The Christmas decorations are finally all tucked away for another year but the house is looking sparse and cold. It needs to be zhushed up a bit. I'm one of those women that likes to change things up through out the year so I look forward to these seasonal updates and one of my favorite places to do this is at the front door. The problem is what to do in January. I'm not a fan of keeping my holiday decor up until spring and Valentines is still too far away. So what's a girl to do to in the gray Midwest this time of year?
Well, a boxwood wreath is casual yet elegant and timeless.
This magnolia wreath is sophisticated possibility. I've always thought that simple unadorned greenery was a smart look for a winter door but these leaves dial up the style factor.
I remember my grandma used to make pine cone wreaths and I know she gave me one but this updated version, painted a soft gray, gives this perennial look a fresh vibe.
Berries are appropriate all winter long and add a dash of color.
Then again, I've always been a fan of something a bit unusual or whimsical and I have also been known to hang a clock on the front door,
this elaborate New Year's Eve rendition is over-the-top spectacular.
Just look at the detail work. Amazing. I'd be tempted to keep this up all year long.
An easier DIY might be this popsicle stick snowflake.
Monograms are definitely trending and this quirky framed version is cheerful and unexpected.
Lately I have been drawn to the idea of going with a winter citrus theme and I am rather obsessed with this particular wreath but I doubt it would show up on our yellow front door.
Perhaps I could use more greenery and fewer lemons. Something more like this -
What do you do for a little January flair? Please feel free to share you ideas and thoughts. I love hearing from you.