Choosing the Perfect Wreath for Your Front Door

Front door wreaths definitely add more curb appeal and scream “welcome.”  Outside front door wreaths vary and are available in a variety of colors, styles, types, and shapes.  Choosing the perfect wreath for your front door can often be a daunting and challenging task.  It is important to think about some factors before pulling the trigger and buying your own front door wreath.

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Tips to Pick out the Perfect Wreath for Your Front Door


Matching Your Home Decor Color Scheme

It’s important to consider your interior decorating style and color scheme when buying front-door wreaths.  The front-door wreath is an introduction to your home’s interior. It’s a good idea to coordinate your front door wreath with your home’s interior color scheme.

If you have a hard time finding a wreath in your color scheme, pick a wreath that has at least one of the colors that match your home interior.  If all else fails – Pick a neutral colored wreath – those are always a safe bet (and my absolute favorite – Neutral lover right here) 


Door Size

Be sure to measure your door before you go shopping. Usually, front doors are 36 inches wide. If that is the case, a 24 inch wide wreath, would be a good fit for you.  You will have 6 inches on each side to give enough space to look symmetrical.  It serves as a frame around the wreath, which gives it a nice appearance.

Now, if you have double doors, they tend to be narrower than a regular exterior door.  You will need to look for two 16 inch wreaths.  Your main goal is to cover about 50 – 75 % of the width of the door with a wreath. 


Artificial vs. Fresh Floral Wreaths

  • Artificial-floral wreaths – If it gets dusty, you simply take it down, dust it and put it back up again.  Super simple and ideal for a front door.
  • Fresh-floral wreaths –  These wreaths last longer when placed in a covered porch – out of direct sunlight.  Having conditions that are high in humidity will also shorten life of a wreath.

I was on the hunt for a great front door wreath that had artificial flowers (aka easy maintenance.) I finally found one that I’m super excited about.  I wanted to make sure I got some pattern on the wreath somewhere.  The stripes on the bow are neutral and match the interior of our house.  The pink flowers make our navy blue door POP.

Wreath found at September Tree.  I was impressed with the quality as well as the service.  Katie customized my order and made it a wreath that I designed.  Visit her website to get a wreath that matches your home interior.  She has an endless selection – something for everyone! 



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Custom Wreath  – HERE
White Wreath over-the-door Hanger – HERE


Personalized & Seasonal Wreaths

There are different ways to get creative with your front-door wreaths.  You can buy a wreath that reflects the different seasons.  Fall wreaths are my favorite Try adding a fun wreath that reflects the season, one that reflects your personality, one with your favorite colors or one that has your last name incorporated. There are endless possibilities when it comes to wreaths as there are so many different styles that you can choose from. You can make your own or you can buy from a store but no matter what you choose, a wreath is an easy and fast way to make your home look a million times better with no major changes or work to be done.

Favorite Wreaths:

Initial or Monogram Wreaths

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Burlap Wreath 

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French Lavender Wreath

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What type of wreath do you have for your front door?

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  • Reply Sarah Bailey November 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I keep thinking about getting a wreath for our front door, but I’ve never actually done it – I will have to ponder now which type to go for, thank you. x

  • Reply Anamika Ojha November 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I have been thinking about doing something for my front door. While insides doors, I have put Smiley Emoji’s. Thanks for sharing the wonderful ideas.

  • Reply Carol Cassara (@ccassara) November 2, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I love your photos of wreaths. I think it’s time to update mine.

  • Reply Jessy @ The Life Jolie November 2, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Great tips! I’m loving the lavender one!!

  • Reply Lindsay (@itssimplylinds) November 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

    What a festive post! I need to step up my wreath game…is there such a thing? ha! I’ve used the same tired old wreath since I’ve been in my house (3 years), and its’ just a little sad looking. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos) November 19, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Great tips, and that lavender one is to die for!

  • Reply Bri DePauw (@ATGlittered) November 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I love them all! How to chose just one!?

  • Reply trulyyoursa November 19, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for the tips! Right now I have an ornament wreath (that I made!) on our front door. I would love to get a monogram or burlap one for after Christmas.


  • Reply Christine + Alyssa (@missmunar) November 19, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Thank you for the lovely post! These are all so beautiful <3


    Christine + Alyssa

  • Reply Libby Boyes November 19, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I love the initial or monogram one and also the lavender. Because I have a teal front door I can sometimes struggle to make sure the front door decor all goes together so I like some of the more neutral options!

  • Reply Candy Kage November 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Never think about door size, just if I like the wreath. Now I know. Thanks.

  • Reply Rachel @ My Urban Oven November 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I love all your wrath ideas! I always have a wreath on my front door, changing with the season. You did make me think about the wreath that I have in proportion to my door. I might need to upgrade to a larger size– shopping here I come!!

  • Reply Clare Speer November 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Love these especially the beige burlap one… and of course I never have given it a thought to think about “measuring” the door! What practical tips and thanks!

  • Reply Sarah November 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    We change ours seasonally or with the holidays. I really love the idea of the lavender one!

  • Reply Katherine Tatis October 21, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Great info – thank you! I struggle with wreaths because the numbers for my address are on the door, right where a wreath will hang. I am a renter so I cannot change that. Right now a Day of the Dead is partially blocking them. 🙁 My new idea is to hang a nice basket, putting the address numbers on it in some way, and then change the contents of the basket based on the season or holiday as I wish.

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