Different ways to style a wreath this Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time to dig out your decorations and get your home looking festive. We’re showing you how to make a showstopping entranceway that will be the envy of your neighbours as well as some fabulous inspiration on different ways to style a wreath.
Check out our video on how to create a unique festive entranceway guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit the moment you arrive home and follow along with our step-by-step guide.
How to dress your door for Christmas
What you’ll need:
- An artificial foliage garland. The size will depend on your door, and you have the option of fitting it t across the top of your door and down one side, or on both sides to create an archway.
- Wire to secure your garland.
- Cup hooks.
- Outdoor lights (either battery operated or plug in if you have an outdoor plug).
- Selection of baubles in a range of different sizes.
- Mixed real foliage such as dried hydrangea, twigs or berries.
- Floral scissors.
Step 1: Hang your foliage garland around the door. Make sure it’s secure and tie it with wire, using cup hooks at the back.
Step 2: Test your lights! It’s important to test your lights before you add them to the display. If you’re using battery operated lights, make sure they’re outdoor lights. Once you’ve tested them, wind the lights around the garland and secure with wire if needed.
Step 3: The fun part; start to add baubles to your foliage and secure them with wire. Top tip: placing larger baubles first will create drama and height and make it easier to place the smaller ones. After you’ve added your large baubles, move onto the medium ones and then make clusters using your small baubles. Three or five baubles tends to look best in clusters, and these will add a layer of depth and interest to your display.
Step 4: Add your extra layer of foliage. This can be anything from dried hydrangea, to twigs spray painted gold, to some berries and holly for example. Get creative with this step and play around with what looks good. You should be able to slot these finishing touches easily into your display, and when you’ve added them all, you’re finished!
Different ways to style a wreath
Everyone loves a wreath at this time of year, and they can be used in a variety of different spaces in your home to add some extra festive sparkle. Check out our video where we show you how you can shake things up in your home with a wreath this Christmas.
On your front door
A classic way to style your wreath, they make the perfect addition to your front door at this time of year. Styling your wreath on your front door is a fail-safe way to get your home feeling Christmassy. Team yours with a festive entranceway for a truly showstopping display, and don’t forget the lights!
On internal mirrors
A great way to style a wreath inside the home is on mirrors - the lounge or hallway being the perfect locations. Large mirrors lend themselves well to this, especially if your wreath is delicate and you’d prefer not to hang it outside. Plus, this way, you get to look at it and enjoy more often.
On your coffee table
Make a statement on your coffee table by using your wreath as a festive centrepiece. If you’ve got a large table, opt for a fuller wreath to fill it out, and if you’re working with less space, a smaller wreath will look great styled with some candles and Christmas ornaments.
As a Christmas Day centrepiece
Make Christmas dinner extra special this year by using your wreath as a beautiful centrepiece on your dining table. Style it on top of your favourite festive table runner and add a multi-wick candle in the centre of the wreath for a truly showstopping display. Top tip: if you’re using a candle, make sure it’s unscented, so as not to overwhelm your senses while eating dinner.
Now all that’s left to do is sit back and admire your hard work, and make sure to share your festive displays on social media, tagging us @MillerHomesUK. We can’t wait to see them all!