How to Choose the Right Size Wreath

 

Wreaths are wonderful. Hang one on your front door and you instantly create a warm, welcoming entrance for your guests that lasts all season long. As is the case indoors with your tree, you’ll want to consider the scale of the wreath in relation to the door. Our diagrams below show how two of our most popular wreath sizes fit on a standard-size front door.

24 Inch Door Wreath

24″ Wreath

A 24-inch wreath is just the right size for a standard 36-inch wide front door. You’ll want to hang it about 14 inches from the top of the door so that it hangs right at the center.

36 Inch Door Wreath

36″ Wreath

A 36-inch wreath basically fits flush with the width of a standard size front door. If you don’t use your front door very often and you love the dramatic impact of a larger wreath, then go for it. Otherwise, size down. We generally recommend our 36-inch wreath for over sized doors.

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    Sharron

    November 26, 2020

    Hello, I have a bi parting gate. I would like to place a wreath on each side- each side being 10ft. What size do you recommend? Thank you.

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Sharron,
      We suggest a very large wreath, at least 36”.
      Happy Decorating!

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    Melissa Mullan

    November 3, 2020

    What’s the best size wreath to hang above a king size bed?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Melissa,
      Really any size could work. Just depends on the look you’re going for.
      Happy Decorating!

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    Charity Miller

    October 25, 2020

    I have 8’ tall doors that are 42” wide. What size wreath would you recommend?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Charity,
      As long as the wreath isn’t wider than the door, you should be fine. 36” would work great.

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    Lou Ellen Lathan

    October 20, 2020

    I would like to put wreaths on our front windows. (The front door is rather recessed and not as visible.) the windows have a small arch at the top. Window height is 10’2”. Width of the glass is 46”, width including casement is 52”. What size wreaths would be best?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Lou,
      36″ wreaths are your best choice.
      Happy Decorating!

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    cele

    September 24, 2020

    I have double oval glass front doors. should I use teardrop wreaths or circle? Thanks

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      Caroline McDonald

      October 9, 2020

      Cele,
      In terms of shape, either would work. Just make sure you measure!
      Good luck,
      Caroline

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    Cindy Maxwell

    September 3, 2020

    I have a 8 foot tall and 42 inch wide mahogany door. What size wreath does this size door need?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Cindy,
      Make sure the wreath isn’t wider than your door. 36” would work great.

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    paula cooper

    May 28, 2020

    I would like to hang 2 wreaths because I have solid black front French doors. What size if two will be side by side?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Paula,
      Just choose a size that isn’t larger than the doors, probably 2-3 inches of space on each side of the wreath to the end of the door.
      Happy Decorating

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    Val

    December 16, 2019

    How big a wreath for hanging on windows? I have two front windows, each 50″ wide. Could I put a 48″ wreath on them, or will it look too big?

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      Caroline McDonald

      December 17, 2019

      Hi Val,
      Thanks for your question. I think it’s just a matter of preference. A 48″ wreath on a 50″ window will definitely be big but it’ll look dramatic and impactful! As long as the wreath isn’t larger than the window, I think it’s just a question of personal preference. Good luck!
      Caroline

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    Debbie Richardson

    November 25, 2019

    I own a 1857 Regency Cottage. I would like to put a wreath on each of two french doors/windows which are 4 feet wide . The glass area is 42 inch wide. These flank either sides of front door. What size of wreat should I use.

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Debbie,
      Just choose a size that isn’t larger than the doors, probably 2-3 inches of space on each side of the wreath to the end of the door.

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    Carole

    November 19, 2019

    We have double front doors 8ftx30” painted medium to dark grey with a lot of glass..wood is at the bottom of door..it is sectioned off into 4 large panes..what size wreath should I use..

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Carole,
      Just choose a size that isn’t larger than the doors, probably 2-3 inches of space on each side of the wreath to the end of the door.

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    Mary Jo Richard

    October 30, 2019

    Mary Jo
    Hi I would like to hang 3 wreaths on my 36 in wide door attached by ribbon and letters monogram with the letters JOY attached to center of each what size wreaths should I get and what size monogram letters they are done in a vine monogram

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    Dianejk

    February 21, 2019

    What size wreaths should I get for a front entry double doors?

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      Abbey Nolte

      January 22, 2021

      Diane,
      Just choose a size that isn’t larger than the doors, probably 2-3 inches of space on each side of the wreath to the end of the door.

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    Jamie

    November 2, 2018

    I have a barn that is 60’ long. I would like to put a wreath in the middle of it, what size would be best?

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      Caroline McDonald

      November 6, 2018

      Jamie, I would definitely find the biggest wreath you could! Definitely at least 36″ but the bigger the better!

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    Vickie Reed

    October 29, 2014

    THanks for the diagrams

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