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12 Creative Ideas for Decorating with a Wreath

Decorating with a wreath doesn’t have to be limited to your front door!  In fact, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you might consider using a wreath in other areas of the house to give it a fresh look and add some greenery to your decor.  So before you put that holiday wreath back in storage, check out these 12 ways to decorate with a wreath.

 

 1. Door

 

Well, okay, this list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t list the obvious.  While wreaths are often reserved for the front door, though, maybe consider placing one on an inside door, like a pantry!

{via ZDesign at Home}

 

And here’s an easy way to hang a wreath!

How to hang a wreath with a command hook

 

2. Place Setting

A small 6″ wreath is the perfect size for a pretty place setting.  You could even add a place card to the center with each guest’s name!

Mini boxwood wreath place setting
{via EAB Designs}

 

3. Chair Backs

I love to dress up the backs of my dining chairs with decals, ribbon, fabric, etc. and have found that small wreaths give an unexpected look and pop of greenery!

 

4. Centerpiece

A wreath can make a beautiful centerpiece for your table, whether as part of a tablescape or just year-round decor!  You can leave the center opening bare, or add a few candles, or a cake plate, or maybe even some pinecones!  Here’s a gorgeous example from The Small Stuff Counts.

{via The Small Stuff Counts}

 

5. Cabinet

I often hang a large boxwood wreath on my dining room hutch to break up the wood with an organic texture…

Spring French style dining room

 

…but smaller wreaths also look nice hung on the doors of a smaller cabinet.

 

6. Picture Frame

One way to give a wreath a bigger impact and larger presence, is to frame it!  You can hang it inside an empty frame…

 

…or even “frame” it by placing it on another backdrop, giving it a larger presence.  Perhaps a chalkboard like this example from A Delightsome Life

 

{You can learn how to make this hydrangea wreath at A Delightsome Life}

 

…or even a window pane as shown by Practically Hippie

{via Practically Hippie}

 

…some shutters, as shown by DIY Beautify

{via DIY Beautify}

 

…or even a tobacco basket like this one from Our Crafty Mom!

{via Our Crafty Mom}

 

“Framing” a wreath is a great way to give it a larger presence when hung on the wall and help to tie it in with the rest of your decor.

 

7. Mirror

Similar to the concept of framing a wreath, you can hang it on top of a mirror to add a bit of dimension and texture to the glass!  Tip: If hanging on a mirror, make sure the back side looks nice as well, since it will reflect in the mirror.

{via While I Linger}

 

8. Window

Whether hanging inside the house or outside, a wreath is a beautiful way to dress up a window!  Here’s a pretty porch from A Tattered Pew.

{via The Tattered Pew}

 

9. Kitchen Hood

Adding a wreath to the kitchen hood is a fun way to bring in a pop of color and texture!  Be sure to clean it regularly, though, to keep dust and grease from building up.

{via Miss Mustard Seed}

 

10. Ladder

My old orchard ladder that sits in the corner of my family room usually has a 6″ boxwood wreath hanging from it because I love the contrast between the wreath and the time-worn wood.

 

You can of course use a large wreath, though, for a bitter impact!

{via French Country Cottage}
{via Miss Mustard Seed on Decor Steals}

 

11. Vignette

A small wreath can easily be tucked into a display in a basket, a tiered server, a side table, and more to add some color that will last year-round.

 

12. Above the Bed

Knowing what to hang above the bed can be tricky, but if sized appropriately, a wreath can make a beautiful addition!  I love the simplicity of this example from The Brown Dog Vintage.

{via Brown Dog Vintage}

 

 

So before you pack away your wreath this holiday season, see if you might find another use for it in your home!

 

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8 Gorgeous Christmas Home Tours You Won’t Want to Miss!

Whew!  Last week was a busy week with the 2017 Christmas Home Tours featuring 30 different homes in five days.  While I know many of you had a chance to pop over and view some of the gorgeous homes that were on tour, I thought I’d post a roundup of can’t-miss homes I thought you would particularly love.

