Adding a Christmas wreath to your front door is the perfect way to kickstart the winter festivities, and we've rounded up some of the best Christmas wreaths on the Ideal Home team's radar so that you can welcome guests in style.
You can opt for a natural Christmas wreath – either bought or crafted from foraged finds – or, if you want to start your seasonal decorating as early as possible and are looking for a wreath with longevity, there is now a great selection of long-lasting artificial Christmas wreaths on the market. Whilst they may not be as sustainable an option as gathering your own pine cones and berries, just like the best artificial Christmas trees, these faux Christmas wreaths are a quick and easy decor solution that will endure the elements and can be used year after year.
And, of course, a wreath isn't only for the front door. A statement wreath can be used to replace artwork or a mirror on a focal-point wall, hung on an internal door, propped up on the mantelpiece or shelves, or suspended over the dining table to create a centrepiece.
You'll find more Christmas decor inspiration on our Christmas wreath ideas page, but here are some of our favourite designs to buy, including pared-back wreaths for an understated look, and full-on festive extravaganzas.
Best Christmas wreaths
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This 60cm diameter pre-lit wreath offers a classic look, with red faux berries, green foliage, and pine cones.
This 50cm wreath adds subtle charm to the front door, with frosted eucalyptus leaves and white berries.
It may be an investment, but this realistic 71cm Christmas wreath is one that will take centerstage every year.
Pre-lit with 50 warm white lights, this 45cm eucalyptus, pine and gold berry Christmas wreath adds a subtle festive feel.
Who needs foliage when you can go all in with this vibrant 55cm red berry wreath for a dramatic statement.
Create a soft, winter wonderland look with this snow-dusted fir and pine cone 60cm Christmas wreath.
A classic combination, this 50cm faux red berry and eucalyptus wreath makes a timeless option you'll use year after year.
This 50cm Christmas wreath combines faux eucalyptus, red berries, and snow-dusted pine cones.
This simple faux green foliage and red berry wreath is lifted by the addition of 20 warm white LED lights.
Add some glam to your festive decor with this 50cm metallic gold Christmas wreath. There's also a matching garland.
Go luxe with this gilded gold 71cm Christmas wreath that will add the Midas touch to your front door.
Add low-key glamour with this minimalist 46cm wreath that combines gold metal mistletoe leaves with faux pearl berries.
Small but perfectly formed, this simple 27cm diameter wreath is adorned in tiny white faux flowers with a glitter finish.
Go all out festive fun with this fabulous mix of multi-coloured baubles and upcycled materials.
Adding a softly glamourous look, this small 27cm pale gold gilded laurel leaf wreath has understated charm.
This 50cm indoor or outdoor wreath features a simple frame adorned in a total of 60 warm white LED bulbs.
Pretty up the sideboard or mantelpiece with some subtle sparkle courtesy of this glittery eucalyptus and pearl wreath.
Who says Christmas has to be all red and gold? This pretty pink wreath begs to differ, and we're all in favour.
Combining natural dried elements with faux details, this lush green 50cm wreath will brighten any front door.
This 36cm diameter festive wreath may be on the smaller side, but we love its statement style.
Should you choose a natural or artificial Christmas wreath?
Opting for a wreath crafted from natural components – whether fresh or dried – or making your own from foraged finds, is by far the most environmentally friendly approach. Spending time in nature scouting for suitable leaves, pine cones, and berries is also a great way to connect with nature and a fun family activity to embrace the transition of the seasons. Our guide to how to make a wreath will explain the basics of making your own.
If you're using a natural wreath indoors then pre-dried components will last much longer without wilting. Outdoors in cooler temperatures, and in a sheltered spot like a front porch, a natural wreath should last for a month or more.
If your front door is more exposed, or you want the convenience of a wreath that is more temperature and weather-resistant, then an artificial option with faux foliage made from plastic may be the choice for you. An artificial wreath can also be used year after year, although when it does come time to dispose of it it won't biodegrade like a natural option would.
How to style a Christmas wreath
Not just for Christmas, many of us have embraced hanging a wreath on the front door as a seasonal trend, with Easter wreaths, summer, and autumn wreaths all gaining in popularity, no doubt thanks to Instagram and Pinterest inspiration.
If you're opting to display your wreath on the front door, then Pablo Diaz Barriga VP of luxury artificial tree and decoration brand, Balsam Hill has the following advice for getting sizing right,
"For maximum impact, you want to make sure you’ve got the right-sized wreath. To do this, measure both the height and width of the space where the wreath will be displayed. For a standard UK (30 inch / 762mm) door, allot about six inches or around 15cm of space on either side of the wreath. If you’re looking to go all-out with a larger wreath, I’d recommend leaving at least two inches or 5cm of space on each side".
Our round-up of Christmas door decor ideas has plenty more top tips.
How we chose the best wreaths to shop
Amy scoured the high street looking for the cream of the Christmas wreath crop to compile this guide, taking into consideration aesthetics, price points, and practicality to ensure you can have the best-dressed front door in the neighbourhood.
As well as sourcing our fair share of Christmas wreaths for Ideal Home photoshoots over the years, our team are also avid decorators, loving nothing more than prettying up a front door or mantelpiece with some seasonal decor, so we like to think we can spot a good wreath when we see it.
In sourcing the products featured in this round-up we also grilled decor experts from multiple manufacturers, and took into account the views of those who own each product via online reviews. Click here to find out more about how we review products at Ideal Home.
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After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Ecommerce Editor at Ideal Home, offering expert advice on the best products for decorating your home and ensuring it functions smoothly. That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class.