Here at Detail Collective, we are still in denial about the oncoming Christmas Holiday season, but there is nothing like putting up the decorations to get us in the mood. However if like us you are not quite ready to consider the whole tree, lights, kit and caboodle just yet, a gentle nudge in the right direction by being creatively inspired with some contemporary wreaths may help.
We have raided Pinterest for some of our favourite contemporary examples, and hope that you may find some inspiration to create your own, or seek out something that will suit your space at home.
Wreaths make a fabulous statement, whether hung on the front door to greet your guests, on a mantelpiece, hanging over the Dining Table or leaning on the wall.
We are loving the wreath above made from the pages of an ageing book, combined with cream parchment and brown parcel paper cut into leaf and feather shapes.
In contrast, the use of the colourful Ball light strand, arranged around the hoop below is a really simple way to make a fun and festive statement.
The simple pine-cone comes into it's own at this time of the year, and what a stunning impact it makes when spray painted in the stunning crimson below, or simply adorned with ivory ribbon and hung (ok so it's not strictly a wreath but it serves the same purpose here!)
Of course, for many of us based in Australia it is only fitting that the Christmas Wreath reflects that with the inclusion of native plants (bromeliads, proteas, eucalyptus foliage and gum nuts, wattle etc). The examples here all have such a organic and tactile quality enhanced by the very temporal nature of the wreaths.
What could be more simple and effective than training some twigs to form an over-sized loose wreath arrangement? Courtesy of moody hued designer-extraodinaire Abigail Ahern. Equally effective is the natural grapevine twisted in rings to form the wreath below, highlighted beautifully in the window.
Of course, for the traditionalists amongst us, it is hard not to go past using spruce as the basis for the traditional Christmas wreath - but above we see it used in a more contemporary way to stunning effect, and below if there is ever a time to ignore the 'less is more' approach, then Christmas is it! Why have just one wreath, when you can have five!
With December almost here, what better way to start the Christmas countdown, than at the front door. We hope this helps you to think about how you can create an impact that will be a tantalising hint at what lies inside! Keep us posted on the results - we'd love to see!
For even more inspiration follow our board on Pinterest here.