Found on front doors everywhere in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials, a wreath is a symbol of welcome and hospitality. But why limit this piece of timeless decor to the exterior of the home?
Bring a bit of the outdoors in: A touch of green lends an earthiness to a space for a sense of down-home comfort and up-scale style.
Here are 3 ideas for a modern twist on a classic look.
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> 3 ways to hang an indoor wreath:
1. In front of a mirror using an over-the-door hanger.
The sturdy reliability of the over-the-door hook and its visibility lends a functional, unpretentious, and almost-industrial air to a room.
- Find a hanger that complements the rest of the decor of the room. For example, a bold, brassy hook offsets a black-and-white themed room in a lacquered old-Hollywood or even rockabilly manner.
- Use a suction-cup hook instead of an over-the-door hanger.
2. With a photo frame using a hidden loop.
A round shape in the midst of a rectangular grouping softens the overall display and enhances visual appeal by working in a pop of accent color.
- Layer the wreath over the frame by hanging the wreath on a nail in the wall then hanging the frame on the same nail directly over that loop.
- Float the wreath within the frame by hanging the wreath separately on the wall, so that the photo frame encloses the wreath as well a bit of the wall around the wreath.
- Think outside the box by using a wreath that is larger than the frame on any side so that the wreath extends beyond the edges of the frame.
3. Over a display window using a ribbon.
Using both a window and a wreath means borrowing doubly from outdoor elements to create a textured display that adds dimension, color, and warmth to a wall, mantel, or entire room.
- Keep it simple. For example, an ordinary office stapler (and a bit of elbow grease) can secure a ribbon to the back of a wooden window with just a few staples.
- Add lighting. Fun and festive, especially at night, but invisible when not turned on. For the pictured display, a string of battery-operate lights was taped to the back side of the glass.
- Update the display for the season. Add small ornaments, garland, or a small sign or change the ribbon—or even the wreath itself!