Bring out the spirit of your home -- or the spirit of the holidays -- with a decorative wreath. For Halloween, Christmas or everyday decor, here’s what you need to know about wreaths:
Types of Wreaths
There are several types of wreaths to consider before decorating your room:
This natural material is a common foundation for a strong decorative wreath. Grapevine is reliable in form and inviting to all sorts of add-on decorations. You can wedge leaves and flower stems between the vines, plus the material is dense enough to support a variety of novelty items. • Bottlebrush:
Known for their soft bristles and snowy overlays, bottlebrush wreaths appear decorative with or without embellishments. They are thick enough to house little ornaments and ribbons. In addition, the sharp roundness of a bottlebrush wreath is very pleasing to the eye.
Christmas wreaths are flush with bows, bells, ribbons and all the colors associated with December 25th. Festive lights are often weaved throughout the greenery as well. You can purchase a pre-made Christmas wreath or challenge yourself with a fun DIY project.
An ornament wreath fits the Christmas theme but can support other holidays as well. Hang a wreath with bright colors, such as pink, light blue and white, on your front door in honor of Easter. The shine of a multi-colored decorative wreath
makes for a classy appeal. An ornamental white wreath will make a statement on your door.
For a pleasant year-round look, fill your home with floral wreaths. Their blooming appeal suits spring season the best, but they’ll stand out any time atop your mantle or hanging from your back door. Floral wreaths are great for gift-giving as well.
Tips for Taking Care of a Wreath
• Avoid the Sun:
Try your best to keep your round decorative wreath
out of the sun. An artificial front door wreath kept in the shade won’t fade in color. If your wreath is in direct sunlight, apply a UV resistant spray.
• Dust Regularly:
A green decorative wreath
can be a dust magnet. Prevent dust buildup by cleaning your wreath as part of your regular routine. A blow dryer on a cool setting and at a low speed can gently blow dust off. A feather duster can also be used, but be advised that many wreaths are fragile.
• Store in a Safe Place:
Before packing up your front door wreath for the season, ensure it is dry and store it in an airtight container to keep dust and humidity out. That sealed container should be stored in a dry, dry place.
With multiple options, you can have a wreath on your front door all year long to welcome guests and add a touch of style to your decor.