A wall of fir wreaths
Thomas J. Story

The Power of Repetition

A grid of small fir wreaths on a blue wall makes a graphic holiday statement. Multiples of small items have as much visual impact as one large element.

Red and green wreath hanging on double doors.

Southern Belle

Magnolia leaves and gingham ribbon bring a little fun to the traditional red and green palette. To continue the design, include the ribbon in other decorations throughout the house.

Green wreaths on a striped wall

Mossy Magic

Assorted mosses attached to a wreath form are a fun variation on the expected evergreen boughs.


Get creative with wreath designs
Robbie Caponetto

Creative Thinking

A wreath made of glass ornaments sits on a shelf under a sunburst mirror, creating a festive holiday composition. When you're composing vignettes, consider how shapes will complement one another.

Two wreaths shaped like Christmas trees
Thomas J. Story

Shape Up

A pair of wreaths shaped like Christmas trees play up the architectural detail of a pretty pair of doors. To extend the welcoming display, drape garland around the entire entry.

Brown vine wreaths in a square

Geometry Lesson

A grid of vine wreaths connected by wide satin ribbon makes a holiday decoration that can span the season. The unified elements become a piece of artwork over the mantel.

A wreath with springs of red berries
Pieter Estersohn

Berry Bright

Simple sprigs of red berries animate this festive wreath. The materials echo the spiral topiaries on either side of the door, unifying the scheme.

Wreaths on a door with yellow roses

Rose Parade

Abundant roses and mixed floral materials make gorgeous adornments for a formal front door. Accents of cobalt blue bring a spark to the arrangement.

A traditional wreath with a seaside twist

Shades of Green

To make a leaf wreath more interesting, turnover some of the leaves to reveal their chartreuse backs. This seaside version features a starfish and bougainvillea blossom for a sense of place.

A square wreath with red ribbon and apples

Fruity Wreaths

Dress up a square wreath with red ribbon and adornments of apples and pinecones. Depending on the space, you can hang them vertically or horizontally for varying looks.

A wreath made of succulents
J. Savage Gibson

Square Roots

Hearty succulents packed into a square frame create an unusual wreath that won’t require frequent watering. After the holidays, transfer the plants to decorative containers.

A wreath with silverware
Tim Street-Porter

Personal Best

Decorate your wreath with items that have meaning for you, such as the collection of hotel silver flatware and a creamer used to decorate this wreath for a kitchen window.

Wreaths on french doors with bay leaves and maroon ribbons

Bay Front

Lush bay leaves compose elegant wreaths on a pair of French doors. A satin bow with a cedar sprig is the only adornment they need.

Tradition with a twist

All Wrapped Up

Moss wreaths loaded with wide satin ribbon make a festive, modern focal point over a mantel. A bull's-eye effect is created by hanging one wreath inside another.

Two wreaths covered with citrus fruit

Double Fun

A pair of fruit-covered wreaths create an eye-catching display on a front door. A big bow on top and a stocking below round out the door decor.

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