Some friends of ours string garland around the trim in their bungalow and I decided to give it a try at our place this year. I think it turned out pretty well.
The greenery itself isn’t very expensive and it smells wonderful. I used removable adhesive hooks on the top of the columns and mantle to hang wires to hold up the garland without damaging the woodwork. The garland would look even better with some pinecones, berries or ribbons strung with the pine, but that just didn’t fit in this year’s decorating budget. The few extra pine branches that fell out of the garland during the installation I wove into the dining room chandelier.