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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    September 24, 2020

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

    • Caroline McDonald

      Caroline McDonald

      October 9, 2020

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

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    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?

    • Caroline McDonald

      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!

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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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    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?

    • Caroline McDonald

      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