It is no secret that designers often look to nature for inspiration. It offers a myriad of colors and textures that are simply beyond compare. So why not take a peek outside for our holiday décor as well? Many natural elements can easily transition to the indoors and serve as gorgeous accents for our homes. Of course, there is also the cost benefit involved. Think of it like shopping in a giant store where everything is free!
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Pinecones are staples in Christmas decor, and it's no wonder, since they offer a plethora of design possibilities. They possess a lovely rustic quality that can also go glam with a coat of metallic spray paint or create a winter wonderland effect with a dusting of "snow." From garlands to wreaths to topiaries and even to chandeliers, the potential with pinecones knows no bounds.
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Don't underestimate the impact of a simple branch when it comes to holiday decorating. Branches look beautiful clustered together and can even offer an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree that’s perfect for tight spaces and tight budgets. A grouping of berry branches provides a festive and unique way to display Christmas cards or photos. And don't be afraid to go big! A large branch makes an eye-catching statement hung on the wall or above the dining room table and can be quite the conversation starter.
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Wood slices have shown that they too make charming holiday décor. Try carving out the center of a large wood slice for a wreath that’s woodsy and full of character. And why not bring that charm to your place settings with miniature wood slice wreaths embellished with name cards? Large wood slices also add to the holiday table as rustic chargers or serving boards.
What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate natural elements into your holiday décor?