Known for its elegant, classic appeal, magnolia garland is popular with homeowners coast to coast. Although it’s considered nearly maintenance-free, there are a few tricks to ensuring your magnolia garland will last throughout the holiday season.
In addition to its traditional use, magnolia garland can also be arranged in a variety of different shapes such as wreaths or topiary. To create a magnolia topiary for your yard, add the garland to a wire tomato cage, then keep it secure with zip ties.
Add a festive touch to the seating area with a handmade organic garland. This all-natural version is made with a mix of twine, magnolia leaves and acorns. For an unexpected update, metallic paint is brushed onto the magnolia leaves.
Fresh cedar pine, fir branches and magnolia leaves combine with fruit, pine cones and berries for an ultra-natural and festive look. Strands of gold beads add a surprising hint of color within the garland.
The dining room in the newly renovated Magnolia House bed and breakfast features a restored fireplace, custom dining room table and an industrial style chandelier. The space is decorated for the holiday season with a Christmas tree and garland on the chandelier.
Great design is all about striking a balance between big and small, hard and soft, plain and fancy—and holiday decorating is no different. For a look that’s rich and visually exciting, but not overdone or overwhelming, try to mix ornate elements (like the ribbon-and-bauble-bedecked garlands) with something simpler (like an unadorned magnolia wreath).
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, a beautiful gold and champagne color palette was selected for Sherri Shepherd's holiday decor. Simple white pillar candles, magnolia blossoms and gold garland help accent the hearth as a visual focal point in the living room.
Through a creative blend of evergreen wreaths, floral bouquets, garlands of magnolia and traditional Christmas ornaments, designer Brandon Branch transforms Trisha Yearwood's home into a sea of flowers and holiday greenery. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you inside this gorgeous holiday transformation.