Wreaths express the beauty of the holiday season wonderfully. These festive accents grace the front doors of homes all over the world. With their lush texture and rich hues, they’re magnificently festive — and more than worthy of a place even inside your home.
This versatility is only part of the wreath’s undeniable charm. The green arrangement that you hang on the wall or place outside the home is surprisingly easy to maintain. With some care, attention, and maintenance, you can trust that your wreath will look its very best throughout the season. Here’s what you need to know about caring for yours.
Keep the Surface Clean
It’s not something most people think about before they hang the wreath, but it’s a good idea to wipe down the door’s surface before putting it up. Dirt and grime can easily transfer onto the wreath, leading to wilting and eventual failure. If the door is especially dirty, rinse it down with a hose before the wreath arrives. Be sure it’s completely dry before you hang it.
Adjust It as Needed
Check the appearance of your wreath before you hang it on the door. Could it use some sprucing up? Go ahead and gently adjust the areas that need some attention. This will prevent the wreath from appearing flat when you hang it up. It’s also easier to tweak spots as needed when it’s right in front of you instead of hanging on the door.
Avoid Any Heat Sources
If you plan to hang your wreath inside the home, keep it in a well-ventilated space that isn’t situated near an air vent, fireplace, or space heater. Warm temperatures can affect the integrity of the wreath and cause it to take on a lackluster appearance, eventually leading to premature failure. Try to avoid hanging it on an exterior door that isn’t at least partially shaded; you can avoid sun scorch this way.
Make Hydration a Priority
Dry wreaths take away from the beauty of your home’s holiday décor by leaving them at particular risk of decaying or drooping. To ensure yours remains fresh, hydrate it by misting the greens at least once every two days. Regular hydration is vital, so if your home happens to be particularly dry you can upgrade that routine to once daily misting instead. Just make sure to remove any festive accents that might otherwise become damaged if they get wet, like bows.
Consider Transferring It Inside
You can easily shift your wreath if you’re hosting guests for the holidays and want to invite some of that merry magic inside your home. It’s simple to remove it from a door and hang it indoors; just make sure to return it back to its original outdoor spot later. The idea here is to keep the wreath in optimal condition. They generally perform best when they’re set outside instead of inside the home. If you do choose to keep it inside at all times, simply keep a close eye on it and, if you want to extend its lifespan, consider moving it outside from time to time.
With some strategic wreath care, you can be certain that yours will last and last — and look just as good as it did on the day it arrived. What better way to dress up your home and celebrate the holiday season?