If you haven’t already seen Sarah’s tour over at Life On Virginia Street, you’ll want to head over for the full tour.  Her green and white color scheme is a beautifully fresh take on Christmas decorating!

 

Also using a non-traditional color scheme with amazing results is Julia at Cuckoo4Design with her German influenced design.  And wait until you see her cutie patootie cat, Willy.  He matches her decor!

 

If you love colors and patterns, you’ll love Jennifer’s style over at Dimples & Tangles.  Her decorating style has so much energy and her Christmas decor is AH-MAZING!

 

If traditional red and green are more your style, then you won’t want to miss Cristina’s home tour over at Remodelando la Casa.  Her home is so charming and no detailed has been overlooked.  That ceiling….swoon!

 

Heather over at Setting for Four opted for a glamorous white and gold theme and the results are stunning!  She proves that neutrals are anything but boring!

 

Alicia at Thrifty & Chic opted for a white and green palette with pops of red.  Her home is so soothing and beautifully decorated year-round, but her Christmas decor is truly outstanding.  And if you see something you love in her home, chances are she made it! Yes, she’s that handy. ;)

 

Laura’s home tour at Duke Manor Farm is one of my all-time favs.  Love, love, love the feminine pink contrasted with the natural stone of her fireplace.  You can pop over to see her home all dressed up like this, or you can see it now dressed in kid-approved red.  Either way, both looks are beautiful!

 

And of course I’m going to finish up this roundup with my own home because….well, because I can!  If you missed my guest bedroom, you can take the full tour {HERE}.

Blue red and green guest bedroom with twin beds

 

My master bedroom has a much different looked, decorated in pink and blush with gold and silver accents.  You can see the full room {HERE}.

Pink and white Christmas decor from Tidbits&Twine

 

I hope you enjoyed the roundup and found some ideas and designs to inspire your decorating this year!  As I mentioned earlier, ALL of the homes on tour were stunning, so if you have time, here are some others you should see!

 

Monday – Dec 4th

A Stroll Thru Life

Life On Virginia Street

Clean & Scentsible

Nesting With Grace

Cuckoo4Design

Pink Peppermint Design

Tuesday – Dec 5th

ZDesign At Home

Life Love Larson

Dimples & Tangles

Remodelando La Casa

Seeking Lavender Lane

Inspiration for Moms

Wednesday – Dec 6th

The Chronicles of Home

Our Southern Home

Decor to Adore

11 Magnolia Lane

Our Fifth House

Rain On A Tin Roof

Thursday – Dec 7th

Setting For Four

Life & Home @ 2102

Southern Hospitality

Decorating Delirium

Hymns & Verses

Simple Stylings

Friday – Dec 8th

Thrifty & Chic

Tidbits & Twine

Far Above Rubies

House By Hoff

Duke Manor Farm

Common Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Decorating Ideas {2016}

For those of you that are new here, you might not have realized that I had to take a year off of blogging due to personal reasons {post HERE}.  As such, I didn’t post any pictures from Christmas last year.  Actually, I didn’t really decorate all that much for Christmas last year….well, at least not as much as I usually do!  At any rate, today I’m sharing with you a few pics that I snapped while on hiatus last year in hopes that they might give you some Christmas decorating inspiration for your own home.

For the first time ever, we purchased a flocked Christmas tree.  Yes, this beauty is the real deal!

 

I tend to wrap presents the day before Christmas {I always have been and always will be a procrastinator!}, so there’s always plenty of room for festive goodies under the tree.

 

And while I didn’t really decorate anything else in the living room or adjacent dining room, I did add some garland and dried roses to the fireplace mantel.

 

My bedroom was rather sparse last Christmas and while these aren’t my favorite pictures, I wanted to show you the cute cedar skirt I made for my vintage dress form!

 

 

My grandma’s pearl and one of her brooches added the perfect finishing touch.

 

 

And stop by next week because I’ll be sharing my 2017 Christmas Home Tour as part of a group with 29 other bloggers!

 

And just for you, here’s a sneak peek of my home tour!!

Pink christmas mantel

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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