Five Ways To Decorate With Wreaths

This holiday classic can add pizzazz to your front door, a dinner table and more

1. Tropical Touch

Full of bright-red faux amaryllis flowers, this wreath injects a dash of tropical flair to December décor. Twenty inches in diameter, it can be hung vertically, or used as part of a centerpiece. It’s $59.99 at Crate & Barrel in Spring Valley (202-364-6100;

2. Pops of Color

If you’re going for glam this season, check out the Cody Foster Multicolor Encrusted-Ball wreath. Dozens of shiny, shatterproof pink, red, blue and green ornaments make
a dazzling statement. At 15 inches, it retails for $70 through Neiman Marcus in Mazza Gallerie (202-966-9700; 

3. Simple and Elegant

This $400, 36-inch faux-magnolia leaf wreath looks practically identical to a fresh one but won’t turn brown, so it will last for years. Find it, and many others, at the Tinge Boutique at American Plant in Bethesda (301-469-7690;

4. Winter White

This natural birch bark wreath offers an alternative to red and green. A sprinkle of glitter makes it sparkle, and 48 LED lights cast a warm glow. The Lit Birch wreath, which is 22 inches and equipped with a battery pack, is $129 at Pottery Barn in Bethesda (301-654-1598;

5. Berry Chirstmas

Deck the halls with natural materials like this circle of delicate red berries and twigs. The handmade Red Mega Glitter Berry wreath is 21 inches, can be used indoors or outdoors (covered) and is $39.95 at Pier One in Gaithersburg (301-721-4467;

Carolyn Weber lives in Silver Spring and frequently writes about architecture and home design.

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