Why buy a fall wreath?
Do you enjoy decorating your home for every season and holiday? If so, consider adding a beautiful fall wreath to your autumnal home decor collection. A fall wreath adds color, texture, and detail to your front door, mantle, or wall. You may also enjoy smaller wreaths as centerpieces and larger ones to decorate doors or other outdoor areas, such as the space above your garage. They’re an extremely quick and easy way to add a splash of color or seasonal decor. And while not everyone has space for fall porch decorations, even the smallest studio apartment should have a spot where you can hang or place a wreath.
What should you consider in a fall wreath?
- Size: Your wreath should fit the space where you want to place it. A too-small wreath won’t have as much of an impact, and a too-large one will make your space look cluttered. For smaller doors, mantles, and centerpieces, a 14- to 16-inch wreath should be just right. If you have a bigger door or you’re looking for a full, fluffy statement wreath, go for the 22- or 24-inch diameter variety. There are also plenty of wreaths that are 18 or 20 inches as well, which offer a nice middle ground. Just keep in mind that, depending on the wreath, its branches or tendrils may extend well beyond its actual diameter.
- Details: Autumn is all about the details. A flower wreath is always a classic option that can’t go wrong, and there are plenty with beautiful autumn blooms like sunflowers and chrysanthemums in seasonal shades of orange, yellow, and red. But fall wreaths can feature leaves, pumpkins, pinecones, berries, twigs, and other fabulous touches that invoke the autumnal season. Some of these wreaths even light up for a warm, welcoming glow that perfectly fits fall’s cozy vibes.
- Hooks or Hangers: When it comes to displaying your new fall wreath, the choice of hooks or hangers is an important consideration. Keep in mind that hooks are usually exclusively meant for doors, while hangers give you a bit more versatility. (There’s also the option to hang them from a nail, if you own your home, or via command strips or another adhesive if not.) Not all wreaths come with attached hooks, so you might need to purchase some or a wreath hanger separately. Fortunately, these hangers are readily available at local hardware stores, making it easy to find the right support to showcase your wreath in the perfect spot, whether it’s on your front door, above your fireplace, or as a focal point on a wall or table.
When should you hang your fall wreath?
Many enjoy hanging their fall wreath on the official first day of autumn, September 22. However, others opt to hang their autumn wreath weeks before the first day of fall to get in the spirit early on or if the weather has already started to change. It makes an excellent front door decoration through the end of November, whenever you’re ready to replace it with your winter or holiday wreath.
J'FLORU Artificial Fall Floral Wreath
This 20-inch wreath is suitable for hanging anywhere that needs a touch of warm autumn color.
Pros: This fantastic medium-sized wreath can fit just about any door. The clusters of brightly colored faux daisies are nicely layered, creating a stunning visual effect. With bright orange and yellow details, this wreath will stand out against light or dark-colored doors or mantles. Since it’s holiday-neutral, you can display this wreath from September through November without switching it out for something more topical.
Cons: If you’re looking for a fuller wreath, this won’t be the one for you. It’s designed to be thinner, less layered, and more spread out than many similar wreaths. And it’s only available in the 20-inch size.
Bottom Line: For those who prefer a floral wreath, this is a good pick for your front door for autumn. The details are stunning and versatile, all at a great price, so it’s a wallet-friendly option.
The Wreath Depot Appalachia Berry Silk Wreath
Full and elegant, this handcrafted wreath makes a stunning statement on your front door.
Pros: This is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a larger, fuller wreath. It’s painstakingly made with silk leaves and beautiful berries. It measures a full 24 inches in diameter, giving you a lot of thick, lush coverage on your door. This wreath has a convenient hanging hook, so you don’t have to make any extra trips to the craft store or hardware store, and you can hang it and enjoy it right away. It’s made with durable materials to stand up well against the wind. Best of all, it comes with a beautiful storage box. Not only will the storage box keep your wreath dust-free and crush-free while it’s being stored away, but it also makes an excellent gift box if you plan on giving this gorgeous wreath as a gift.
Cons: While this wreath can withstand wind, it doesn’t last long in direct sunlight or rain. If you don’t have an eave or a covered porch, you may want to choose a more outdoor-friendly wreath. It’s also much more expensive than any other wreath on the list due to its handmade silk construction.
