Substitute colossal pinecones for ribbon bows. Secure a garland of gently twisted lengths of ribbon, with streamers aplenty, to a cluster of pinecones. Tie each pinecone bow to a baluster, adjusting the cascade of ribbons and adding strands of wired metallic beads for lustrous holiday pizzazz. Various ribbon widths, patterns, and colors coordinate with the decor to create a gala welcoming display in an entryway or on a stairway.
Fresh roses entwined in greenery lure the eye upward along the gentle curves of the staircase. Vibrant red adds cheerful holiday color to the neutral scheme of this entryway. Fresh or freeze-dried roses, a pleasant departure from the expected, add elegance and romance to a formal occasion. Choose accessories with outstanding colors to build a welcoming focal point for guests.
When you're doubly blessed with nature's bounty, display it to welcome family and guests. Sheaves of wheat are entwined with assorted fresh greenery for an inviting contrast. The bundled sheaf on the table next to the staircase carries out the theme of farewell to fall and welcome to winter. Grasses with full, colorful plumes could be tucked into fresh pine boughs for a similar effect.