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? Brooklyn Decker just reminded us that Christmas garlands aren’t just for mantels.
The actress shared an Instagram photo on Sunday showing a lush swoop of eucalyptus hanging in her kitchen, which she revealed to one follower in the comments that she scored 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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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 three other ideas worth a try:
Lemons and limes are a natural choice if you’re planning on hanging your garland where you cook, à la Decker.
Sculptural brown and dark green magnolia leaves will elevate a dining table, but this faux version from Target comes with small loops on each end to make hanging a breeze, too. Deck the halls—or really any room.
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