Not-Your-Average Holiday Wreaths

As we enter the holiday season, it’s time to start pulling those festive decorations out of storage, and maybe think about adding a few fresh ones into the mix.  Holiday wreaths are a classic way to bring the holidays into your home, and there are so many fun options out there to experiment with.  There are plenty of gorgeous botanical style wreaths that we see every day- both fresh and dried.

But, if you look a little more outside the box, you’ll find wreaths created from many unique and interesting materials like metal, felt, wool, and tinsel- just to name a few.  Because these wreaths require no maintenance and are not made of fresh botanicals, they can also make for wonderful gifts (think: easy to pack or ship).  

We’ve rounded up a few of our current favorites, and hope they inspire a little creativity in your holiday decorating this year!

 

A colorful, metal wreath looks anything but cold on this front door!

Anthropologie

 

Light up little extra holiday “joy”… 

Target

 

If you prefer a more simplistic style, an all-white metal design screams “Winter Wonderland”.

The White Company

 

Live by the beach, or just love a little boho in your life?  Try a simple, woven wreath, or a bright and beachy accent with starfish or wood.

Anthropologie

 

 

Etsy (Shop: Mabel and Dot)

 

 

Pottery Barn

 

A felt wreath can be classic and beautiful- and oh so practical!

Pottery Barn Kids

 

 

And who says holiday decorations have to be in traditional colors?  

Annie Selke

 

 

Etsy (Shop: Elf House Finds)

 

 

Etsy (Shop: Fat Pom Poms)

 

We are loving the pom pom wreath trend- but if you’re not ready to fully commit, try adding a few pom poms to jazz up a more traditional wreath.

Etsy (Shop: Haven Wood Farm Co)

 

Alternatively, you could try a neutral monotone or subdued, earthy hues.

Etsy (Shop: Thread and Canvas Decor)

 

 

Etsy (Shop: Blue Pine Design Co)

 

 

What holiday wreath trends are you loving?  Have you found one you like best, or will you be trying a DIY project?  We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

 

Holiday Mantels

Thanksgiving weekend is the time many of us start decorating our home for the holidays.  A beautifully adorned mantel can be all that’s needed to make your room feel festive.  But what if you don’t want one of the traditional garland and bulbs mantels?  Here are some beautiful inspirations that are not just red and green!

 

HGTV

HGTV

 

 

HGTV

HGTV

 

 

Traditional Spaces

O, The Oprah Magazine (Photo by Gemma Commas, Styling by Jen Everett)

O, The Oprah Magazine (Photo by Gemma Commas, Styling by Jen Everett)

 

 

Finding Home Farms

Finding Home Farms

 

 

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

 

 

Courtney Engstrom via Simple Details

Courtney Engstrom via Simple Details

 

 

Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl

 

 

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

 

 

DIY Network Made & Remade, HGTV Holiday Mantel

DIY Network Made & Remade, HGTV Holiday Mantel

 

 

We’d love to pass on more festive ideas for your mantels – send us your creations and we’ll pass them along!  Happy decorating!

The Color of Winter… Every Year!

The days are getting shorter and the lights in the house are getting turned on earlier and earlier.  Now’s the perfect time to brighten things up with a little “winter white”.  It’ll perk things up and give you a bright, neutral backdrop to add some pops of color as the weather warms and the days get longer again.

Here are some of my favorite winter white finds that are perfect with any decor!  And if you are looking to do some “winter white” painting, make sure you read My 5 Favorite White Paints to find the perfect shade for your project!

 

Decoist

Decoist

 

Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl

 

Malone Sofa, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

Malone Sofa, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams

 

Andrews Coffee Table, Ballard Designs

Andrews Coffee Table, Ballard Designs

 

Philippe Ottoman, Jonathan Adler

Philippe Ottoman, Jonathan Adler

 

 

 

Castilla Bed in Antique White, Cottage & Bungalow

Castilla Bed in Antique White, Cottage & Bungalow

 

Claudette Bed, Ballard Designs

Claudette Bed, Ballard Designs

 

Diamond Pique, Matouk

Diamond Pique, Matouk

 

Louis XVI Double Dresser, Ballard Designs

Louis XVI Double Dresser, Ballard Designs

 

 

 La Belle French Country Style Silver Two Tone White Linen Arm Chair, Kathy Kuo Home

La Belle French Country Style Silver Two Tone White Linen Arm Chair, Kathy Kuo Home

 

Two's Company Tozai Home Fabulous Faux Fur Arctic Fox Throw, Casa

Two’s Company Tozai Home Fabulous Faux Fur Arctic Fox Throw, Casa

 

Peacock Chair, Serena & Lily

Peacock Chair, Serena & Lily

 

Atlanta Chair, Global Views

Atlanta Chair, Global Views

 

 

Channing Desk, Jonathan Adler

Channing Desk, Jonathan Adler