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And it isn't the front door.

By Katherine Owen
December 15, 2017
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Wreath Mirror
Credit: Laurey W. Glenn

Once the halls are decked with boughs of holly and stockings are hung by the chimney with care, what's the one spot that could use a little extra cheer? Maybe an extra wreath or two?

The sneaky place you may be forgetting: the mirror! After the front door is trimmed, take to the walls with both small and large wreaths. (‘Tis the season for Clark-Griswold-level of merriment, afterall.)

Take a cue from Birmingham, Alabama, designer Dana Wolter, who dresses up every space with elegant and perfectly-placed holiday décor each year. In the image above, Wolter used fishing wire to hang a large magnolia wreath (which is spray-painted gold) atop an eye-catching mirror in the family room. Reinforce by using two wires, wrapped at the 11- and 1-o'clock positions on the wreath.

Note that the wreath is proportional to the large mirror. Scale wreaths to the size of the mirror or art that they'll be resting upon, to make the biggest visual impact.

Alternatively, dress up framed art with a wreath and a bow. Below, a portrait in Wolter's entry hall is framed by a magnolia wreath, which has been spray-painted white. (Pro Tip: Take care to let the wreath fully dry before hanging on walls or art!)

Wreath on Art
Credit: Laurey W. Glenn

For a more polished finished, hang with a thick ribbon. (This is best for light-weight wreaths, though fishing wire or string could be used to reinforce underneath.)

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Magnolia wreaths feel classic, even when painted. Boxwood wreaths work just as well, especially for a bit more of a graphic, perky look. Don't forget the array of shapes and sizes available—a modern square wreath might be just trick to add eye-catching holiday punch in otherwise traditional schemes. Add even more panache with a festive bow.