It’s a tradition for many to deck the halls with twinkling white lights, shimmering garland and fresh, plump wreaths ornamented with a big red bow. The customary balsam fir wreaths that adorn the front doors and exterior windows of Coastal Virginia homes are actually quite versatile and can also add a touch of cheer to your home’s interior. See below for five unique ways to decorate your home with this classic.
Hang Wreaths Indoors
Consider hanging your window treatments indoors this year. Use suction cups to adhere the wreaths to window panes or dangle them elegantly with brightly colored ribbon. As an added bonus, fresh balsam fir wreaths will leave your living room smelling like Christmas.
Wreaths not only function beautifully as a focal point on your front door, but as a centerpiece to your dining room table as well. Fill the center of the wreath with winter scented candles, jars of peppermints, pinecones and more.
Another way to brighten up your home’s dining area is to decorate barstools and chairbacks with wreaths. If the traditional greenery isn’t your style, opt for a more neutral wreath made with twigs or burlap.
A Christmas Kitchen
Most holiday prep takes place in the kitchen, so why not decorate your cabinets, too? Embellish cabinets and exhaust hoods with large, bright wreaths. This festive touch is sure to bring even more holiday cheer to your Christmas feast and cookie swap parties.
While wreaths stand beautifully alone, they can also be used to enhance other holiday décor. Combine wreaths with rustic letters to spell out classic holiday phrases like "Noel," "Joy" or Santa’s cheerful "Ho Ho Ho." This DIY signage also makes for the perfect mantle ornament.