Simple Christmas Garland Decoration Ideas

That wonderful time of year is here again. It is time to start decorating for Christmas. This is the time of year when you can turn your home into a showpiece for the comfort and cheer that the Christmas holiday season brings.

Garland is perhaps the most popular and useful Christmas decoration available, and its versatility makes it perfect for virtually any holiday. Here are some creative uses for garland this Christmas season:

Indoor Christmas Garland Ideas

Christmas Garland Decoration Ideas

Stair Rails

You can wrap garland around the rails of your stairways for a homey touch that flows from one level of your home into another.


Creative Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas
Garland is especially beautiful draped over its traditional place on the mantel where it accompanies your framed photos, holiday candles, and maybe even a few hung stockings.

Door frames

Everyday door frames are the perfect opportunity to liven up your home for the holidays. All you have to do is hang garland over your door frames, and your whole home will be festive.


Bookcases are an often underutilized decorative opportunity. Garland can be either draped over the top, trailing down the sides of the bookcase, or small pieces can be artfully placed on each shelf.

Centerpiece Decorations

Battery Operated Christmas Garland
When you are getting ready to sit down to a holiday meal with your family, it’s nice to have a festive holiday centerpiece to dress up the table for the special occasion. You can use garland in or around a centerpiece for the perfect touch.

Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree is not fully decorated until you have added garland. We usually use silver or gold garland with some strands of red or garnet bead garland wrapped around and in the tree.

Indoor Christmas Garland Ideas Video


Indoor Christmas Garland on Amazon


Christmas Garland Ideas Outside

Front Door

We always add pre lit battery operated garland over and around our front door. This little chore is much easier since I started using this Adjustable Garland Hanger. I don’t have to drive nails or staples into my door frame just to keep the Christmas garland in place.
outside Christmas garland

Outside Windows

We don’t always add garland to our outside windows. Some years for Christmas window decorations we go with just wreaths. However when we do use garland, we use pre lit battery operated garland with timers. And we only put the garland on the window sills, not all around the windows. Much easier and simpler.

Outside Lights

If you have light posts or other lights in your yard, you can wrap each base with garland to give it a festive look. I like to use rope lights that I wrap in the garland for this. Most of my rope lights are battery operated and have timers. I still have a few that I have to plug in to an outlet. I will probably replace those with solar rope lights within the next few years.


A little bit of garland can turn a regular mailbox into a beautiful holiday decorative piece. Better yet, get one of those mailbox garland swags that are made just for mailboxes. They really make your mailbox stand out.


outdoor Christmas garland
Use garland on the railing around your porch and on pillars to make your home a beautiful holiday attraction.


We drape garland between our fence posts and tack some bows to the posts. I have never added lights and don’t believe that I ever will. But if I did, I would buy the longest pre lit battery Christmas lights with a timer that I could find. Then intertwine the lights and the garland. Could be a big job depending on how long your fence is.

Outdoor Christmas Garland on Amazon


Christmas Garland Decorations

Garland might seem like the simplest of Christmas decorations, but garland really adds a festive touch to any room, home, or office. Add easy touches such as flowers, pine cones, tinsel, or frost with canned “snow” to give it an extra special look.

Because it is so versatile, garland is the perfect Christmas decoration for just about any area whether indoors or outside. Garland is the quintessential holiday decoration for any home or any space that needs some Christmas cheer.

You can find garland in any craft or home store, or floral boutique. You can use garland made from real plants or choose artificial. The options are truly endless.

Christmas Garland on eBay


Christmas Garland on Pinterest


Battery Operated Christmas Garland

Battery Operated Christmas Garland

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Battery Lit Christmas Wreaths




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