Just a small swag can add a big “Welcome” to your front door. A storm door is not very inviting but a swag can change that.

Storm doors have become very popular–although I suppose that depends on what part of the country you live in. Here in the Midwest it seems that almost every house has one. I don’t think they come across as very inviting–more like “keep out!”–so I put up two doors, not just one but two!!

  I was pleasantly surprised to see how just a little swag seems to change that message to “Welcome”. It  helps your entry way to look both inviting and welcoming. 

 Because the area between the door and the storm door is usually only around 4 1/2″, the space won’t accommodate a regular size wreath or swag. As a floral designer, I still find it hard to keep ANYTHING that flat. I have to have my tape measure handy to double check each stem or I guarantee it will get deeper.

 The good news about putting a wreath behind a storm door is that it is so well protected from the elements that they really last a long, long time. How many things can you say that about? So that’s a nice little perk.

 Finding a wreath or swag that size is often difficult but worth the challenge. I prefer the look of a swag behind a storm door–both the swag and the door being oblong seem to be a nice balance. 

Peacock Swag

Behind a storm door Americana swag

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