1. HANG A WREATH AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
An enduring Christmas tradition that many of us embrace for Christmas door decor, it doesn't get more traditional than hanging a Christmas wreath on or by your front door; a wonderful way to make your home's entrance more inviting and festive.
2. DISPLAY A PRETTY PAIR OF WREATHS
Why hang one wreath when you can have two? ‘Think of how much your home would stand out compared to the rest of the crowd if you have two or three wreaths on your door instead of one,’ suggests Ryan Jones from Land of Rugs. ‘Not only this, but you can also go to town on decorating the wreaths and choose different styles for each one.’ A collection of wreaths can work just as well inside the home too; beautifully shown in this living space with the elegant, vertical design on the wall.
3. HANG A WREATH IN YOUR WINDOW
Christmas window decor can not only enhance the inside of your home with festive decoration, it can be appreciated from outdoors, too – what's not to love? In this beautiful blue living room, the window wreath and Christmas garland on the mantelpiece have been crafted using the same foliage, flowers and ribbon, making for a chic and coordinated look.
4. OPT FOR A MORE SIMPLE, SUBTLE STYLE
‘Wreaths are a great way of bringing festive decor to pretty much anywhere around your home, and they don’t always have to be hung either; try laying them against the wall or on a windowsill, or prop them up on a surface next to other Christmassy trinkets for a more subtle look’, says Connor Prestwood, interior designer at Dowsing & Reynolds.
5. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH A TRAILING WREATH
A trailing wreath can really make a statement with beautiful flowers and foliage, perfect for hanging on a front door or wall.
6. ENHANCE YOUR WREATH WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
From ribbon to ornaments and hand-crafted decorations, there are many ways you can enhance a wreath to make it feel more personal and unique.
‘Choosing a plain wreath to begin with will give you the freedom to decorate it yourself, helping you to tie the wreath into your overall theme by adding that all-important personalization,' advises interior designer, Connor Prestwood.
7. CHOOSE A MORE CONTEMPORARY COLOR PALETTE
A festive wreath needn’t be limited to traditional foliage and yuletide shades. Using an unexpected color palette can add a more modern twist to your wreath design, and gives you the flexibility to work in harmony with your decor ideas such as your Christmas tree theme.
8. GET CRAFTY AND CREATIVE WITH MATERIALS
There’s nothing like a handmade wreath to add a touch of homespun charm to your Christmas decorating scheme, and with our focus on sustainability as present as ever, a paper design is a great choice – not to mention it looks wonderfully unique, too. For an extra personal touch, Texas-based interior designer Veronica Sanders suggests using pages from your family’s favorite books.
9. INCORPORATE A WREATH INTO A PRETTY DOOR BOW
There’s no denying door bows have been a huge seasonal trend over the last few years, and enhancing your bow with a pretty wreath is an easy way to elevate the festive look even further.
10. SUSPEND A FLOATING CANDELABRA WREATH
The poinsettia plant, with its colorful leaves, is synonymous with the holiday season, but in recent years, the traditional red shade has been joined by white, lilac and even apricot tones, which can bring a softer look to your seasonal decor.
11. OPT FOR A UNIQUE, ASYMMETRICAL DESIGN
Take a contemporary approach to even the most rustic wreath by adding an asymmetric element. Here, a branch decorated with crab apples brings a looser touch to the design.
12. CRAFT A WREATH FROM FORAGED FOLIAGE
Crafting your own homemade wreath from gathered foliage and twigs can truly connect you to the holiday season, as you take time out from the busy day to day to pause and create.
Step 1: Start by moulding gathered twigs into a rough hoop shape, securing as you go with twine. This doesn't have to be a perfect circle; a handmade look is all part of its charm. Step 2: Collect the gathered greenery into small individual posies and secure with twine. If you want to add extra detail and touches of color, you could tie in berries, fresh flowers, pine cones and even baubles and decorations. Step 3: Place your first posy on the hoop, securing in place with twine. Continue around the wreath, layering the next posy on top of the last, to hide where you have tied. You don't have to complete the full circle – it's nice to leave some of the hoop exposed for a rustic feel.
13. CHOOSE A METALLIC WREATH
A pared-back, metal wreath can work wonderfully in homes both classic and contemporary. Whether you choose to purchase a metal wreath design like this ornament wreath decoration from McGee & Co, or opt for a mental hoop finished with a small selection of dried flowers and foliage, they can create an elegant touch wherever they're placed.
14. COORDINATE YOUR WREATH WITH YOUR MANTEL
Lush foliage for Christmas mantel decor is a key trend, but it can look a little heavy and unbalanced. The answer: hang a coordinating wreath above to draw the eye upwards and create a full-on display.
15. ENHANCE YOUR WREATH WITH FRESH FLOWERS
A living wreath doesn't just have the advantage of longevity, it can also be updated with the seasons.
16. CHOOSE A TRADITIONAL WREATH DESIGN
This wild, naturalistic wreath embodies the classic Christmas hues of red and green, and makes the perfect showpiece above the fireplace, with the cozy read candles creating the perfect complement.
17. ADD A WREATH TO YOUR CHRISTMAS TABLE
Christmas table ideas always benefit from the addition of beautiful flowers and foliage, so instead of having a traditional vase on display, why not use wreaths for your Christmas table settings and Christmas table centerpiece ideas instead?
18. GO FOR A OVER-SIZED DESIGN
Make a statement with an oversized wreath, made to fit a whole wall in your home, ideal for a Christmas dining room or Christmas living room. Your wreath doesn’t always have to be a perfect circle – you can shape your wreath into an oval to accentuate the height of a room – this play on proportions will add a grandiose sense of scale.
19. USE WREATHS TO DECORATE CHAIR BACKS
Adding a very simple wreath to the back of each chair in your dining room or kitchen creates a pared-back Christmas table scheme that feels well-considered and refined – the perfect nod to Christmas, but with a restrained touch.
20. CREATE AN EYE-CATCHING, HANGING DISPLAY
Why stop at one wreath when you can have a whole array? Create a gallery-wall arrangement of assorted wreath styles and shapes for a fabulous festive focal point.