A hearty Christmas wreath can instantly transform any front door
Whether it’s taking pride of place hanging on your front door, above a fireplace or staircase, Christmas wreaths are often the first decoration to go up. This simple decoration can make a big impression with minimal effort.
There’s no doubt a real wreath is glorious, especially if filled with fragrant foliage, but they can often be an expensive option and tricky to keep fresh throughout the entire festive period. In terms of practicality real wreaths are often heavy too, and therefore can be problematic to hang. If you simply want the effect without the effort you may be best to opt for an artificial design, a faux wreath can last for years to come also.
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Get the Christmas wreath right and the rest of your festive scheme will follow with ease.
Best Christmas wreaths 2018
Best real wreath – The Real Flower Company
Welcome Christmas guests with a heady scented wreath from The Real Flower Company. This real foliage wreath is a hand crafted mix of aromatic foliage, herbs, dried oranges and pink pepper berries. Being made from natural perishable products this arrangement is only available to order from 1st to 23rd December to ensure it stays fresh until the big day.
Dimensions: Assorted sizes available
Buy now: Citrus and Spice fresh Door Wreath, £75, The Real Flower Company
Best succulent wreath – John Lewis
Succulents are THE houseplant of the moment. This spectacular wreath is made of faux realistic looking Alpine sedums and gently frosted pine cones. The muted colour palette creates a beautifully understated focal point for front doors.
Dimensions: 50cm diameter
Best bronze wreath – Very
Bronze is the metallic of choice for this Christmas. This simple foliage wreath has been give enough of a festive touch with the addition of bronze baubles. The design is pre-lit adding to the sparkle.
Dimensions: 55cm diameter
Best disco ball wreath – Rockett St George
Follow the call of the disco ball, er YES please. Make your yule time celebrations disco-tastic with the addition of this fabulously flamboyant decoration.
Best twig wreath – National Trust
Twigs have never looked so great! This rustic twig wreath is a vision of stars, frosted in silver glitter
Best star wreath – Ikea
This simple gold star needn’t be just for Christmas. Dressed with a faux foliage corsage it’s just the thing to add a stylish decorative touch to homes. At under £5 it’s also a total bargain.
Buy now: Smycka Artificial Wreath, £3, Ikea
Best pom pom wreath – Debenhams
Pom poms continue to be a big trend this season, making this playful design a great buy. The jolly colour combination, with touches of metallic, will ensure this wreath brightens up your home during the festive period. Should the mood take you could leave it up on display, to counteract the January blues.
Dimensions: 43cm diameter
Best foliage wreath – Marks & Spencer
Sticking to simple foliage gives this wreath an air of simple sophistication. The extra large design is one to make a statement. This realistic artificial fir design has been given a subtle shimmer with metallic berries and warm white fairy lights. Red berries and pine cones add a rustic feel to the overall look.
Dimensions: 50cm diameter
Best silver bell wreath – Laura Ashley
Silver bells! The epitome of Christmas, a traditional silver bell wreath offers a whole heap of festive cheer. This particular design features a beautiful mink
Dimensions: 24cm diameter
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Best bauble wreath – Flying Tiger
Keep things fun and fresh with a playful bauble wreath! This multicoloured design by Flying Tiger is jazzed up with sprigs of silver tinsel. The blend of baubles in pink, green, gold and silver glitter are a mix of high shine, glitter and matt finishes. This merry mix makes this simple bauble wreath anything but dull!
Dimensions: 40 cm diameter
In stores now: Bauble Wreath, £7, Flying Tiger
Forget decking the halls with holly, the first thing on the decoration agenda is hanging a beautiful wreath – and the rest will follow.