Why buy a greenery garland?
One of the best reasons to buy a greenery garland is to add more ambiance or character to a space. The nice thing about faux garland is that it can be used for indoor and outdoor decor. Well-crafted fake plants look more lifelike than ever, so many options look highly realistic and low maintenance. Garlands can also be used for temporary purposes such as decorations for a special event, creating a beautiful aesthetic that adds to the event’s charm.
What should you look for in a greenery garland?
- Length: Consider ahead of time where you plan to hang or display your new faux ivy garland to have an idea of how long you’ll need it to be. If you have one specific spot in mind, you may even want to measure it before shopping to help narrow down your search. Shorter options may be around six feet, with 100- or even 150-foot models available for bigger areas. Garlands in the 20-to-50-foot range are the most common, but there are plenty of different lengths. If you go for an option with multiple strands, consider how many strands you might want your new garland to have.
- Material: There are two main materials that artificial ivy garlands will be made from—silk and plastic. Plastic is more durable—a better choice for outdoor display, but it may not look as realistic depending on the quality of the plastic. Silk leaves have a lovely sheen and are soft to the touch but will be more expensive and prone to wear and tear.
- Environment: Are you planning on using the garland for indoor decorating, or do you want to place it outside? And if you do want to hang garland outside, is this for a permanent installation or temporary needs? This is important to determine as depending on the materials used in production, a garland may be better for indoor use or anywhere that won’t be in direct sunlight for extended periods. For example, silk is more realistic but usually isn’t ideal for outdoor use unless it’s been treated for durability.
- Design: Think about if you’d prefer one long strand or multiple hanging strands. Both are equally good options, but they’ll create different looks. The color of the ivy leaves won’t vary too much, but there is light- and dark-green options and green leaves with a white border. Some faux ivy garlands come with string lights, adding a more festive look.
What are some decorating tips to make a green garland look its best?
No one wants garland that looks like obvious plastic or cheap fabric. Thankfully, you can make any garland—even something you find from the dollar store—more believable by layering. Design experts recommend starting with the garland as the base. Then, to build more character, layer more design elements on top to look fuller.
DearHouse 84 Feet 12 Strands of Artificial Hanging Ivy Leaf Garland
A classic choice of hanging ivy that's perfect for privacy fences or special occasions.
Pros: If you’re not willing to compromise your home’s structural integrity, the DearHouse Hanging Ivy Garland is an excellent choice for creating beautiful greenery scapes around your home. You’ll get 12 individual strands of garland—each measuring seven feet in length. It’s excellent for creating beautiful arches or accented topiary displays.
Cons: Since these are individual strands that aren’t connected, this option might pose a challenge for some people to use.
Bottom Line: This package’s extended length and multiple strands make this an attractive option for home-decor fans.
Kaszoo 84ft 12-Pack Artificial Ivy Garland with 80 LED String Lights
A quick solution for a whimsical vibe.
Pros: Ivy is nice and offers a beautiful vibe, but ivy plus lighting is even better. The Kazsoo 84-Foot Artificial Ivy Garland with LED String Lights is an excellent choice for you if that sounds right. You’ll get 12 individual pieces of ivy garland, each measuring seven feet. But this set also comes with a 33-foot long string of white LED lights. Note that the LEDs are rated for both indoor and outdoor use.
Cons: You’ll have to spend time figuring out how to hang the garland and string the lights, which might be an intensive process. Since you get 84 feet of garland, but just 33 feet of LEDs, you’ll either need to double up on the garland or use less of it.
Bottom Line: Fans of whimsical design will love the ethereal environment created by softly lit ivy garland. With a generous 84 feet of garland included in the package, there’s quite a bit to make a variety of decor styles.
WildIvory Eucalyptus Garland
Perfect for a faux candle tablescape.
Pros: Not everyone is obsessed with ivy or wants a hanging plant design in their home. The WildIvory eucalyptus garland is a great alternative for creating a gorgeous tablescape. It can be used as a table runner or even treated as an accent for a candle design. You’ll like that this garland is UV-treated, meaning that it can be used for both indoor and outdoor decoration. You’ll get a 6.5-foot long garland that’s 5.9 inches wide and has roughly 100 round boxwood and apple branches and 150 eucalyptus leaves.
Cons: This garland may not look as full as shown in the picture, and it may look a bit fake.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a base item for your decorating plans, this eucalyptus garland can be a great starting point. With 6.5 feet of garland and a blend of eucalyptus and boxwood leaves, you’ll get plenty of visual interest.
Hep Lifestyle Premium Artificial Eucalyptus Garland with White Flowers
Perfect for DIY wreath making.
Pros: If you’re looking for an excellent indoor/outdoor garland with the option for flowers or no flowers, the Hep Lifestyle 6.4-foot eucalyptus garland is excellent. Available with your choice of white, pink, and purple flowers—or leaves only—this pick is great for creating a DIY wreath or using it for an accent on other home decor items.
Cons: While the total garland length is 6.4 feet, it’s not immediately obvious that you’re getting two sections. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’re getting two 3.2-foot long sections.
Bottom Line: DIYers who like using garland as a canvas to create a masterpiece will appreciate that they can choose between eucalyptus garland with or without flowers.
Unilove 168 Feet Fake Foliage Garland
An easy-to-hang ivy garland choice.
Pros: The Unilove ivy garland is two main garlands with 12 strands on each, making it much easier to hang from windows or walls. Each strand measures 6.5 feet long for a total of 156 feet. You’ll also love that the leaves are fade-resistant.
Cons: The ivy leaves are pretty small, making this a slightly challenging option for people wanting to create privacy screens.
Bottom Line: If you find stringing individual garland to be a tedious process, the 12-on-one design of this pick will make creating your decor scheme significantly easier.
A garland is an excellent product for creating beautiful decor designs or for a bit of privacy—whether for a shared fence or public-facing windows. While you’ll always want to confirm whether a specific garland can be used for indoor versus outdoor needs, there are many options that can be used for everything from privacy fences to tablescapes or even hanging plant designs around the home.