaded garland and reindeer ornaments, adds depth to a mantle setting adorned with plush stockings.
Classically inspired decorations by Emily Brooks Wayment perfectly complement the detailed wainscoting and trimwork of a home by The Fox Group. Lights, berries and plenty of ribbon adorn a holly jolly garland that matches a great room’s grand scale.
This kitchen’s natural materials and neutral palette call for an understated approach. The unadorned garland rests casually on the island, and rich shades of green pop against the room’s light-toned wood.
Sita Montgomery Interiors is tickled pink by a garland that repeats the tree’s motifs of purple and pink, bringing casual glam to the space’s boldly feminine décor.
Rachel Parcell’s majestic home requires an eye for style and appreciation for luxury. This entry delivers, from a lush winter bouquet to sumptuous velvet ribbon to eye-catching miniature glass Christmas trees.