The end of a year brings forth yet another Christmas. It’s quickly approaching that time again. We’re sure all you Christmas enthusiasts out there can expertly and meticulously decorate a stunning Christmas tree. Completely decked out with Christmas lights, baubles, garlands, and maybe even an idiosyncratic special decoration of your own choosing to let your personality shine. But how many of you have tried decorating a Christmas wreath?
What’s the deal with Christmas wreaths anyway? The joy of mantling Christmas wreaths dates way back to many years ago where evergreens were commonly used to signify everlasting life. There is an added layer of symbolism as they are also regularly used in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Around this time it also became common to bring elements of nature indoors to enjoy during the blistering winters.
Christmas wreaths offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to how you choose to display them. Some prefer to go all out on their Christmas trees and hoop them around the peak but wreaths can also be placed around the home, hung from walls, doors and even above Christmas mantelpieces. Here is our guide on how you can enhance your Christmas wreaths this holiday:
Understand Complimentary Colours & Their Meanings
In order to style your Christmas wreaths like a pro, understanding some general rules on colour theory can really go a long way. Understanding the colour scheme of your Christmas decorations will help you decide which materials work well with each other as well as give you an idea as to where to introduce an element of focal point into whatever space you’re working in. Firstly, let us go over some common Christmas colours that typically blend well together:
White – White is commonly used as an accent to red and gold during Christmas time because of its association with comfort and purity. It’s also the colour of snow!
Red – Believe it or not, this was once only used as a Christmas accent colour. Over time, the deepness of the Christmas red colour now makes it culturally synonymous to the holiday festivities. It’s seen as the primary Christmas colour that represents tradition and joy over the festive period.
Green – The colour of life, growth and renewal for almost all Christmas occasions. A call back to when we used to bring nature indoors to enjoy during the winter period.
Gold – Gold is often associated with abundance, wealth and elegance. It works well in many Christmas wreaths and Christmas decorations for your home to symbolise the sharing of one’s wealth and happiness with their friends and families.
Silver – The silver tone represents tranquillity and purity within Christmas decor. It works great as an accent to various other colours such as green or blue.
Now that you have an understanding of how colours work together and their meaning, you’re ready to start decorating your Christmas wreath.
Considerations When Positioning Your Wreath
After choosing some decorations to embellish your Christmas wreath, you may realise that you haven’t decided where you want to exhibit it yet. It’s time to establish what layout will suit your space while adhering to some general guidelines on placement. For smaller spaces, we’d recommend opting for a more symmetrical approach while in rooms that are a little more spacious, it may look better with Xmas wreaths that are asymmetrical.
Having your wreaths indoors hung up on the wall may offer more stability and more opportunities to style the wreath with heaps of fun Christmas decorations. It is also very common to have a Christmas wreath fastened to your front door. Keep in mind that your Christmas wreaths will be exposed to the elements and you may need to put more effort into securing it safely.
Embellish Your Wreath With Leftover Decorations
An exciting new trend developing within the Christmas wreath decorating is the use of Christmas lights. They can be used to make your wreath really stand out if you’re struggling to find a position in the room to position it as the focal point. You don’t have to stop at lights either. Think of your wreath and a mini Christmas tree. You can deck them out with baubles and garlands alike. This is a great way to use up all the leftover decorations you couldn’t fit on your tree!
Enjoy Decorating Your Christmas Wreath This Holidays
Now that you’re a professional Christmas wreath stylist, it’s time you try decorating your very own work of art. Don’t be scared to get a little creative and try out different materials that work for you. Despite all our tips and tricks, remember that there are no hard-fast rules. Christmas decorating isn’t meant to be a stressful task and we want to encourage our readers to enjoy themselves when styling their Christmas wreaths this year.