How To Decorate For The Holidays With Christmas Wreaths And Garlands

Reblogger Tanja Cisliek
Real Estate Agent with Future Home Realty SL3037235

This is a great post from Tonia Mosteller from NC, full of great tips on how to decorate your home for the Holidays, and all these tips greatly apply to our homes here in Florida. I love all the practical advice on how to hang wreaths on measure for garlands, now I feel better educated for a trip to the home improvement store to pick some new decorations up. The Holidays will be here before we know it!

Original content by Tonia Mosteller

 

 
Decorating Our Homes For The Holidays In Charlotte NC! 
 
As we prepare our homes for the holidays, many of our clients new and old ask us these important questions. How much Christmas Garland do I need? How do you measure forwreaths and garlands? Well, thanks to the great information provided by BallardStyle Studio.com and some helpful insights fromInnovative Holiday Event Decorators ofCharlotte NC, share below some great tips on how to measure for wreaths and garlands to dress up your home for the holidays.


CHRISTMAS WREATHS

The size of wreath needed for your front entrance really depends on the look you want. For a bold and festive feel, go large! If you prefer a more reserved look, choose a smaller size.

For a standard 36 inch wide front door, add dramatic impact with a wreath 28 inches to 30 inches in diameter. On the other hand, a wreath 20 inches to 24 inches in diameter creates a classic, understated look.

For oversized doors, we recommend a 30 inch to 36 inch diameter wreath. This large size will carry the appropriate scale in relation to the front door.

Typically, the larger the wreath, the higher you should hang it on the door. Since large wreaths usually weigh more than small wreaths, be sure to use a sturdy metal hanger or a securely fastened nail rather than plastic hanging fixtures.

What to do with miniature wreaths? Use your imagination! Decorate door knobs, candleholders, bureau knobs, and other place you happen to notice needs a little sprucing up for the holidays.

If you don’t wish to put a nail in your door, there are alternatives – try an over the door hanger or the 3M Adhesive Hangers all of which are available at your local home improvement store or local craft store. It is a great way to hang a wreath without damaging the door.

CHRISTMAS GARLAND



Measuring an arched door for garland.

The trick is to make sure you have enough garland to accommodate the top arch. We have a simple solution for this.
HEIGHT – Measure from the ground to the top of the door, then double the number to account for both sides. Example: 10-ft. H door x 2 = 20 feet
WIDTH – Measure from the outside trim of the door across to the other side, then calculate one-and-a-half times the width to cover the arch. Example: 10-ft. W door x 1.5 = 15 feet
TOTAL – Add the HEIGHT measurement and the WIDTH measurement for the total amount of garland needed. Example: 20 feet (HEIGHT) + 15 feet (WIDTH) = 35 feet of garland

Add one foot to your total if you’d like the garland to puddle at the bottom.

Measuring a standard door or double doors for garland.

Simple math is all that’s required to be sure you have enough garland for your fron entrance. This solutions works for double doors as well. Just be sure to measure the width across both doors, including trim.
HEIGHT – Measure from the ground to the top of the door, then double the number to account for both sides. Example: 10-ft. H door x 2 = 20 feet
WIDTH – Measure from the outside trim of the door across to the other side. In our example, the door is 4 feet wide.
TOTAL – Add the HEIGHT measurement and the WIDTH measurement for the total amount of garland needed. Example: 20 feet (HEIGHT) + 4 feet (WIDTH) = 24 feet of garland

Add one foot to your total if you’d like the garland to puddle at the bottom.



Measuring a staircase banister or mantel to swag garland.

To swag garland down a staircase banister or across the mantel, use the same strategy as above. Measure the LENGTH of the banister or the WIDTH of the mantel, then calculate one-and-a-half times that dimension. Example: 6-ft. W mantel x 1.5 = 9 feet of garland. Many of you want to know whether garland should drape over the sides of the mantel or not? Well, there are no hard-fast rules when it comes to hanging garland. It is up to you. Whatever you want to do – go for it! Hang garland the way you like it.

Measuring a staircase banister or mantle to swag garland.

To swag garland down a staircase banister or across the mantel, use the same strategy as above. Measure the LENGTH of the banister or the WIDTH of the mantel, then calculate one-and-a-half times that dimension. Example: 6-ft. W mantel x 1.5 = 9 feet of garland

Measuring a staircase banister to wrap garland.
Measure the LENGTH of the staircase and the HEIGHT of the newel post from the handrail to the floor. Simply add the 2 dimensions and double that number. Example: 10-ft. L staircase + 3-ft. H newel post = 13 feet x 2 = 26 feet of garland

If all of this seems too complicated, use a ball of string, wrapping it as you would the garland. When you have the look you want, pull the string off and measure it with a tape measure. It can be that simple!
 
At Innovative Holiday-Lighting-Event Decorating in Charlotte, NC we like to share with our clients that,"It's important to choose the right garlands and wreaths that showcase the interior and exterior of your homes orbusiness. The holidays are a special time of year, so make sure to add your personality into your holiday decor to create a warm and festive holiday display for your family and friends during the holiday and Christmas season
 
Thanks to the wonderful information provided by BallardStyleStudio.com, your windows, doors, and stairwells will be dressed up for the holidays this season! 
 
Happy Holidays from our home in Charlotte, NC to yours!

  

Blessings and Smiles,

Tonia Mosteller

704.651.8878

Owner/Founder of:

Innovative Interiors

& Innovative Interiors Holiday Decorating

 

tonia.ihdecorating@gmail.com

Charlotte NC Company providing Affordable Interior Room Redesign - Interior Design - Real Estate Home Staging - Holiday Decorating - Event Decorating to Charlotte NC -SC and surrounding counties.

 

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Geez, can't we get through Halloween first before we start pimping out Christmas?  And BTW, the wonder post you re-blog is nothing more then a cut 'n past copyright infringed rip off.  Pathetic. 

Oct 16, 2012 12:30 PM #1
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Good choice for a re-blog Tanja.  Some great decorating tips for the holidays.

Oct 16, 2012 09:16 PM #2
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Is it Christmas time already?? Oh boy, where did I put that darn tree.. :-)

Oct 16, 2012 11:37 PM #3
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Oh no, Christmas is coming (again). Just kidding, it's my favorite season.

Oct 17, 2012 04:59 AM #4
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Great tips! Glad you selected to re-blog this. I always have such a hard time with the garland down the steps! I swear it seems like I just put that stuff away. Where does the time go?!

Oct 17, 2012 11:00 AM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Wow Tanja...that is just a ton of info. Maybe I can make my house look better this year :)
Oct 18, 2012 01:51 AM #6
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks for the reblog. I will bookmark this and read it again .

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Just stopped by to say Hello. It was 59 degrees this morning and just beatutiful.

Oct 21, 2012 12:12 AM #8
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Excelent choice for a re-blog Tanja.  Great holiday decorating tips in this article.

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Great reblog. Decorating listed homes for the Holidays is really an important topic that many do not consider.

Oct 23, 2012 12:30 AM #10
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great information, glad you re blogged it, would have missed it otherwise.

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Hope you are enjoying the wind and blue skies we are having this weekend!!!! Love this weather!

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Thanks Tanja for re-blogging these great tips on decorating for the holidays.

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