A well decorated fireplace is definitely a festive favourite, second to the Christmas tree perhaps but non-the-less an important feature when getting your home ready for festivities. And with the tree often in the same room, a well decorated fireplace can perfectly set off your existing decoration.
And so after you’ve got your Christmas tree decked out, get cosy for Christmas by decorating your fireplace and mantel. This collection of fireplace ideas should provide enough festive inspiration to suit a number of tastes.
Create a cosy atmosphere
Help carry through the warm atmosphere by making the surrounding area cosy and comfortable. Cushions, blankets and throws set the scene for a Christmas away from it all with good friends. Stock up with a tub of bubbly or warming mulled wine and you’re ready to settle into holiday mode.
The fireplace is Santa’s route into your home, so it is important to hang stockings from your mantelpiece in preparation for his arrival. Decorations or lighting on top of the mantel are the perfect finishing touch and create a playful festive feel.
Light it up
Candles are a key ingredient of Christmas, providing an atmosphere that gives a glowing welcome. Add an array of candles liberally around your fireplace, hearth and mantel piece; mix up the sizes, and use a combo of pillar candles and tea lights in festive holders.
Scented candles add to the tone, giving off scents that welcome you home on arrival.
Copper & Rose Gold
Tap into the colour trend of the year with accessories around your fireplace. Create a beautiful focal point with an over mantel mirror adorned with rose gold fairy lights. Embellish your hearth and mantle with complimenting copper accessories such as metallic candle holders. A few copper baubles will tie in the tree and create an on-trend festive feeling.
Wintery Greys & Blues
Alternatively opt for a delicate palette of greys, blues for a stylish yet understated Christmas scene. Hints of silver add to the shimmer and shine, while blue accessories further emphasise the theme.
Make your fireplace the focal point of your room with a unique feature that adds difference Christmas decor.Cox and Cox’s Decorative angel wings in grey gilt metal would add a quirky look to a mantelpiece with their overbearing size and distressed effect. We also like the use of decorative reindeer antlers that can give a traditional feel yet be used to striking effect.
Create a Fireplace display
Show off vintage baubles and favourite keepsakes in a collection of glass jars lined up on the mantelpiece. Fill them with an assortment of unique trinkets and vintage style postcards to add interest. We love the use of bell jars as they create the perfect display for showing off all your quirky bits and pieces.
You can create a natural Christmas display around your fireplace by going for an all-natural look with the likes of pinecones, evergreen clippings and branches; you can even add some crisp green apples into your display. Paint naked branches in shiny metallic colours to add that bit of Christmas shine.
If you’re lucky enough to have a natural fireplace, make the most of it at Christmas by stocking up on logs and dressing the hearth with traditional fire accessories. A coal scuttle and log baskets also lend a room a cosy country feel, yet are practical fire essentials that you can use all year round. Why not stick a few pinecones or decorative baubles into your basket to add that bit more festivity?
December is Here! and it is finally time to get those decorations up so lets get cracking on beautifying our fireplaces.
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