The Perfect Christmas Wreath

One of the best parts of December is decorating the house to make it look all Christmassy, but it’s so hard to know where to start. Do you do your usual or think outside the box? Fake tree or real tree? I can never decide whether to follow a theme or just go without a plan! One thing that I do take time over however, is a wreath. Nothing says that the holidays are here more than a pretty Christmas wreath on the front door. Lavender Green Flowers have been my go-to florist for years-  we were so lucky to have them do the flowers for our wedding and Sue Barnes (their Creative Director) has kindly shared her top tips for Christmas decoration. Read on to see what the said and see the gorgeous wreath we put together- it’s the perfect Christmas wreath!

The perfect Christmas wreath

Wreaths are the real scene-setters of Christmas decoration so the design on the front door should really set the scene for everything inside. First impressions count and your wreath should be a personal statement. It’s the signal that Christmas has arrived in your house!

Use your favourites

Including your favourite flowers is a great way of making your wreath personal. We used some of the ones that Sue used at our wedding, like the beautiful white stephanotis as they’re one of my favourites and this gives your wreath a bit of a personal touch. Sue says that the wreath could also include elements of something that you’re known to enjoy. I asked her what’s going to be incorporated in her wreath this year? “Gin and tonic is the only thing I drinks and so my wreath will be filled with juniper berries, lemons and limes!”

Foodies can incorporate fruits, herbs or even vegetables in theirs and kitchen utensils like cookie cutters add a fun twist. Have fun with your wreath- you want it to look different from everyone else’s! If there’s nothing in particular that you’re passionate about then scents of the festive season is a great route to go down. Think of zesty waxflower, pines, eucalyptus, roses, clementines and cinnamon.

Own your decorations

Don’t just hang generic decorations as they say little about you. Your tree should be an extension of your wreath and be personal to you and your family. Collect decorations over the years so you build up a well-loved collection. Handmade decorations are some of the most beautiful; painted glass baubles with names on, painted ceramics and even simple ribbon are all sightly out-of-the-box ideas that will make your tree stand out as being one-of-a-kind.

With table decoration, less is more

Your table centre can also say a lot about you and you can make it totally individual. Consider that your guests will want to be able to see their food (and each other) so don’t laden the table with too much foliage. Incorporating beautiful flowers with natural foliage (think ivy, pine cones and holly) will look stunning and stick to elements that reflect your personality or passions. Added sparkle can be created with glassware, tableware or candle holders.

Sue’s top tip for your table? Use as many candles at varying heights as is possible for a warm, luxurious and welcoming look.

Don’t forget the napkins

Napkins are often treated as an afterthought but a pretty napkin will show you care. Decorate with velvet ribbon or berries (check they’re not poisonous) or use a simple flower which not only looks lovely but will also smell amazing. Napkin designs don’t necessarily have to match but some care and attention to detail adds that all important finishing touch to your table.

Go fresh over fake

Using fresh flowers and foliage will fill your house with that delicious festive fragrance. It’s a little more work and a tad more work but the overall effect is so much better than using fake trees or garlands that you have to dust off each year.

Experiment where you can

If a unique, statement wreath introduces the Christmas feel outside the house then mantelpieces and staircases are the places to experiment inside. Use the space you have to create large statement designs but they don’t need to be complicated. Simple ideas like glass jars filled with cranberries and one central candle or tea lights in amongst a green garland are the most effective. With a bit of guidance from a florist, you can easily bring a bit of Christmas into every room in the house. Experiment and have some fun!

What I’m Wearing: Coat by Joseph, Jumper by Cos, Trousers by Victoria Beckham, Trainers by Cos.


Louise Loves

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow My Adventures
on Instagram

  • The most memorable, happy evening... have you seen my stories? The @ilgufo_official show was just gorgeous, I want 12 more kids now 😂 🍼
  • Time to explore Florence this morning...
  • Ciao Firenze!! Off to dinner as recommended by you guys!! Can you tell I’m excited to be here... 🇮🇹
  • *Edit / update... when I say ‘island’ I mean reclaimed table, Ie small, and moveable! 
A tour of our kitchen so far, and I’m trying to convince @mackenziehunkin we have space for an island in the middle, AKA my wine-sipping station. Hubby says no. But he likes to cook, so once I’ve put Honor to bed I love coming down, propping up a stool and pouring a little glass of 🍷 to unwind. What do you think of our carpentry skills?! 😂 We’ve got space right? Vote YES below so I can convince him! 🙋🏻‍♀️👍
  • ITALIA 🇮🇹 I’m coming for you! I can’t wait to visit one of my favorite countries this week! Firenze... where should we go? Tips please ♥️ 🍝 👠
  • Happy 2nd Birthday to our darling girl 🎂 
Today we skipped having a big fancy party. Instead, we did all of Honor’s favourite things... jumped in muddy puddles, fed the goats, stroked a bunny and saw a newborn sheep at the farm (his name is Jacob), slid down a steep slide, baked a chocolate cake (and ate it), opened presents, read books, rode a giant rocking horse, danced to Peppa Pig, and ate more cake with her grandparents, auntie, uncle and cousins. 
After I put her to bed, we heard her singing, ‘Happy Birthday to you’, over and over on the monitor ☺️
Family is everything, and I’m so grateful for mine. 💫
  • #ad Finally had a moment to reflect and get myself ready for the new decade. So I sat down to get my goals and hopes down on paper, and mixed myself a @ketelonebotanical spritz to sip! The overarching theme: taking extra time to switch off, and enjoying the small, everyday moments more. Like saying yes to the occasional vodka cocktail (bonus points when it has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners!). What kind of #BotanicalSpritz will you be drinking to toast the new decade? #ketelbotanical #CucumberandMint⁠
  • Found the house from The Holiday... almost! *and yes I know they built it basically out of cardboard for the movie, which made me almost 😭 when I found out. But the pub was real! ♥️👍 🍻
  • So excited to bring you the top tips from one of my favourite interior designers @janechurchillinteriors 
We discussed all things design in Jane’s beautiful London house and I can’t wait to put these into practice in my own new home! Link in bio to see what I learnt. #liketkit
  • Very into this pearl sunglass chain 🕶
  • Paisley is one of the hardest working prints you can own. Click my bio link to read why I love it and to shop all my fave printed pieces on #FrontRoe #liketkit
  • #ad Scurrying around the countryside today 🐿 
powered by chloédigital
Read previous post:
Louise Roe of Front Roe shows us how she does her holiday party makeup
The Best Holiday Party Makeup

Created in partnership with Walmart Beauty. It's holiday party season! I can't wait and am so looking forward to festive...