Wreaths have long been used to symbolize Christmas and honor special occasions. Apart from traditional displays, there are many ways to incorporate these accents in your home décor.

Read on to explore common places to hang wreaths around the house and creative ideas on how to use them as beautiful finishing touches all year round.


Where is the best place to hang a wreath in your home?

The front door is usually considered the best place to hang a wreath as it instantly creates a welcoming ambience. It’s the perfect spot to showcase the season’s beautiful blooms and accents. However, there are a lot of other places that you can spruce up with this versatile décor piece.

Do wreaths go inside or outside?

Wreaths can be displayed both indoors and outdoors to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Many artificial wreaths are designed for indoor or covered outdoor spaces, so it’s best to check if they’re safe for outdoor display as well. Balsam Hill’s outdoor-safe wreaths are crafted with UV protection to resist fading so you can enjoy their beauty and brightness all season long.


Best Spots to Hang Wreaths

Outdoors

Set the tone for your entire home by dressing up al fresco areas with stunning wreaths. Here are the best places outside your home to showcase outdoor-safe foliage.

1. Porch

A pair of Balsam Hill Provencal Lavender wreaths hung on front double doors
Sheila of Maison De Cinq decorated her front door with the springtime colors of Balsam Hill’s Provencal Lavender Wreaths

Make a grand statement with a wreath on your front door. Use two wreaths if you have double doors, and check that the size of each wreath is proportionate to your door.

Insider’s Tip: Learn how to find the perfect wreath size through our guide.

To add flair to your porch, create a floating wreath display. Hang wreaths of varying sizes from the ceiling using ribbons or thin rope. You can also attach them to your porch railings, columns, or on the walls of your veranda.

2. Exterior Windows

Your outside windows are also interesting locations for wreaths. Place them in the center of each window and leave 4 to 6 inches of clear space on both sides. To achieve a dramatic effect, choose a wreath that fits the entire width of the frame.

3. Patio

Bring effortless charm to your al fresco dining and lounging spaces with coordinated floral wreaths, garlands, and arrangements. Many of Balsam Hill’s artificial floral wreaths are available with matching garlands, flower arrangements, hanging baskets, and window boxes. This makes it easy for you to create a uniform look and get your home ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.

4. Backyard and Garden Shed

Transform your fences, gates, and storage area into a backyard retreat with vibrant outdoor-safe wreaths and garlands. Balsam Hill’s outdoor-safe foliage items are UV-protected to prevent color fading and damage from the weather. Keep them at the height of their beauty by displaying them outdoors for up to 3 months a year.


Indoors

Wreaths are an easy way to bring the season indoors. Display them just about anywhere—from high-traffic areas like hallways and the living room to private spaces such as your bedroom and study. Try these wreath decorating ideas to brighten different parts of your home.

1. Foyer

Balsam Hill Vibrant Summer Bloom Wreath hanging from an indoor coat rack
Use a hook to easily display your wreaths. In photo: Balsam Hill Outdoor Vibrant Summer Bloom Wreath

Welcome guests into your home with a floral wreath in your entryway. One quick display tip is to hang it on a coat hook. A strategically placed piece will make a lasting impression when they leave, too.

Balsam Hill Provencal Lavender wreath and swag near entryway staircase
Kim of Sand & Sisal brightened up her entryway with Balsam Hill’s Provencal Lavender Wreath

Break the monotony of a bare hallway by adding a wreath. Hang one on the banister or beside the staircase to decorate this high-traffic area.

Insider’s Tip: Make sure to secure your décor with damage-free techniques. Find out how to hang wreaths without nails or holes here.

2. Mantel

Balsam Hill French Market Floral Wreath with taper candles on top of a brick fireplace mantel
Courtney of French Country Cottage displayed her Balsam Hill French Market Floral Wreath above the mantel

Next to the front door, the fireplace mantel is also one of the best spots for hanging wreaths. It creates a center of interest easily seen from any corner of the room.

Insider’s Tip: Find more ideas to decorate your mantel for spring here.

3. Living Room

Balsam Hill Diana Rose Flower Wreaths hung inside living room windows
Lex of J’adore Lexie Couture brought color to her living room windows with Balsam Hill’s Diana Rose Flower Wreaths, accented by rose stems and satin ribbons

Windows are a great place to hang indoor wreaths for maximum exposure. They can be enjoyed from the outside as well.

Balsam Hill French Market Floral wreath placed in the center of a mirror frame
Sheila of Maison de Cinq used a mirror to frame her Balsam Hill French Market Floral Wreath

Why not dress up a mirror or framed artwork with a wreath? Remember to scale it to the size of the mirror or artwork for visual impact.

4. Kitchen

Balsam Hill Japanese Magnolia wreath on a kitchen cupboard with white and blush bowls
This Balsam Hill Japanese Magnolia Wreath complements Courtney‘s kitchen shelf

Make your kitchen more warm and cozy by hanging a wreath on a shelf, cupboard, or stovetop. Furniture pieces with knob handles are natural display spots.

Decorate your home with wreaths placed in unassuming corners. For instance, this spring wreath hung above the sink adds a cheerful touch to dishwashing.

Insider’s Tip: Tie a thick ribbon around your wreath at the 12 o’clock position for a polished look. As an alternative, use transparent nylon fishing string and support heavier wreaths at the 1 o’clock and 11 o’clock positions.

5. Dining Room

The dining area is one of the best spots to hang wreaths. Wake up to beautiful mornings with a spring floral wreath and arrangement adorning your breakfast nook.

Balsam Hill Spring Magnolia wreath hung on sideboard buffet wall
Alma of Almafied added the refreshing blooms of Balsam Hill’s Spring Magnolia Wreath to her dining room décor

Use a wreath as part of a themed vignette for your sideboard. Mixing a few simple and cohesive elements is key in achieving a look that’s clean and elegant.

Balsam Hill Provencal Lavender wreath with name card hung on the back of a white dining chair
When decorating chairs, choose wreaths that are smaller than the chair’s width. In photo: Balsam Hill Provencal Lavender Wreath

Make your dinner guests feel extra special with thoughtful details like small wreaths decorating the backs of each chair. Attach a name card to each wreath for a personal touch.

You can also create your own DIY wreath-turned-chandelier above your table or lay one flat and place a lamp or LED flameless candles in the middle to make a centerpiece.

For a cohesive look, style your bar cart and dessert station with the same greenery that you used for your dining room. Then, place the cart near a window to draw in natural light.

6. Reading Nooks

Cozy up your private nooks and lounging spaces with an elegant floral wreath. Adding a touch of nature to these alcoves makes them more conducive to rest and relaxation.

7. Bedroom

Where do you hang wreaths in the bedroom? Place one on the wall above your bed for a refreshing view.

Insider’s Tip: Pair your wreath with an empty picture frame for a unique twist. Find a beautiful one at thrift stores or recycle an old one you no longer use.

Add charming pops of colors to closet doors by hanging wreaths on them. Or, use them to brighten up your bathroom area.

Insider’s Tip: At the back of a door, mount an adhesive hook upside down. Position your wreath in front and tie a string or ribbon around it. Then, hang the string over the door and attach it to the hook at the back.


We hope this post gave you helpful tips on where to hang wreaths indoors and outdoors. Now that you’ve found the best places to hang wreaths, learn everything you need to know about choosing the perfect wreath for your spaces with our Ultimate Greenery Guide.

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