Christmas is poking its head around the corner, and with the festive countdown almost upon us, it’s time to start looking at the best Christmas decorations – and that starts at the front door, with a Christmas wreath!
We’ve taken a look at what the High Street has on offer this year, to bring you the must-have Christmas wreaths to suit every festive room design.
Whether you’re going Scandi-chic, traditional, frosted, dark, or blush with your Christmas colour scheme, there’s bound to be a wreath that suits your interior.
And when you’ve settled on the perfect welcome wreath, why not continue the Christmas countdown with our round-up of the best unusual advent calendars on the market.
Real or faux?
Deciding between a real wreath and some faux foliage can be a bit of a problem, but it’s all about working out which is better for you and your home.
Real wreaths are a great if you want to perfume your hallway with the scent of pine and eucalyptus and like a natural, rustic look, however the downside of a real Christmas wreath is its longevity. Though it will last until Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, it will eventually begin to die and start to break down, so you’ll have to get a new one each year – which means more money.
However, if you like a glamorous glittery look, or you’d like to invest in a wreath that will last for a few years, then go for an artificial wreath.
Though they won’t perfume your hallway in quite the same way, they will last a long time and save you money in the long run.
Pinecone Wreath, £23.99, Wayfair
If you’re not sure what kind of Christmas wreath you fancy, opt for a classic like this pinecone wreath from Wayfair. Bursting with cheery pops of red nestled in a naturalistic backdrop of pinecones and dried leaves, it’s guaranteed to instantly put your visitors in ‘merry Christmas’ mood.
Mountain Meadow Wreath, from £99, Balsam Hill
If you’re looking to make an impact this Christmas, this Mountain Meadow Wreath from festive décor specialists, Balsam Hill, is nothing short of showstopping. A firm favourite here at YourHomeStyle HQ, it perfectly balances ultra-lifelike pine needles with sprigs of faux cypress, pinecones and berry clusters to create a dreamy, wintery look. We particularly love how it has tiny little pearls dispersed throughout the lush green foliage – they shimmer beautifully when the wreath is lit, and make for a truly magical display!
Festive Foliage Wreath, £26.99, Lakeland
This festive foliage wreath from Lakeland is another one of our favourites here at YourHomeStyle HQ – it looks so lifelike that you’d be forgiven for thinking it was from an expensive florist!
Featuring on-trend eucalyptus, white mistletoe berries and faux frosted pinecones, it’s lush and full enough to display solo, but you could easily add the odd bauble with floristry wire so it matches your changing décor schemes year on year. At £26.99 for a full size wreath, we think it’s an absolute steal!
Lit Heart Wire Wreath, £15, M&S
This beautiful, Scandi-style wreath from M&S is the perfect option if you’re looking to achieve White Company vibes, but on a budget. Featuring a battery pack housed in a hessian pouch, the wire frame can light up and will fill your home with a comforting glow – we love the way it illuminates the lifelike foliage and snow berries.
Renaissance Pearl Glitter Wreath in Champagne, £30, John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis’ Rennaisance Chirstmas range is inspired by classical European painting from the 14th-17th centuries. In other words, it’s all about ornate, soft pastel and gold toned decorative pieces that’ve been given a modern twist with feathers, velvet and pearls – and this Champagne wreath from the collection is no exception to the rule. Densely-packed with realistic pine sprigs and eucalyptus leaves, glitter-dusted pine cones and baubles, it’ll certainly add a lavish feel to your front door.
Oversized Red Berry Christmas Wreath, £115, Not on the High Street
Nothing says ‘Christmas is here’ quite like this prelit, oversized wreath from Not on the High Street. Pricey but striking, it features small red berries and realistic faux foliage that gives it a timeless, classic look… If you’re looking for a great investment piece, this won’t be going out of style any time soon.
Blossomloops ‘Let It Snow’ Wreath, £45, Etsy
This beautiful ‘let it snow’ wreath from independent Etsy maker, Blossomloops, is made to order, and looks absolutely magical hanging on a front door. Measuring 60cm in diameter, it’s bursting with faux white roses, frosted pinecones and sparkling baubles, and even has sprigs of sparkly silver eucalyptus around its edges for a full effect. If you’re planning on doing a classy winter wonderland scheme this year, this is the wreath for you!
Natural Bark Star Twig Wreath in Silver, £20, National Trust
If you’re a fan of rustic Christmas décor, this starry wreath from the National Trust couldn’t be any more perfect for you. Crafted by hand from natural bark, and intertwined with rustic silver bark stars, it’ll add just the right amount of laid-back charm to your home.
Mistletoe Christmas Wreath, £14.99, Lights4Fun
If you’re not into the look of large, over-the-top wreaths, this minimalist design from Lights4Fun is perfect for you. Totally understated and elegant, its pared-back look is the ideal complement to a Scandi-chic home – you can hang it on a wall with some decorative ribbon, or even use it as a centrepiece teamed with white pillar candles and natural, rattan accessories.
Pink Driftwood Wreath, £25.99, Wayfair
If you love perfectly co-ordinated decor, broaden your palette beyond red and green when it comes to searching for the perfect wreath. We think this pretty pink driftwood wreath fits the bill for a pastel colour scheme. It’s super stylish, but the background of fir and pinecone makes sure it stays unmistakeable Christmassy.
Magical Glitter Snow Wreath, £10, Wilko
We love how this wreath from Wilko’s Magical range looks as though it’s been left outside in a snow storm – the faux frosted twigs catch the light beautifully. Pair this with more white decorations to achieve that icy décor look – we love how the coordinating garland looks on a mantelpiece!
Red Berry & Green Leaf Wreath, £45, A by Amara
Gold glitz and glam accessories aren’t for everyone, so if you prefer to stick to a traditional style, this wreath from Amara is the one for you. With its glossy red berries and faux green leaves, it’s the perfect complement to a classic Christmas scheme – think red, green and gold!
Eucalyptus & Flower Wreath, £14.50, Cox & Cox
We love using eucalyptus to decorate at Christmas time, so you can imagine how excited we were to discover this beautiful eucalyptus and flower wreath from Cox & Cox. Combining soft-toned eucalyptus leaves, white flowers and frosted flora around a faux willow hoop, this wreath will add a delicate, festive feel to a room without overwhelming it.
Sparkle Wreath 70cm, £135, The White Company
With its champagne-coloured foliage and subtle glitter, this White Company wreath is perfect if you’re going for sophisticated glamour this Christmas. It’s 70cm in diameter and densely woven, so it’s sure to make an impact hanging above the mantelpiece – we love styling it with real eucalyptus springs mistletoe berries.
At a bargain price, this hardy artificial wreath gives you serious festive bang for your buck. The 50cm wreath comes pre-decorated with a dash of all things Christmassy – snow-dusted fir cones, berries, mistletoe sprigs and shiny baubles.