From department stores rolling out Halloween decorations in late July to that first sip of a Pumpkin Spice Latte in August, fall seems to come earlier each year. Sadly, just because we’re ready for sweater weather doesn’t mean Mother Nature is on board.
Thankfully, there are plenty of festive wreath options that easily transition from summer heat to crisp fall mornings. Here are a few tips for choosing a wreath that can transition from summer to fall.
1. Choose the Right Base
When selecting a wreath that will last, a sturdy base is a must. Fresh Russian sage is a great choice. This durable plant has a beautiful color and fragrance that is retained as it dries. Also, Russian sage only gets better with age, giving the wreath longevity.
2. Go for Dried Embellishments to Decorate
Choosing the right decorations can be the most challenging part when creating a transitional wreath. Dried embellishments make the perfect bridge between late summer and fall. Opt for things like dried fruits, grasses, and flowers to give your wreath an earthy, autumn look that won’t fall victim to late summer heat.
3. Engage the Senses with Aromatic Elements
Fall is all about warm spices, but summer is all about fresh herbs. Bring the two together by selecting fresh, fragrant herbs like thyme or rosemary and incorporating them into the wreath. Fresh lavender is also an aromatic, late summer staple that can easily transition to fall. These herbs will continue to release aromas as they dry, leaving a beautiful scent wherever they’re hung.