9 Christmas Wreath Ideas That Come Equipped With Holiday Cheer

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Deck the hall with boughs of holly — or with any one of these gorgeous Christmas wreath ideas (holly optional). Whether you're an avid holiday decorator or a little bit of a Scrooge, there's a wreath design for you. Promise.

Think these yuletide accents need to be green, fluffy, and hanging on your front door? They can be, sure. But they can also be made of peacock feathers, spray-painted pink, DIYed, and styled in unexpected areas around your home. Add a dose of holiday cheer whichever way you'd like. Here are nine wreaths to inspire you while you're decking the halls

1. Go for modern glam.

An OG home blogger, Erin Heimstra of Apartment 34 added a glamorous touch of holiday spirit above her, well, spirits. This gorgeous peacock feather wreath gives a nod to an F. Scott Fitzgerald-esque holiday party, especially when paired with ornate crystal stemware and a warming cocktail. Cheers!

2. Double down in your foyer.

A Christmas wreath adorning your front door is a given. But take inspiration from DIYer extraordinaire Erin Francois of Francois et Moi, and commit to another wreath inside your foyer. While her door wreath is traditional and outdoorsy, the indoor one is another vibe altogether — cool and textured. The key to doubling down on wreaths is to choose two different materials and colors, so they coordinate without being too matchy-matchy.

3. DIY your own wreath.

It's easy, we promise. Even the not-so-crafty among us could whip up this pretty Christmas wreath that Wit & Delight broke down step-by-step. Simply decorate a premade wreath with dried oranges, red berries, gold branches, and other touches of classic holiday decor. Then store it carefully, and you can look forward to hanging it Christmas after Christmas.

4. Add mini wreaths in unexpected spots.

No need to give your front door all the wreath love. Take a cue from Studio McGee by adding color, texture, and a bit of Christmas cheer to open kitchen shelving with simple sprigs of greenery and a petite wreath. Think of all the nooks and crannies you could adorn with foliage: bookshelves, end tables, and bathroom shelves.

5. Go big and bold.

This DIY "joy" wreath is a perfect match for maximal holiday decorators. Oh Happy Day paired this joyful display with a decked out fireplace mantel — stockings, ornaments, and Mr. Claus. Illuminate the letters with twinkle lights for especially sparkly decor.

6. Add pinecones and color.

Break out the spray paint! This DIY wreath by The House That Lars Built inspires us to scour our backyards for pinecones and arrange them with fresh pine boughs to make this pretty creation. Add hues of red and pink, so you can keep the festive cheer rolling straight through Valentine's Day.

7. Complement an outdoor wreath with potted trees.

How festive — yet classic and minimalist — is this entry situation by The Merrythought? With one simple wreath on the door and a variety of potted trees along the steps, you can create a timeless look in nearly no time. Consider this proof you can be festive and understated simultaneously.

8. Hang a gallery wall of wreaths.

What's better than a Christmas wreath? Many Christmas wreaths. Collective Gen created a DIY tutorial for these decorations using sprigs of leaves and wire. Vary their materials and sizes just slightly to create a cohesive, interesting look. Then hang your wreaths in a gallery wall as a backdrop for a cocktail station.

9. Create a wreath that works for both fall and holidays.

This gold and white wreath, a DIY project by A Beautiful Mess, can hang on your door from pumpkin spice latte season into peppermint mocha month. Using faux flowers, faux leaves, and a layer of spray paint, this pretty wreath transitions seamlessly from fall into holiday season. So elegant.


Megan writes about design, travel and wellness for Domino, Lonny, Wit & Delight and more. Her life rules include: zipper when merging, tip in cash and contribute to your IRA. Be a pal and subscribe to her newsletter Night Vision.

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