Real Wood + Greenery for the Best Holiday Look

rustic-holiday-decor-collageHave you started decorating for the winter holidays yet? As soon as Thanksgiving is over, many people begin decorating their homes for the holidays. This year, popular holiday décor is overwhelmingly natural, rustic, neutral, and understated. Images and design ideas trending right now highlight natural and botanical elements rather than plastic or artificial. This trend is great for the budget and easy to achieve. Many items you can use may be found in your very own backyard! We are excited to share with you how to create this look in your home and how Scott’s Liquid Gold can help.

To begin, find some real wood. Flea markets and thrift stores are great for finding old wooden trays, planter boxes, barn wood, pallet wood or crates. With a little Liquid Gold, they make beautiful clean slates for your creative attention. Barn wood and pallet wood can make great holiday signs or stocking holders. Crates, trays, and planter boxes can be the start to a lovely tablescape or the festive filling of an empty corner or coffee table.

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Once you have your wood, go on a treasure hunt in your backyard for branch cuttings, pine cones, and rosemary, spruce, or evergreen sprigs. If your backyard doesn’t yield enough to work with, try Walmart, craft stores, or garden stores. You can easily find artificial or real greenery, wood slices, burlap, and pillar candles.  These elements can easily be put together in many different ways to create charming holiday looks – it’s so easy they can almost be thrown together! christmas-botanical-decorations
Beyond the decorations, holiday gift wrap can follow the same trend. Pinterest is full of inspiration for beautifully simple gift wrap of brown kraft paper with natural elements such as greenery and twine. Again – great for the budget and less work for you!

This year, more than ever, take time to refresh your home and lift your spirits for the holidays. Creativity, thriftiness, and a little Scott’s Liquid Gold blend perfectly together for a charming and natural holiday décor. Happy decorating!

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