Here are a few things to consider before purchasing a silk floral wreath or swag for your home.
There are many variables that distinguish one floral wreath from another such as size, shape, quality and uniqueness of the design. But which one is right for you?
Purchasing a good quality floral wreath is a bit of an investment. Here are some things to consider before purchasing.
#1 SIZE OF YOUR HOUSE
If you are planning to use this wreath on your front door you will need to consider the size of your home. A big house will dwarf the size of a small wreath and a big wreath on a small house is going to be out of proportion and look odd. So proportion is the key to balancing the wreath and the design(consider the size of elements used in the wreath as well) to your home.
Of course, for most of us budget is an issue. If you are planning to use the wreath inside it is important to have high quality silk flowers. It will make all the difference. If you are using it outside on your front door you have more options for using a less expensive wreath.
# 3 HOW OFTEN YOU WILL BE CHANGING YOUR WREATH
Some people change theirs out seasonally, others by holiday, and others like to put one up occasionally. It is something to consider. A really good quality silk is not going to hold up in the weather as well as plastic. That being said, who wants a plastic wreath on their door? But if you are purchasing a wreath (say to match your house) and you are going to keep it up all year, look for one that has lots of greenery and maybe not as many flowers or choose flowers such as calla lilies that look so life like in a soft pvc.
#4 IS YOUR WREATH GOING BEHIND A STORM DOOR?
If it is, your wreath or swag will last forever (not literally) but is it protected from the elements behind the storm door. But, the reality is that finding a wreath or swag that is only about 4 1/2″ deep is hard to find.