The wreaths that keep on giving: Year-round wreaths for every style
Wreaths make beautiful decorations for the holidays, but why stop there? They can also make stylish year-round decorations on walls and doors, especially if you’re working with a small garden or home space. Two tricks for your year-round wreath style are:
- Avoiding the ‘Christmas look’ (below)
- Matching your wreath to your decorating style
Avoiding the Christmas look
Okay, you know what I’m talking about – the green wreath with red accents, such as berries and ribbons. This wreath just screams Christmas. ‘Nuf said.
Match your wreath to your decorating style
Now that we’ve successfully established what to avoid, here’s what you want to try to achieve: It’s important that your wreath match your style – whether Formal, Cottage, Asian etc. Believe me – there are wreaths out there for every style, that don’t have a hint of ‘holiday.’ And a well-matched piece can really make your front door.
Here are some of the examples of different styles of wreaths to get your creative juices flowing.
For Modern style homes, go with a single-material wreath with clean, simple lines.
The Stellan Wreath (above) works well for minimalist, Scandanavian-influenced homes. It can also work in an Asian influenced home as well.
For a Cottage style home, flowery, overflowing wreaths add year-round color and style.
A dried flower wreath fits perfectly year round in a Cottage Style home.
A Mediterranean style wreath can take several shapes…
If you live in a Southwestern climate, the chili pepper wreath is fun and site specific. However, a driftwood wreath (as shown above) can act as a base for adding decoration during different seasons — such as bells in Winter or eggs in Spring.
For the Tropical style home, go with big-leafed flowers and leaves to fit right in. Lots of color is always good, too!
This wreath includes Bird of Paradise and Star Gazers – which are great smelling, too as you enter the door!
For Mediterranean or Tropical style homes, succulent wreaths are a great option.
Easy to care for and very stylish, these living wreaths work well for a variety of styles. Why not break out of the traditional circular shape while you’re at it?
One other thing: Don’t be afraid to break out of the traditional plant material, either. Use alternative materials for whimsical styles, such as…
A Shell Wreath – For the seaside home, this wreath makes a playful accent, and fits the style perfectly!
A Burlap Wreath – This simple material and design style can work well in a Formal or Cottage style home. It adds a little bit of whimsy and elegance to any home.