A Guide To Dressing Your Door
If you want to combine the appeal of a handmade wreath with the ease and versatility of everlasting elements then nothing says ‘stylish, sophisticated and personal’ than a lovingly curated piece for your front door. Especially one made by hand with your own personal embellishments.
This year we invited home décor enthusiast and creative upcycler Jonathon Marc Mendes to create a bespoke wreath for his fabulous (Dunelm green) Edwardian front door. Jonathon is a keen gardener and lover of the outdoors, and living in Lincolnshire between coast and countryside he has plenty of opportunity to forage, so he embraced all things natural. The result? A truly stunning and on trend interpretation of a modern country Christmas, sure to lift spirits and raise smiles for visitors and delivery drivers alike!
If you’re thinking of creating a standout front door statement then our outdoor weather-resistant ivy wreaths, can be effortlessly interwoven for maximum impact to create a brilliant base. DON'T be afraid to experiment but DO try to blend different elements consistently together to give a polished and professional look. Try to work in clusters of 3 (for example) when you are adding your embellishments and choose hues and textures that work well together in the landscape, so think pine cones, feathers, fruits, nuts and pops of colour from vibrant seasonal berries, real or faux.
But maybe a traditional festive wreath isn’t right for your home? Instead take inspiration from our huge faux floral and foliage collection and create a colourful and almost tropical look on a single ivy wreath. Adding a floral cluster to one side with leaves and springs of foliage in dark russet and silvery fronds works beautifully with delicate pink flowers at the centre. Work in exactly the same way, snipping lengths to fit and wrap wire around each piece to hold firmly in place, just off-centre for the best effect.
This sort of decoration is beautiful beyond Christmas and will be perfect to add a sunny spring welcome to your front door or anywhere inside your home. Remove the fairy lights to keep things soft and delicate, balancing a the natural green opposite your floral focal point to make a signature piece.
About Jonathon Marc Mendes
Jonathon Marc Mendes is a furniture artist, interiors enthusiast, photographer and part-time hairdresser who lives in lovely Lincolnshire with his husband and cat. Jonathon loves to share his passion for painting by teaching through workshops both in person and online, and was Annie Sloan’s Painter in Residence in 2017 which took him all over the world to share his skills. A big lover of upcycling and interior design on a budget, he has been able to use this passion to renovate his Edwardian home, and is kindly sharing some of that expertise with us!
Photo credit: Jonathon Marc Mendes
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