5 Quick Fixes: Dried Foliage as Decor

Alexa

As the holiday season looms, here are five easy ways to decorate in a seasonally appropriate way: using dried foliage.

Even though I live in California, it seems counterintuitive to accent the house with fresh flowers during the winter season (especially when there are so many lovely alternatives). Here is a roundup of some inspirational spaces that make use of leaves and branches, for arrangements that can work year-round.

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Above: Dried ferns and flora taped to the wall create an instant decorative tableau, via Pia Jane Bijkerk.

Dried leaves hanging from the ceiling at a hotel in Portugal
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Dried leaves hanging from the ceiling at a hotel in Portugal

Above: Branches of dried leaves hang in the hallway of Pensao Favorita, which we covered previously in Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Pensao Favorita in Portugal.

Berries and protea hanging in from wall pegs
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Berries and protea hanging in from wall pegs

Above: Australian-based artist Tiel Seivl-Keever's collection of local foliage, from The Design Files.

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Above: Dried branches as decor; photo by Simon Bevan.

Branch suspended over the dining table at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam
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Branch suspended over the dining table at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam

Above: A bough suspended above the dining room at the Lloyd Hotel, which we wrote about in Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam.

Hanging silver dollar eucalyptus branches
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Hanging silver dollar eucalyptus branches

Above: Silver-dollar eucalyptus displayed to great effect against a white wall, via Cupcakes and Cashmere.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 5, 2012.