Few things say 'fall' more than a front door with a beautiful wreath covered in fall foliage and seasonal blooms (and maybe even a tiny pumpkin or two). But fall wreaths can go a lot further than few leaves in some bright colors—they can elegant and minimalist, fun and colorful, or even made of felt.
With all these options, if you're ready to decorate your home for the season, it needs a fall wreath, whether it's on the front door or over the bed! Keep reading and be inspired for your own fall wreath pick.
Keep It Simple
For an understated fall wreath, use just a little dried wheat or grass on a simple metal hoop. Add a lushly textured ribbon (like this velvet one) in a fall color to tie the look together, and to provide an easy way to hang it. Pair it against a white door or wall to make it really pop.
Pair Green and Orange
For a color combo that shines, pair green with pops of orange. To do this, use greenery, either faux or real, as your base, and add in sprigs of orange blooms or a few orange leaves. You can leave it at this and keep it simple, or you can add in additional hues of these colors, for a rich, multifaceted wreath.
Use Fall Materials
Pinecones and leaves aren't the only classical fall material around—try out corn husks. Not only is it a unique way to celebrate the season of the harvest, it also provides interesting texture that you can't find elsewhere. Pair the husks with some heads of wheat for a fun fall contrast.
Try Out Wheat
For another easy, minimalist wreath option, use wheat heads. Not only does wheat provide interesting, unique texture, it also bring along some fun movement too, as their light and feathery heads dance along in the fall wind. Use it as a standalone wreath for a simple, stylish look, or use it as accents in a larger wreath.
Use In Pairs
Though wreaths are often standalone pieces, they don't have to be. Create or purchase wreaths with similar elements, like a few of the same blooms or textures, and display them close together, either indoors or out—you'll have twice the fall wreath fun.
Make It Small
Fall wreaths don't need to be huge. For a more toned-down indoors look, use a smaller wreath that fits with your existing decor. Additionally, if you want to ensure your wreath doesn't get lost in the rest of your living room's decor, pick a color that stands out—like tan against green, or red against white.
Add a Pop of Pumpkin
What would fall be without pumpkin? It's in our coffee, our baked goods, and on our stoops, so why shouldn't it be in our wreaths too? Use a few pumpkins in a fall wreath for a classically autumnal look.
When picking a pumpkin to place in a fall wreath, keep two things in mind: first, the pumpkin should be faux. A real one will be too heavy and could rot and fall off. Second, smaller is better when it comes to wreath pumpkins. Ones that are too large will look overwhelming and may also be too heavy.
Wreaths don't have to be made up of foliage and small branches—they can be made with wood too. To get this one-of-a-kind look, glue thin wood discs around a ring and add a small cluster of greenery or another fall touch, like a mini pumpkin or some wheat. This wreath options looks great above a mantel.
Bring in Paper
Another unique fall wreath texture pick? Paper. Cut out leaf shapes from paper and wrap them around a metal hoop to get this literary look. For a seasonal twist, find an old copy of a classic fall read, like The Raven or The Tell-Tale Heart, and create leaves out of its pages. If taking a pair of scissors to a book feels sacrilegious to you, print off a few pages from the internet for a similar look.
Make It Multicolored
Is a maximalist fall wreath more your style? Then go for multicolor. Fall isn't just full of muted browns and greens, it's also full of vibrant red, oranges, and yellows—so why not make your wreath reflect that? Use bold colors and texture from a fall color palette for a one-of-a-kind fall wreath.
Use a Twig Base
A simple, understated twig base is the perfect backdrop for all your fall wreath accessories, like tiny ghosts, pumpkins, and ribbons. Twigs are a forgiving canvas, and you can hide imperfections amidst all their nooks and crannies. Plus, twigs give off a subtle autumnal vibe all on their own.
Borrow From Nature
For a delicate and stunning look, design your fall wreath around some of nature's prettiest fall features. Go on a fall nature walk for inspiration and find some of your favorites at a craft store or online. From dried summer blooms, early winter berries, and some classic fall foliage emerges a magical, seasonal wreath like no other.
Go for Gold
Who says gold is strictly for Christmas? Use gold accents on your wreath for a luxe fall feeling that will look great in December too. A few ideas: add in a few strands of some spray-painted gold beads, toss on some gold glitter, or use a gold-colored hoop.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Fall wreaths don't have to be light and airy—they can be dark and mysterious too. After all, it is spooky season. For a frightening fall wreath option, pair dried twigs with greenery that's been painted or dyed black. Want to amp up the Halloween factor? Add in a few teeny-tiny bats, witch hats or glittery pumpkins.
