Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say: I love a good fall wreath. But lately I’ve noticed how many of them just look wrong. There are two basic issues with the ones I’ve seen: 1) they’re kinda puny, and 2) they’re hung too high.
I blame those metal over-the-door hangers for the “too-high” problem. They are rarely long enough to position your wreaths as low as they should be.
This next wreath also has to suffer the injustice of sharing door space with a “BEWARE: ENTER IF YOU DARE” sign–apparently the home’s nod to Halloween. At first I thought it was the site of a crime scene…
This oak leaf wreath (Country Living) looks much better than the ones above because it fills more than 2/3 of the upper half of the door:
This pheasant-feather wreath from BHG demonstrates how beautiful one can look with a ribbon hanger that positions it nice and low on the door:
The Nester wowed us with this beautiful wreath that she made recently. Notice how close the edges of the wreath come to the door frame on either side:
Martha Stewart knows how to make a statement with wreaths, too. This one is so big that the bottom of the wreath hangs a little below the doorknob, and the sides brush the edges of the door frame:
If you’ve got a puny wreath, take it down and try something bigger this year. If you’ve got one that’s hanging too high, try lowering it. Your front door–and your neighbors–will thank you!