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When you think of a wreath, what comes to mind? Often people associate wreaths with the holidays, but in fact, they can be associated with any season. All it takes is some extra creativity and willingness to rotate out the décor as the weather changes.
It’s time to start thinking about wreaths differently. They are more than a festive door adornment but can be used in any room of the home at any time. They are versatile and a stylish addition to your seasonal décor. Here are a few wreath ideas you can try.
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The Everyday Wreath
While most times associated as front door décor, wreaths can be used anywhere in the home. Holiday wreaths are popular however, trends point to wreaths now as décor that can be used every day. Popular materials such as burlap,
The seasons and holidays provide inspiration for everyday wreaths. Here are a few elements you’ll want your wreath to have:
- Unless you’re making one wreath per season or holiday, you’ll want a versatile foundation material.
- Stick with neutral colors as your base.
- Flowers and natural elements are easy to add to your wreath.
- Consider the overall décor of your space and home before adding any decoration.
- If this is on your front door, remember this will be the first impression of your home to most guests.
When the snow has melted and you finally start to see some new blooms, it’s time to change your décor! Floral wreaths are the first thing that come to mind when spring begins. Yellow and white flowers against greenery are sure to pop. I love tulip wreaths to welcome in the season. Add fake tulip flowers to a grapevine wreath to make your own spring décor. See this tutorial from The Frugal Homemaker on how you can DIY.
Summer can bring many décor themes. Those near water might want to consider a few beach wreath ideas for their décor. Hues of blue and seashells are the perfect adornment to a burlap wreath. Mesh wreaths are popular this time of year because of the wide range of colors they come in and the versatility. Think outside the box for materials to use. Colorful and whimsical are the choices for summer.
Don’t forget about the summer holidays. Patriotic wreaths are popular during this time because of Independence Day. Check out this tutorial from New Orleans Crafts By Design on how you can create your own red, white and blue wreath.
The warm colors of fall are welcomed after the bright shades from spring and summer. Fall wreaths will incorporate rich shades of yellow, red, orange and brown, mimicking the way the leaves change color. In fact, faux leaves are the perfect décor for a fall wreath.
Simplicity is key when it comes to fall wreaths. Of course, Halloween does provide inspiration for your décor! Halloween wreaths are a fun way to get creative, as they often incorporate bright colors and fun features. While the colors of Halloween might not match your home décor directly, it’s a fun way to greet trick-or-treaters. If you like to DIY, but want to keep it simple, check out this Halloween wreath tutorial from Mom Dot.
Of course, we can’t forget the most popular season for wreaths. The holidays make it easy to decorate with wreaths all over the house. Evergreen wreaths are available at most home good stores and Christmas tree lots. While you can leave them plain, there’s plenty you can do to dress them up and make it original. Here are a few ideas:
- Wrap red ribbon around the wreath.
- Make a big bow and tie it to the top of the wreath.
- String clear or colored lights in your wreath.
- Attach small bows to the branches of the wreath.
- Glue pinecones to the center of the wreath.
- Add sprigs of faux red berries to the wreath.
When the holidays are over, you might be wondering what you should do to decorate for winter. Simplicity is key, but don’t be afraid to add a little bit of sparkle. If you’re looking for greenery, evergreen branches are still a great choice, as well as succulents and boxwood. Let the snow inspire you! If you have some time to DIY, see this tutorial from Less-Than-Perfect Life Of Bliss on how you can make a chic wreath from an embroidery hoop.
Wreath Storage Ideas
If you’ve chosen to make more than one wreath, storing them until the next season you can use it is important. Wreaths require proper storage to keep their shape and reduce damage. You can find wreath storage containers at your local home goods store. Most are round, designed to protect the shape. Another option is a round bag or for smaller wreaths, an unused hatbox. This will keep your wreath secure until you’re ready to decorate with it again!
Wreaths are a beautiful addition to any home and growing in versatility due to their popularity. While there are many DIY options available, you can check your local craft store to see what seasonal items they have to add to your front door décor. It’s an easy way to dress up your home!
Looking for more seasonal decorating inspiration? Read Kitchen Décor Ideas For Every Season.