What’s more welcoming than a wreath? Since the late 1830s, people have been hanging them on their doors to welcome in the season of Advent. There’s a lot to be said for their greenery and the way it can provide a welcome sight around the festive season. Originally used by the Ancient Greeks, the grand look and design can make even the drabbest door look full of Christmas cheer.
This year, wreaths are back and there’s a raft of different styles you can plump for!
Bauble and blooms
Why not pick up on this stylish trend? Combining flowers and traditional Christmas baubles in a circular style can act as a perfect introduction to your home, especially if you’ve chosen to bring the outdoors in with seasonal flowers such as Poinsettia, Amaryllis or Hellebores. You could even combine living flowers with dried examples from autumn, such as acorns, walnuts, pine cones or dried grasses. Combine with matt finish or reflective baubles and you have a very strong look on your hands.
There’s a lot to be said for big statements at Christmas and why should a door wreath be any different? If you have the room, go big! You can either go for a chunky affair on your door or for a large, but subtle creation for indoors. Go for natural looks, berries or fir branches bent into shape to create a large, but beautiful display that will no doubt spark off a conversation among your guests over the festive season. Just remember to measure up before you commit to something that could dwarf the rest of your decorations!
A fruitful festive season
We’ve all seen those potpourri-style sacks of Christmas goodies, dried oranges, clementines and natural cinnamon sticks, but have you seen it arranged into a wreath? If you’re feeling creative, why not try and make your own? Buy a traditional wreath and arrange a tasteful, yet busy combination that will likely make you and your family feel toasty and festive early on. Perfect for kitchens or hallways, there’s a lot to be said for this warmer, more thoughtful approach.
Light green and natural
When we think of Christmas, we often consider deep greens to be the be-all and end-all, but there’s beauty in less Douglas Fir style shades. Consider laurel and eucalyptus style wreaths instead. This lighter, more subtle palette is easier on the eye and makes for a softer, more elegant look if your home is country-style or minimalist. Long-lasting and pretty, it can be interspersed with a few berries or dashes of natural colour to create a cool, effortless style this Christmas
If you are going to get creative, then why not base your wreaths on existing, pre-decorated wreaths from our range of styles? Add your own subtle style to them or break them down to create festive combinations of your own?