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Living rooms get a lot of love over the holidays. Bottlebrush trees, stockings, campfire-scented candles—they all end up there. Why not spread some of the seasonal splendor around? We’re still thinking about that time when Brooklyn Decker proved to us that Christmas garlands aren’t just for mantels.

Last December the actor shared an Instagram photo showing a lush swoop of eucalyptus hanging in her kitchen; she revealed to one follower that she scored it on Etsy (it looks a lot like this $70 fresh seeded and baby blue one). The abundance of greenery pops against Decker’s glossy subway-tiled walls and white Lacanche range, but the trio of gingerbread houses and cleverly placed elves make the space feel truly festive.


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Tis the freakin’ season.

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This year think beyond the banister when draping your garland. Instead, use it as a framing device. (All you need are a few Command hooks to give a nook, doorway, window, or closet some oomph.) Fragrant eucalyptus is a no-fail pick, but here are two other ideas worth a try.

Air-Dried Citrus 

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Eucalyptus Orange and Lime Garland, Williams Sonoma ($100)

Lemons and limes are a natural choice if you’re planning on hanging your garland where you cook, à la Decker. 

Winter Floral Garland

Winter Floral Garland by Martha Stewart, QVC ($76)

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