DECORATING WITH GREEN
To pay homage to St. Patrick's Day, here are ideas on decorating with green. The key is simple clean allusions to this lovely holiday, without sticking leprechauns and clovers on everything.
1. Go Green
This may sound obvious, but the best way to create some festive St. Patty's decor without feeling too corny is to just use green! It's a great color for design, regardless of the holiday, and you can really tailor it to your personal tastes by choosing different tones and hues (like one of our personal favorites, mint
). One of my favorite "green" holiday strategies is to just decorate with actual greenery. This helps liven up the space, but also has a temporary feel so that you aren't investing in anything too big that will make you feel guilty about only putting it out once a year.
2. Keep It Simple
If you're like me, sometimes you prefer a more direct reference to holiday themes: hearts on Valentines, pumpkins for Halloween, and in this case, clovers for St. Patty's. This is TOTALLY OK! Just remember to keep it simple. Create a clover garland or "lucky" inspired piece of art, whatever suits your fancy. Just no leprechaun window clings ok?
3. Layer, Layer, Layer
The key to making simple decor look more festive is layering. This way you can do over-the-top St. Patty's decor tomorrow, and then tone it down a day or two after. Layers of decor help keep your space from looking dated and make for a quick and easy clean up of very specific holiday pieces without having to redo your entire decor in a day or two. We might be biased, but we personally love our little galvanized hurricane lanterns, L'Orangerie rectangular tray
, and our adorable terracotta owl
as a few pieces to layer on the greenery.
And as a last little fun idea, here's this awesome, cheap, and quick printable package from Etsy
to make your St. Patty's dessert bar instantly festive! How cool is this?