When it comes to holiday decorating, wreath, fresh or faux, are a timeless symbol of the holidays. And, while wreaths can usually be found decking the front door, there are countless other ways to integrate this holiday staple into your yuletide decorating. Here are few simple and delightfully unexpected ways to decorate with wreaths:
Hang Them Up High - Hanging a wreath is easy but turning it into a stunning chandelier is a great way to take your holiday decorating to new levels. Take an ordinary fresh or faux wreath and wap it with ribbon and bows and hang your favorite ornaments for a unique Christmas piece for your living room or dining room area.
Let Them take Center Stage - Centerpieces are a big part of holiday decorating but can be time consuming and expensive to make. Turning an ordinary wreath into a stunning table-top display is easy. Incorporate festive ribbon, metallic ornaments or tuck a few red berries in and around the wreath. Or add a subtle glow to the table by placing a hurricane lamp with a candle in the middle of the wreath. Go a step further and fill a glass container with cranberries and water and add a few floating candles. It’s a simple yet beautiful way that will set the right mood for your holiday celebration.
Now’s the Time - Wreaths are an excellent way to add seasonal style to everyday items. Give a wall clock a holiday makeover by covering the frame with an evergreen wreath and take the ordinary to extraordinary.
Light the Way - Giving your side table or nightstand a festive touch is easy. Simply lift a lamp, place the wreath on the table, and set the lamp directly in the center of the wreath. Now you have a quick and easy accent for every room in your home!
Bring Them Indoors - Wreaths aren’t just for outdoor use; they can make a great addition to indoor rooms as well. Create a cozy, festive feel to a living room with a wreath above the fireplace mantle or give your wreath some depth and hang it directly in front of a mirror in most any room. For something unexpected, place a wreath on the wall directly behind the bed in a guest bedroom to help get your guests into the Christmas spirit! And, while you’re at it, add one in the master bedroom, too.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen - The kitchen is the heart of the home especially during the holidays. Adding small touches of Christmas decorating in this otherwise unchanged space is a fun way to dress-up the area. Add wreaths to a breakfast nook, on cabinets, to the back of chairs and open walls, or place smaller wreaths on kitchen window. And, don’t forget about the kitchen island.