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Whether it’s taking pride of place hanging on your front door, above a fireplace or on a staircase, Christmas wreaths are often one of the first decoration to go up. This simple decoration can make a big impression with minimal effort.
There’s no doubt a real wreath is glorious, especially if filled with fragrant foliage, but they can often be an expensive option and tricky to keep fresh throughout the entire festive period.
In terms of practicality real wreaths are often heavy too, and therefore can be problematic to hang on some doors. If you simply want the effect without the effort you may be best to opt for an artificial design, a faux wreath can last for years to come also.
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Get the Christmas wreath right and the rest of your festive scheme will follow with ease.
Best Christmas wreaths 2019
1. The Real Flower Company Citrus & Spice – best scented wreath
Welcome Christmas guests with a heady scented wreath from The Real Flower Company. This fresh foliage wreath is a hand-crafted mix of aromatic foliage, herbs, dried oranges and pink pepper berries. More than just looking amazing, it smells divine also. Being made from perishable products this arrangement is only available to order from 1st to 23rd December to ensure it stays fresh until the big day.
Dimensions: Approximate 30cm diameter
Buy now: Citrus & Spice Door Wreath, from £85, The Real Flower Company
2. John Lewis & Partners Snowscape pine Cone – best mistletoe wreath
This stunningly realistic wreath comes from the Snowscape Christmas collection from John Lewis for 2019. The whole collection is inspired by the memory of the first dusting of snow, transforming the surrounding landscape into stunning scenery. Decorations from this new range capture the serenity of a snowy landscape – before excitable Edgar melts it.
This design is vision in snowy white, mostly thanks to a generous dusting of mistletoe berries. Those are elegantly interspersed with rustic pine cones and fir spruce.
Dimension: 50cm diameter
Buy now: Snowscape Pine Cone and Mistletoe Wreath, £40, John Lewis & Partners
3. Interflora Rocking Rose Door Wreath – best budget flower wreath
Picture-perfect and bound to impress anyone coming around for Christmas, Interflora’s 2019 range of fabulously festive wreaths is the place to look for affordable real foliage. From a tradition mix of red and green to something a little bit different, there’s something to suit every home.
Interflora’s local artisan florists can take care of Christmas greetings by fashioning a hand-craft wreath packed with beautiful bloom. All the better still it gets hand-delivered straight to your door.
Dimensions: 40cm diameter
Buy now: Rocking Rose Door Wreath, £50, Interflora
4. Paperchase Christmas wreath – best succulent wreath
Succulents are THE houseplant of the moment. This petite but perfectly sweet wreath is made of faux realistic looking Alpine sedums and gently frosted pine cones. The muted colour palette creates a beautifully understated focal point for front doors. It looks thoroughly realistic but thankfully it’s faux, meaning you can possibly kill these succulents – not even with kindness.
Dimensions: 24cm diameter
Buy now: Succulent Christmas Wreath, £10, Paperchase
5. Habitat Anngrad wreath – best bauble wreath
Keep things fun and fresh with a playful bauble wreath! This multicoloured design by Habitat is jazzed up with a mix of matt and glitter baubles. It’s the jewel toned colour combination that won this particular bauble wreath our favourite of all the bauble wreaths – it’s so on-trend. The blend of baubles in pink, rust, red, teal and blue are a mix of high shine, glitter and matt finishes. This merry mix makes this simple bauble wreath anything but dull.
Dimensions: 40cm diameter
Buy now: Anngarsk Wreath, £30, Habitat
6. Rockett St George Mirror Ball – best disco ball wreath
Follow the call of the disco ball, er YES please. Make your yule time celebrations disco-tastic with the addition of this fabulously flamboyant decoration. It’s not cheap but think of it as an investment to get the party started year in year out. Make sure you attached this securely…Can’t help but fear it’s a temptation too far!
Dimensions: 20cm diameter
Buy now: Mirror Disco Ball Wreath, £80, Rockett St George
8. Laura Ashley Sleigh Bell – best silver bell wreath
Silver bells! The epitome of Christmas, a traditional silver bell wreath offers a whole heap of festive cheer. This particular design features a beautiful mink ribbon that is tied at the bottom. The glam silver and sophisticated mink pairing will add an elegant touch to any decorating scheme. Hear the bells ring with every guest that arrives during the festive holidays.
Dimensions: 39cm diameter
Buy now: Sleigh Bell Wreath, £22, Laura Ashley!
Forget decking the halls with holly, the first thing on the decoration agenda is hanging a beautiful wreath – and the rest will follow.