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Door wreaths for all seasons

Jessica Ackerman, designer and staff writer for, is quick to share her expansive knowledge of wall decor and designs.

Front door decor

Although some people think of wreaths only during the holidays, they can actually be used year-round to add style to the front of your home. Displaying a decorative wreath on your front door can greatly increase the "curb appeal" of your home, and can accentuate your other outside decorating accents. Wreaths are an easy and inexpensive way to add color and class to your front door, especially if you make the wreaths yourself.

Tips to decorate a door wreath

1. Go large

When designing a wreath to place on the door, using larger design accents is often preferable. This can create a more attractive look when viewed from the street or sidewalk.

2. Fasten securely

You also want to make sure that all elements of the wreath are securely fastened to the wreath base, since the front door of a home is generally a busy place. A combination of florists wire and wired floral picks works great for attaching materials to almost any kind of wreath base.

3. Attach decorations

If you plan to utilize several different wreaths throughout the year, you can attach your decorative materials in a more permanent fashion, such as using wire or even hot glue. But, if you want to change the decorations on a single wreath throughout the year or season, such as being able to add and remove holiday decorations, be sure to use a more temporary method to attach them. In these instances, wired floral picks often work well.

4. Opt for weather-resistant décor

Ribbons can also be used effectively on wreaths, but be sure any ribbon you choose for a door wreath is weather resistant. In fact, this is a good thing to keep in mind in regards to any decorating materials you use for your wreath.

5. Time to hang your wreath

Once you have your wreath completed, you are ready to display it proudly on your front door. One of the easiest ways to hang a wreath is to use an over-the-door wreath hanger. These are often beautifully designed and can simply be slipped over the top of the door, making it easy to hang the wreath. Using one of these hangers eliminates the need for permanently affixing a nail or hanger to the door. Plus, you can always remove the hanger entirely for those occasions where you don't wish to display a wreath.

With a few seasonal adjustments, wreaths are an easy and beautiful way to add style and personality to your home all year round.

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