This holiday season, go au naturel. We’re not suggesting you skip the décor altogether. Rather, when it comes to your holiday decorating ideas, avoid store-bought décor, and opt for all-natural accents instead. Not only will evergreen boughs and other organic materials add a more authentic and earthy touch to your home, but they’re also compostable and eco-friendly, too, so you can feel good about going over-the-top with your décor this year. From pine branches, to cranberries, to popcorn and more, there are countless ways you can decorate your home for the holidays using only compostable, organic items.
If you want to make your 2020 holiday season greener and eco-conscious, choose to deck your halls in all-natural style and give these 11 decorating ideas a try.
Make a Tabletop Tree
An evergreen bough in a globe-shaped glass vase makes a modern mini tree centerpiece for this wintery tablescape. Hang lightweight ornaments, like paper snowflakes, from its branches to make it even more festive.
Hang a Wreath in Your Window
Spread holiday joy both inside your home and out by hanging wreaths made of fresh greens in your windows that you and your neighbors can enjoy. Whether you decorate with just one wreath hung in your front window or go big and hang them in nearly every window of your home, this all-natural look is as classic as it gets.
Use burlap ribbon to create bows on your wreaths for an even more eco-friendly display.
Decorate Your Banister With Fresh Greenery
You can’t top the look or smell of real greenery, which is why opting for a fresh evergreen garland to decorate your staircase with is a must. Hang it from your banister with shiny cloth bows for some extra sparkle, or tightly wrap it around the handrail for a more covered look.
Add All-Natural Accents in Unexpected Nooks and Crannies
For a seasonal feel that flows from room to room, sneak touches of greenery into surprising places, making sure you have a few sprigs per room at a bare minimum. Throw an evergreen garland on top of your mudroom’s built-in shelves and add a few pinecones in for good measure.
Make a Cozy Faux Wood-Filled Fireplace Display
Love the look of a rustic fireplace filled with wood logs, just like you’ve seen all over Instagram? The good news is you can DIY a faux fireplace insert that looks just like the real thing! To make it, simply glue wood slices, interspersed with small sprigs of moss, onto a black-painted wood board and wedge it into the opening of your fireplace.