21 best Christmas wreaths for the front door or interior

Fabulously festive Christmas wreaths to style up the front door or mantelpiece – from timeless faux foliage wreaths to playful bauble centerpieces

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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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 Lockwood
Amy Lockwood

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.

Amy Lockwood
Content Editor

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry as a copywriter, content creator, and product stylist. She’s now Content 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.