9/16/10

HOME DECOR: SEASONAL CURB APPEAL - ADORN THE DOOR

BEAUTIFUL FALL DECOR

I have to share these beautiful fall wreath and door decoration ideas I have been gathering.  Haven't decided which idea to use yet for clients or myself, but there are definitely a few in the running!

Are you ready to decorate?   Here are some fall wreaths that make me sigh......



Starting with classic Martha
note how the wreath fills the whole door
just perfectly
Martha Stewart
  I love this super full oakleaf wreath with the more subtle colors
If you are purchasing a silk (faux) wreath, remember that it has been packed flat for shipping and could use a little fluffing. 
Be brave, bend some of those wire stems so that they look like nature made them instead of man.
Pottery Barn

This is a nice combination of twigs, silk leaves and berries
Its very colorful
Love how the bright colors pop against the white door

1800flowers silk wreath

Apartment therapy's blog has a tutorial on how to make this luscious wreath
from real or silk maple leaves
click here to see it from Apartment Therapy
I like this combination of gilded magnolia leaves, evergreens, berries and pinecones
This could easily be made from a fresh green wreath by tucking the other elements in and tying with wire
or - from a faux pine wreath for that matter - what you add to it is what makes it beautiful


Centsational girl had this on her blog - and I automatically thought how perfect it would be in fall colored hydrangeas and ribbon - like russet browns or burnished golds
visit her blog

Smaller wreaths sometimes get lost on a large door and end up looking odd.  This one fits nicely over the mailbox next to the door. 
Other possibilities for smaller wreaths:  over a mirror, grouped on a wall, the back of a bench, or on a gate.
Victorian Farmhouse

Inside the house, wreaths look doubly beautiful hung over mirrors
use a nice, wide, richly colored ribbon to hang them with
This preserved wreath features dried oranges, pods and dried florals
it has an elegant appeal with its shiny preserved lemon leaf base
not just for fall - this could work in a home year round
I'm a fan of creative ideas. 
I love that there is a framed monogram on this wreath
That's a great project for vinyl - or maybe paint on the reverse of the glass?

not a fan of the one large oversized bloom, though

from fabulous k, this fabulous wreath
a grapevine base with faux gourds, leaves and pinecones

fabulous wreath from fabulous k

dried grasses and ribbon create this harvest style wreath
definitely for the indoors unless you have a completely sheltered front patio
on Jeanne Winters' blog

jeannewinters

Another wreath from Jeanne Winters

another one from jeanne winters
full of fall bounty, with a vineyard charm

And this one is just amazing - the richness of the colors as well as the velvet ribbon. 
Oakleaf and blossoms combine with velvet ribbon, pinecone and a birdsnest
design dump
 from this great blog that I literally spent hours on - you just gotta visit it!


Another wreath that can span the seasons, with preserved fruit and dried florals
heart of the sea home

this very rustic pinecone and berry wreath
is one of my favorites
it has a casual elegance that I love


southern living

another solution for smaller wreaths - double them up. 
two are better than 1 in this case because it fills up the space.


the tatertots and jello blog has a how-to on this wreath - with unique paper leaves
along with a lot of other adorable projects and how-to's
this was such a creative way to incorporate another texture into an ordinary wreath

tater tots and jello
 
a truly beautiful (and not teeny) wreath from teeny blessings
it is loaded with lusciousness

teeny blessings

also from teeny blessings, a great pepperberry wreath - so rustic and colorful
looks like its on a manzanita wreath base - shinoda here I come

http://www.teenyblessings.wordpress.com/

 and one more from the same site
fruit and gourd filled
on an adorable cottage
that you will NEVER find in southern california

http://www.teenyblessings.wordpress.com/

This is seriously sweet -
not a wreath, but with the same appeal -
a fall swag with a mirror for the front door
or any other place in the house - how can you go wrong?


twigs, leaves and berries -
all the fall elements and a look that wouldn't be out of place for halloween, either
especially with the addition of a little wide black ribbon... or a crow...
http://www.thewreathlady.com/


You simply can't beat a circle of green boxwood
for any season
I would add a lush and decadent ribbon for fall

windlost.blogspot.com

Nuts, pinecones and baubles
a little nature, a little bling

http://www.world-market-portraits.blogspot.com/
This wreath is simple and naturally elegant 
pomegranates, apples, pinecones, berries and leaves
perfect

I love this idea
love the leaves cut out of old book pages
and the old book pages rolled into scrolls and bundled to create the wreath
I think I'd add some leaves - either silk or from scrapbook paper - to add a contrasting color
and then I'd have to add another texture - possibly ribbon
vintage wide velvet would be perfect
and a little sparkle?  or am I overdoing it?
yes, definitely change the ribbon
and I don't know about my front door - one windy rainy day and it would be just
pulp


couldn't do this blog without the classic
berry or beaded wreath
all you need is a styrofoam base
lots of pins and beads
or hot glue and berries (faux of course)
and some ribbon
and time
and patience

http://www.theidearoom.blogspot.com/

  a wreath and a length of ribbon can do wonders for a plain window

 

i've noticed a lot of monograms lately
and am quite fond of this moss one I found in an etsy store

etsy shop: toinspireyou


and I was completely blown away by this creation from Elizabeth Abernathy -
what a great way to upcycle newspaper and scraps
www.elizabethabernathy.com


i love moss, so i had to include this square wreath
just imagine a nice fall colored ribbon on it
and hanging over a mirror
http://www.porchscapes.com/

wreaths look beautiful hung on mirrors
like this preserved boxwood wreath
which is also on my 'love' list

http://www.thewreathlady.com/
if you are tired of the traditional wreath
(is that possible?)
consider the 'cone'
full of natures bounty
and lovely ribbon

http://www.blog.embellishedbayou.com/

and speaking of monograms
this may have won my heart


livingwithlindsay.com

and another version from 'the nester'
equally amazing
www.thenester.com


and with her usual creative genius
Heather Bullard
framed
heatherbullard.typepad.com


which is, by the way, another great way to use
a smaller wreath - use a frame to expand it
(please put felt on the back of the frame to protect the door)


SO ARE YOU READY TO DECORATE?

Are You Ready?

I'D LOVE TO HEAR WHICH WREATH
KNOCKED YOUR SOCKS OFF

link within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...