Add a Twinkle
The night sky starts to roll in a lot sooner once fall comes around, so why not have a wreath that stands out in it? Wrap battery or solar-powered twinkle lights around your finished wreath for a magical look that will still look stunning from dusk to dawn.
Go for Faux
Though it may look legit, you don't have to only use real blooms, berries, and greenery in your fall wreath. They can be difficult to source and maintain. Instead, create a wreath that will stand out year after year by using faux flora. You won't need to worry about decay or leaf-drop—just a little dust!
Put in a Pinecone
What would this season be without the classic pinecone? This seasonal standby is one of autumn's hallmarks, and it's a great addition to your wreath too. Place it alongside leaves and other foliage, or create a wreath that's solely made of pinecones. Just make sure the pinecones are thoroughly dried before you get too crafty with them.
Your pinecones can stay as-is in your fall wreath, or you can give them a little extra oomph. Paint them in lacquer to make them shine, or cover them in color to provide a pop of something bright.
Bring in Wildflowers
The wildflowers of early fall are some of nature's best—so why not incorporate them into your wreath? Stick to blooms of the same few colors, like this Instagrammer did, for a put-together look, or create vibrant mix of your favorites for another unique, more wild look.
Break Out the Berries
Berries are an oft-forgotten fall favorite, and their unique, tiny and repetitive shape makes them a great fit for leftover space in wreaths. Find a few faux berry stems in complimentary colors to your wreath and place them alongside larger elements, like pumpkins and pinecones, for a complex and stunning look.
Your wreath hoop doesn't have to be plain old wire that needs to be hidden away—instead, make it part of the decor. To do this, cover the hoop with large wooden beads for a woodsy, bohemian decor feeling. Fill the lower half of the wreath with some of your favorite fall colors to complete the look.
Start With a Basket
Rather than hanging your wreath on your front door, why not display it in a basket? This unique front door addition boosts the beauty of your autumnal bouquet all the more, and adds extra cottage charm. Plus, it can be used year-round too—place different seasonal bouquets in it as the months go by,
Keep It Muted
Sometimes, you need your decor to stay low-key and calmed-down. When that's the case, try out muted colors in your fall wreath. Sage green, off-white, and barely-burnt orange all have a home in this muted, but still beautiful, fall wreath.
Try Out Felt
Looking for a more crafty fall wreath? Find (or make) a felt one. Felted flora creates a fun and whimsical wreath that's the perfect addition to a home filled with farmhouse or cottage-style decor. A quick note, however: keep this wreath indoors, as exposing it to the elements outdoors could cause it to break down.
Have It Both Ways
The wreath hanging on your door, window, or wall doesn't have to stay there until the Christmas tree goes up. Instead, you can take it down and use it as a centerpiece for dinner parties and picture-perfect tablescapes. This trick works best with more minimalist wreaths, but you can also make it work with a more filled-out wreath assuming its diameter is big enough.
Place Your Wreath Somewhere Unexpected
Rather than (or, in addition to) hanging a wreath in your living room, consider hanging one in your bedroom/ A small, subtle fall wreath can fit perfectly above your bed or propped up on top of your dresser. Stick with a more toned-down wreath here for a grown up look—you don't want to your bedroom to feel like the inside of a craft store in October.
Put It in a Window
Placing seasonal decor in a window may feel very Christmas-like, but window decor can be a year-round essential. Hang up one of your favorite wreaths against an interior window for decor that shines both indoors and out. In fact, why not add a few twinkle lights too and make it a centerpiece of your space?
To hang a wreath on an interior window, use either removable plastic window hooks, or hang it from a nail or hook that sits above the window frame.
Use Your Shelves
Have so many wreaths that you're not sure what do with all of them? Or, do you just really like wreaths? Fortunately, you can place them in places other than walls and doors—prop them up on shelves, hang them up from cabinets, or set them upon mantels and dressers. Provide the perfect touch of fall in every room.
Create a Collection
Is there a certain texture you love to use in your home? For some it's wicker, for others, it's unstained wood, and for still more, it's iron, gold, or another metal. When it comes time to pick out your fall wreath, consider picking one in your favorite texture or material and displaying it with similar items. You'll get a collected look that shows off your style.
Match Your Porch
If your front porch features exposed wood or other noticeable trim or accents, try to add those features, colors, or materials into your fall wreath, and hang it on your front door. It will make your wreath fit perfectly alongside your home, and you'll create a decor piece that's uniquely you.
Use Interesting Nature Finds
Sometimes, you need to go beyond pinecones and pumpkins in your fall wreath. If you're looking to create something one-of-a-kind, search for unique flora, even if it looks a little out-there. Even if the plant is not traditionally 'fall,' you can still create a fall-themed wreath assuming you use warm, burnt tones. Time to get foraging.