Dressing your home for the festive season in collaboration with Sweet William Floral Design

Blog December 2019

There is nothing better than being greeted by the warm and welcoming scent of fresh flowers and foliage when you come home, especially around Christmas time. When it’s dark and cold outside, there is just something so comforting and cosy about coming home to a room filled with the scent of fresh spruce and pine.

We know a lot of our customers feel the same way, as now is the time we start to receive orders for our fresh Christmas wreaths, garlands, table centre pieces and bouquets, all lovingly designed to make your home look and smell fabulous this Christmas.

However, it can be confusing to know what to order and when, especially as different flowers and plants peak at different times and require different types of care in the home environment.

So, in the interest of making your home look and smell fabulous this Christmas we’ve put together a little festive flower guide to help you dress your home at the most wonderful time of the year!

Door Wreaths

Starting with your front door, have you thought about picking up a wonderfully festive Christmas Door Wreath? They look beautiful, smell beautiful and really set your home off with the festive vibe.

To keep your wreath looking as fresh on 25th December as it did on the day you bought it, we recommend misting it regularly with water. Foliage’s used in wreaths such as Spruce and Pine love the fresh cold air and wet conditions so they should continue to thrive all the way through the festive period up on your front door.

Festive Plants

At home we all have that bare corner or space that just needs something but what?

Poinsettias are a traditional festive plant that can make those unused corners and spaces look bright and cheerful. For example, miniatures can look cute on book shelves or you could always create a display in your hallway with poinsettias of different sizes to give them a current, trendy style.

There are also lots of modern pots and containers available now in stores and online to keep this traditional plant looking stylish and contemporary.

We would recommend keeping poinsettia plants away from drafts and heat, water it only when the pot becomes lightweight or when the soil becomes dry to the touch, roughly once a week should be fine.

Table Styling

A show stopping centre piece works great for your Christmas table but also around the home too!

Some of our table centre pieces are arranged in floral foam, so with a good regular misting and water added to the foam they should last at least a couple of weeks, making them perfect for seasonal entertaining on either side of Christmas Day.

However, we would always recommend collecting these as near to Christmas Day as possible to see them at their very best. They would also need to be kept in a cool place when not in use. You must also take extra care if you are featuring candles in your festive arrangements, only have them lit when entertaining, as the heat will dry out the arrangement causing it to wilt prematurely.


Fresh foliage Garlands are a fantastic way to dress your home making it feel cosy and festive, but can also create the wow factor too, along with that beautiful smell of spruce…just delicious. Garlands are a much more delicate decoration; you can purchase these show-stopping pieces around two weeks before Christmas. Again, we would always recommend collecting as close to Christmas day so you can enjoy it at its best. They do require very generous misting probably every one to two days should be sufficient. If you’re planning on wowing your guests and placing your garland above a working fireplace, it may be better to save your purchase until a few days before Christmas as the heat will dry the arrangement out a lot quicker.

We hope our festive guide gives you some ideas for your home this winter.

Sweet William Floral Design



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