When it comes to decorating, the Christmas wreath has become far more than a traditional festive treat for the door. For small flats and non-ground floor apartments, a wreath is the perfect alternative to the space-consuming Christmas tree, providing a perfect dose of festive decoration with minimal cost.

Similarly, wreaths make fantastic table decorations for Christmas parties and dinners. Of course, for the traditionalists there are hundreds of designs that will remain their best hung upon the front door throughout December.

From evergreen firs and festive berries to metallic baubles and bells, floral colour explosions and minimalist natural designs, IBTimes UK has picked the top wreaths available now to turn your home into an instant Christmas success.

Shimmered pine wreath; £58, Anthropologie - light, bright modern approach to the traditional style, a great centre piece too.

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Shimmered pine wreath; £58, Anthropologie

Lit copper finish geo wreath; £22, Next - This could be an all year round addition to any apartment, beautiful artistic and not at all fussy.

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Lit copper finish geo wreath; £22, Next

White berry pre-lit wreath; £29.50, Marks and Spencer - The switch up from dark, emerald fir and holly to the olivey hues of snowberry leaves really gives this wreath a modern touch.

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Snowdrift cone and berry wreath; £35, John Lewis - Simple and pared back but no less effective with various pine cones intertwined with branches and berries.

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Snowdrift cone and berry wreath; £35, John Lewis

Peony hydrangea magenta wreath; £60, John Lewis - A beautiful decoration for inside or outside that will change as the petals age and dry.

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Peony hydrangea magenta wreath; £60, John Lewis

Linea champagne glitter berry wreath; £35, House of Fraser - Another subtle choice. The silver metallic berries will easily work in any house.

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Linea champagne glitter berry wreath; £35, House of Fraser

Red berry and cone Christmas wreath; £20, Tesco - A classic treasured festive style with the traditional berry reds mingling with rich emerald pine needles.

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Red berry and cone Christmas wreath; £20, Tesco

Anngarsk - green Christmas wreath; £30, Habitat - This is a really fun update of the traditional wreath style, replacing flora and fauna with baubles; another fantastic table centre piece.

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Anngarsk - green Christmas wreath; £30, Habitat

Christmas scented fresh fir wreath; £69.99, Not On The High Street - This wreath is bursting with fantastic scented features that will light up a room indoors or make for a beautiful entrance decoration.

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Christmas scented fresh fir wreath; £69.99, Not on the High Street

Christmas bell wreath; £15.40, Laura Ashley - Smaller in size with 24cm diameter but no less impressive. The stark monochrome is almost angelic.

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Christmas bell wreath; £15.40, Laura Ashley

Gisela Graham, natural twig heart wreath; £28.75, Selfridges - simple but by no means ineffective. This beautifully woven twig wreath is a wonderful natural decoration that looks amazing as it is or can be also be easily personalised.

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Gisela Graham, natural twig heart wreath; £28.75, Selfridges

Fir and Snowberry wreath; £100, The White Company - Snowberries and fir are a perfectly understated partnership in this beautiful wreath embellished with pine cones.

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Fir and Snowberry wreath; £100, The White Company