Choosing the perfect tree
is part of any holiday decorating tradition, but finding the right wreath for
your front door can really finish off your holiday look and can be a beautiful
and elegant addition to your exterior décor.
Choosing the right wreath, however, can be complicated, so here are a
few tips to consider for finding a holiday wreath that not only works for your
door, but also coordinates with your other holiday decorations and the exterior
of your home.
The size of your wreath is
an important consideration in making it look its best on your front door. If you have a large, prominent front door
then you'll want to choose a wreath that matches it well. A small wreath will get lost on the door and
won't look proportional.
While you may select a
wreath based on its appearance and whether it matches your other holiday décor,
you will also want to choose a wreath that has colors that complement the color
of your door. If you have mostly red and
green holiday decorations, but have a blue door, you may want to consider a
blue and silver themed wreath, perhaps hung with white lights, to better
complement your front door.
This is the area where you
can really get creative. From natural to
synthetic, from pine to grapevine, there are a number of options from which you
can choose. Again, when selecting a
wreath for your front door you'll want to consider whether it matches not only
the other decorations, but the door itself and the style of your home. For example, if you live in a traditional or
historic style home, using natural materials such as greenery and berries may
look better than a more modern arrangement.
Decorating for the holidays should always be fun and reflect your
personal style. But when selecting particular items for the exterior of your
home, it is always a good idea to be sure they accent rather than detract.