A wreath is a traditional and quintessentially festive decor idea that can be styled depending on your decor taste, whether you prefer a traditional look or a more modern take on a Christmas wreath.
They can, however, be seen as a tricky DIY craft if you're not familiar with decorating with foliage. Thankfully, there are much easier ways to style a wreath for those who favor minimalist Christmas decor ideas.
Interior designer Emily Henderson has shared her very own Christmas wreath which channels a simplistic and modern look. We spoke to the interior guru to hear more about how to make a Christmas wreath, and it's a lot simpler than you might expect.
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Emily's wreath is all about using oversized pieces of wreath ribbon to decorate it, as shown in the video. You can opt for whatever color or pattern best suits your decor theme, whether that's red for a classic festive look or a monochrome stripe for modern Christmas decor ideas, as shown by Emily.
The next step is to tie this ribbon around the top of the wreath, leaving the ribbon hanging so it's long in length. You can then add a second riboon which the designer explains creates a 'layered look'. Again, opt for whatever color you prefer, but choosing a contrasting color will add interest and layers to the overall look. Once your ribbons are attached, add a statement ornament to hang from the top.
'I really loved how our kitchen window wreaths turned out,' Emily Henderson tells H&G. 'What made the difference for me this year was finding a patterned fabric by the yard I loved and then cutting it down to my desired size. It's way more affordable than spools of ribbon too!'
'I also went for a slightly unexpected non-traditional color palette that was cheerful but not too bright and by adding an ornament, it also made it feel more "Christmas" in the best way. It was also important to me that the ribbon didn't look too perfect because I prefer a lived-in look – yes, even in my ribbons.'
Style your own modern Christmas wreath
Below, we've rounded up some items for you to shop to help you on your way with creating a similar DIY Christmas decor wreath – guaranteed to make your home feel endlessly festive.
Looking for some more festive inspiration? We've rounded up lots more Christmas decor ideas to help you on your way – from tablescapes to decorating the fireplace.
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Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.
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