Bottom Line: This gorgeous wreath features a spray of fall berries to brighten up your front door. Depending on the spread, it measures anywhere from 22 to 24 inches in diameter.
Great for a door or a centerpiece, this harvest wreath features a more subtle, less colorful look than most.
Pros: Beautiful as vibrant fall colors can be, they don’t always suit everyone’s home or personal tastes; a bright orange wreath isn’t going to look good on a pink door, for instance. If you want something a little different from the usual fall wreaths, this more subtle harvest-themed model just might be up your alley. It’s made from faux wheat stalks instead of leaves, berries, flowers, or acorns, so it offers a unique look that still fits fall themes perfectly. Though the wreath is 18 inches in diameter, the stalks extend well beyond that to make it look much larger than it is. You also have the option to rearrange and position them to your exact liking. It’s well-constructed, can be placed pretty much anywhere you want, and you shouldn’t have to worry about it fading over time. There are also 14 alternate design options if you decide you want something more colorful after all.
Cons: This wreath will require a little bit of fluffing and branch arranging right out of the box in order to get it to its full glory. Like some artificial wreaths, it may have a plastic-y odor at first that will take a few days to fade. It’s also not explicitly weatherproof, even though fading shouldn’t be an issue.
Bottom Line: Perfect for harvest-themed fall decor, this wreath features golden brown and pale green wheat stalks and sheaths. This wreath will be an excellent selection if you want something a bit more subtle and understated rather than the usual riot of bright autumn reds, oranges, and yellows.
AMF0RESJ Autumn Wreath with Mixed Leaves
This large, full wreath features natural details and colors for a bold autumnal look.
Pros: The changing colors of the leaves in the autumn are an iconic staple of the season. Even if the trees in your area don’t change, this fall wreath allows you to bring a taste to your home. The mixed leaf types and tiny pumpkins create an attractive, unmistakably autumn vibe. Lush-looking and vibrant, the branches can be easily tweaked into the position(s) of your choosing, and the wreath should hold up well to the elements if placed outside. There are also seven other leaf designs and colors to choose from beyond the muted orange mixed leaf look; there’s an orange eucalyptus leaf option, a maple leaf version with pinecones, and more. No matter which design you opt for, this wreath comes in a decorative box that is equally perfect for gifting or storage once fall is over.
Cons: You may find that the colors of the wreath in its product photos don’t perfectly match its colors in person; discrepancies are possible no matter which version you order. Some leaves may come off during shipping, and there’s a chance that your wreath might have some hair-like strands sticking out in certain places, in a way that doesn’t match its overall appearance.
Bottom Line: This leafy autumn wreath is a mix of fall favorites that you will surely enjoy. It’s vibrant and charming, and it adds the perfect touch of fall flair to your doorway or indoor decor. And with several color and leaf designs to choose from, there’s an option that’ll suit just about every door or interior design.
TURNMEON 20LED Fall Wreath for Front Door
Light up your entranceway with this LED-lit autumn wreath featuring some of your favorite fall details.
Pros: Full and lush, warm and festive, this 20-inch wreath is perfect for decorating your doorway in autumn. It comes with 20 warm LED lights that run on easy-to-find batteries and a convenient timer. So, unlike some other pre-lit wreaths, you don’t need to worry about finding a power source or go to the trouble of hiding a cord. The maple leaves are bright and vibrant, adding warmth to your doorway. If the 20-inch size is a bit too large for your door or personal preferences, it also comes in a more compact 16-inch size—ideal for smaller doors or creating a stunning centerpiece for your dining table.
Cons: The three AAA batteries you need aren’t included in your purchase. This also isn’t the highest quality wreath, as it’s made of PVC rather than materials like silk, and the small decorative pieces have a tendency to fall off and will need to be glued back on or otherwise re-attached.
Bottom Line: This intricate fall wreath is a must with warm lights and fun decorations. The battery pack is hidden when you hang it, and the timer makes it easy to conserve battery power so you don’t have to change the batteries as often.
Fall wreaths can be fun and lively, floral and lovely, or creatively lit. There are virtually no limits when it comes to size or decorations. No matter your style, there’s a fantastic fall wreath waiting to hang on your front door.