Whether you prefer a single candle in each window or a 12-foot tree covered with glittering decorations, we have everything you need to create a special home for the holidays, from the simple to the dramatic! Check out some ideas this holiday season, including:
- Garlands and Swags
Graceful drapes of fresh or faux greens with ribbons are the perfect choice for mantles, doorways, arches, and railings. Our ribbon selection includes something to match every decor, from classic to natural to elegant. Weave two coordinating ribbons around a swag for a stunning contrast, or attach pine cones, berries, and artificial floral picks to match your decor. We custom decorate and create handmade bows so if you are unsure what to do-come see us for help!
Classic wreaths can be stunning on doors, over mantles, or on windows. They can be completed with a simple or elaborate bow, lights, or any ornaments to match your décor.
- Fresh Cut Greens
Pine boughs and cedar branches look and smell great, whether they are scattered on the mantle, tucked behind pictures, or brimming from vases and baskets. Tie a bunch together with a big bow for a delightful, simple door decoration. When using in a vase, make a fresh cut at the base of greens before arranging and check the water often the first few days to keep them plump and fragrant.
Simple ropes of pine or cedar look great along a fence, railing, or light post. Add large, bold bows along the railing or fence with even larger bows at the base of the gateposts for an easy decoration and to bring the look together.
Ornaments don’t just belong on trees anymore! Fill a tall, clear vase or glass pillar with colorful ornaments to display them elegantly, no tree required. For a more elegant look, use ornaments of just 1-2 colors or ornaments only in coordinating shades and similar hues. You can also display ornaments in a broad open dish, around the base of a pillar candle, or worked into a wreath or swag.
Your favorite holiday treats can also be elegant decorations. String candy canes along a garland or arrange them in a vase for a sweet decoration. A gingerbread house can be a beautiful centerpiece or fragrant gingerbread cookies can be attached to a garland or swag. Â You can even add a dish of bright peppermints as a candle base or ribbon candies to a wreath.
No matter what your decorating style, there are creative and unusual ways you can add festive elegance to your home to celebrate the season. Lacking inspiration? Stop by Straders for ideas and everything you need to deck your halls this season!