Wreaths, Swags and Garlands are traditional Christmas decorations, bringing foliage, fir cones and berries into the home to dress your door, fireplace or staircase. Robert Hall discovers why the extensive range that Premier offers is so popular every yuletide season.
Premier are market leaders in this type of artificial decoration, and it's no wonder why if you consider their sumptuous range that bursts with reds, greens, golds and more. Here we take a look at some of the potential best sellers for this season:
The Red Berry Wreath has a traditional pine foliage design decorated with red baubles of various sizes, while the Naked Red Berry Christmas Wreath is a superb example of dozens of red berries combining wonderfully with green foliage.
At 50cm in diameter, the Gold Berry Luxury Wreath is a mass of golden berries that brings tradition up to date with fashion for the modern household. Berry heart Wreaths are lovely creations featuring the poinsettia's remarkable red bracts interspersed in a heart-shaped design.
If you wonder what the difference is between a swag and a garland, the former is thicker in the middle and thin at their ends A swag is normally shorter than a garland as well. The Natural Pine Cone and Red Berry Swag is very lifelike with real cones to provide a lovely wall decoration for every home.
In some instances, you can get a larger than life de: luxe garland that owes its shape to that of a traditional swag but has the length of a garland. In this instance, Premier have christened this very elegant piece as Pre-Lit Fireside Garland in Red and Gold. You will need a big fireplace to accommodate this opulent garland that would look very much at home in any stately manor. There is a matching regular garland and a more modest 1.2 metre swag in the range if you want to continue the theme throughout your house.
A Naked Red Berry Garland is very similar to the wreath, festooned with berries on a brown stem that is easy to bend and fit into any location.
If you want to display your garland outside there is a Pre-Lit Outdoor Garland, traditionally decorated it's 1.8m long with 30 LEDs.
A Ready Decorated Red Poinsettia Garland is superbly decorative with large poinsettias and red berries creating a rich collaboration of colour with the green foliage.
New for this season is an icy Pre-Lit White and Silver Garland that is available in both 1.8m and 2.7m sizes. White and silver compliment each other and will, of course, compliment an Ice Queen theme if that's what you have chosen for your main tree.
All of the above wreaths, garlands and swags are fully decorated but that should not stop you adding a few of your own decorations to personalise your display. When you unpack your chosen decoration make sure you take time to tease out the foliage and flowers to give all the volume and shape that is built in. Most elements are wired so it's not difficult to do this and it really is worth the time taken.
Although Premier are the market leaders, whether you want purely traditional designs, pre-lit, or handcrafted with real foliage, you can see all our wreaths, swags and garlands on GardenSite.