But how do we get into the yuletide spirit? There is no better or faster way, surely, than to get all the festive decorations out and up. When I decorate, I like to get into full Christmas mode and can highly recommend it.
Put the Michael Bublé tunes on, pour yourself a festive glass of bubbly from your favourite alcohol delivery service, get the Quality streets out and start getting your place looking like the North Pole. From the tree, decked head to toe in baubles, to the stockings hung up eagerly awaiting gifts, even the Grinch himself would find it impossible to not enjoy Christmas decorating.
The final flourish that each household needs? A statement-making Christmas wreath – and we’ve rounded up the best.
This is not a drill; there are officially 11 weeks to go until Christmas. And whilst tradition might dictate that festive decorations only go up in the month leading up to the big day, we’re calling it early this year.
After everything the past 19 months has put us through, Christmas is a very welcome distraction at this point – especially after last year’s – and instead of cursing the moment we hear Christmas carols playing in store, it’s felt like a collective countdown until the festive season. In our humble opinion, Christmas can’t come soon enough.
Just like your interiors and your fashion style, your Christmas décor is like an extension of your personality. Are you a scandi minimalist at heart or a traditionalist? Do you love all eyes on you with bright quirky decorations or do you like to be unique with personalised everything? We’ve searched some of the best Christmas décor sites out there – from M&S, John Lewis (where you can save money on your purchase with our John Lewis discount code), Selfridges to Etsy and have found the best Christmas wreaths, no matter what your taste – and budget.
Artificial wreaths are a good investment if you plan on using the same wreath for the next few years. Wire Pre-Lit Wreath from M&S is a steal at only £25 but if you’re looking to really make a statement the Symons wreath from The White Company will definitely make the neighbours green with envy.
If you find fir, holly and berries all a bit too conventional for your liking, this Peacock Feather Wreath is guarenteed to mark your door as the most attractive on the street. For a more simple wreath, a minimal style like this Green Leaf & White Floral Wreath or this bestselling style from Etsy are guaranteed to still make an impact.
And while it may not be as cost-effective over time, a real wreath – which often smells just like Christmas – is hard to beat. For something a little different we love the colours of this Jormaepourri Scented Pine Cone Ring from John Lewis – it smells like an absolute dream, too. And if that isn’t unique enough for you, what about this Candy Cane Pom Wreath from Anthropologie?
So what are you waiting for? Get your wreath up, put the Christmas tunes on and let’s all focus on what really is the best time of year.