The Christmas wreath on the door is the domestic equivalent of the holiday shop window so this week I swapped my usual retail observations for front doors.
There are some lovely ones around, from the huge and beautiful (Knightsbridge -things look competitive there…) to the home made and charming (Barnes and Mortlake), here’s a quick round up of the best ones. How’s your door dressed this Christmas?
Animal heads and dangling birds add a new dimension.
Off-piste colour combos are a great alternative, I love these shades of lilac, lavender and plum.
Fruits – sliced and dried-are festive, apple slices are the new orange I think….
Simple green ones are always stylish, I love the string wound around the one on the right….
Natural colours and woodland trimmings….
I really loved the door on the left, the basket looks like it might get nice presents left in it….
Jingly silver bells and silver leaves…
Simple tied wreaths make it look like you’ve just artfully done this yourself, even if you haven’t…
Keeping it simple is always a good idea, you don’t have to go mad.
Even a bow around the knocker adds festive cheer…although to be honest I think I’d have done a slightly bigger one.
Here are two store windows wreaths I liked the look of, the painted-on-glass one at a restaurant and the light bulb wreath with jolly colours, the sort of idea you think ‘oh I could do that with a bit of planning’ but never do.