The nights are getting longer, the weather is getting colder, and the snow starts falling. That can mean only one thing: The holiday season is here! It’s time to put up your tree, decorations and finally, your Christmas wreath! Your greenery (whether real or artificial) and decor inside your home may give it an atmosphere of warmth and cheer, but does the outside of your home spark the same holiday joy?
Hanging a wreath on your front door is a guaranteed way to show both your family and guests that you’re fully in the Christmas spirit. But maybe you’re unsure how to decorate with a Christmas wreath. Our top four tips for creating this year’s perfect Christmas wreath:
- Go Classic
Starting with a classic noble fir wreath is always a beautiful choice. Whether you keep it plain or decorate from there, it is the perfect addition to your windows and doors! We love the idea of ordering a fresh wreath and then adding some extra touches to complement your home décor.
Consider incorporating some fresh scents like cinnamon to spice things up or dried flowers and berries to give your wreath some dimension while keeping it simple. At the very least, you can finish off your wreath with some Christmas lights to make things merry and bright!
- Add a Personalized Touch
A wreath you make yourself will invariably be custom, so personalize it even more by including the initials of your home’s occupants or if you plan to give the wreath as a gift, the recipient. If monograms aren’t your thing, you can use a symbol that has meaning to you, from hearts to snowmen to cats — whatever emblem holds a special place in you and your loved one’s hearts.
- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
What says “Christmas” quite like some bells? Whether you decide on glittering gold, sparkling silver, bold bronze or any other color that tickles your fancy (millennial pink and other pastel shades are in at the moment), you can get these snazzy little decorations from virtually any craft shop. The bells also have the bonus of making a delightful chiming noise every time someone enters or leaves your home if your wreath is on the door.
- Plaid is Always in Fashion
Trends come and go, but this classic checkered pattern is here to stay. Incorporating a ribbon with a plaid design is a surefire way for your Christmas wreath to encapsulate the season’s essence. If plaid isn’t your rustic style of choice, you can also add a little burlap ribbon to your wreath to put on the finishing touch.
Christmas is approaching quickly, so be sure to start decorating your home with greenery now! Add to your fresh wreaths with DIY touches or shop one of our amazing fresh wreaths arranged and delivered by our local florists.