Naturally Chic: Make Like the French and Use Nature to Decorate for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, there's a magical charm in bringing the outdoors in and decorating your home with natural elements. In this blog post, we'll explore three delightful DIY ideas to infuse your space with warmth, fragrance, and a touch of rustic elegance the French way.

Orange Garland Hangs above a dining room table

Orange garland intwined with a traditional pine garland

1. DIY Orange Garland: A Citrusy Twist

Discover the joy of creating your own orange garland, a simple yet stunning addition to your holiday decor. Gather fresh oranges, slice them thinly, and let them dry in the oven at 170 F for about 8 hours. String the slices together with twine or ribbon, and voilà! Hang the garland on your mantel, staircase, or even as a fragrant centerpiece on your dining table. The citrusy aroma will uplift your spirits and add a burst of natural color to your home. Full tutorial here. 

Light is adorned with a pine garland and red bow

2. Branches and Ribbons: Wall Sconce Elegance

Transform your wall sconces into festive focal points using branches and ribbons. Gather bare branches or trimmings from your Christmas tree, securing them to your sconces with twine or festive ribbon. We're loving this velvet ribbon from Terrain.

 Candles sit in a wreath on a wooden table
Photo by: A Daily Something

3. Candlelit Ambiance: Setting the Mood

Enhance the cozy ambiance of your home by incorporating candles into your decor. Opt for natural beeswax or soy candles for a clean burn and a warm, inviting glow. We love these ones from Maison Pechavy. Arrange them in clusters on your mantel, coffee table, or as a centerpiece for your dining table. The soft flicker of candlelight creates a magical atmosphere that is perfect for festive gatherings or quiet evenings by the fire.


Enhance Your Holiday Home Naturally

Embrace the spirit of the season by infusing your home with natural and DIY decor. The French prefer to decorate naturally and so do we! The orange garland brings a burst of freshness, the branches and ribbons add a touch of woodland charm, and the candles create a warm and inviting ambiance. These simple yet effective ideas will not only transform your space but also fill it with the natural beauty of the holidays. Happy decorating! 

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