A front door wreath adds the finishing touches to your home, giving it a warm welcome feel and a touch of curb appeal. But size matters. Too small of a wreath and it’ll look lost on your door, but if the wreath is to large it may look overwhelming or cluttered. So, how do you determine the right size wreath for your front door? This wreath size guide for your front door should help!
Most of our completed wreaths measure 24″ in width. The 24″ wreath is the one that I find to be the perfect size for a standard front door. Standard front doors are typically 3′ wide which is 36″ across. A standard 24″ wreath will hang about 14″ from the top of the door and 6″ from each side of the door. This placement allows for the door to still be utilized like normal with little interference with the doors normal use.
What Size Wreath is Best for the Front Door
Large Wreath Size For Standard Door
However, if you’re like me you most likely don’t use your front door often and the perfect wreath size for your front door is LARGE. Larger wreaths have a dramatic impact and are more easily noticed from the street. On a standard size door where you’re looking for a large impact the 36″ wreath is the perfect size for your door. The 36″ wreath will cost more to ship, but it’ll fit flush with each side of your door for that jaw dropping look. Keep in mind that choosing a wreath that is flush with both edges of your door could potentially lead to a damaged wreath.
How To Determine What Size Wreath For Front Door
As a rule of thumb you can measure your own front doors width and subtract 12 inches. This formula will help you determine what size wreath you need for your door. If you leave approximately 6 inches between the outside of your wreath and the edges of your door you’ll get the perfect welcoming look.
A few more things to consider when choosing a wreath
Color: The wrong wreath color could appear washed out, clash, or just get lost if the color doesn’t coordinate with the front door. Think about hanging an all white winter wreath on your white front door – it just won’t work. When determining the wreath size for your front door you should also pick a color that compliments or contrasts the front door.
Style: Your wreath should match the rest of your homes decor. The perfect sized wreath for your front door should also give a hint to your interior decorating style.
Materials: Make sure your wreath is made of materials rated for out doors if you plan to hang your wreath in the outside elements.
Recap: How To Choose The Right Size Wreath For Front Door
Your perfect size wreath for your front door will measure approximately 12 inches less than the width of your front door. The color will match your theme indoors, but will contrast or compliment your front door. The style will be an introduction to your home and the materials will be made for the elements you plan to expose it too.
If you’re looking for a wreath for your own front door you can see what we have available in our Etsy shop. If you are interested in more info on learning how to make wreaths, where to buy supplies, and being in a community of like-minded crafters, check out our Creative Coaching Subscription Group.