But whilst in lockdown and faced with the uncertainty of what Christmas will actually look like this year, how do we get into the yuletide spirit? Whilst we’re all confined to home, there is no better or faster way 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, 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 less than 6 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 2020 has put us through, Christmas is a very welcome distraction at this point – instead of cursing the moment we hear Christmas carols playing in store, it’s felt like a collective countdown until the festive season. From riding the coronacoaster, to experiencing lockdown anxiety and at times indulging in more alcohol than perhaps we should, 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, 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. This faux fir wreath from M&S is a steal at only £15 but if you’re looking to really make a statement – and have a doorway big enough for a 1-meter wide wreath – this 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 monotone wreath is guarenteed to mark your door as the most attractive on the street. For a more simple wreath, a minimal style like this gold 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 dried floral wreath ; John Lewis also has a big selection of real wreaths, like this festive design, complete with decorative stars and a ribbon. Personalised wreaths, like stockings, are beginning to gain popularity; make sure Santa knows he’s at the right house by adding your family name to a wreath like this. And if that isn’t unique enough for you, we’ve even found a DIY wreath, meaning no one will have a wreath exactly like yours.
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.