There’s nothing more exciting than the build-up to Christmas, spending those dark evenings snuggled up in front of a cosy fire, wrapping gifts or sipping on mulled wine.
Fireplaces are both a wonderful and dramatic feature that can transform a living space. As the festive season comes into full swing, you might be wondering how to dress your mantel. Embrace the creative journey, and follow our tips for how to decorate around your fireplace this Christmas.
A wood burning stove, with its allure of real flames, can be complemented by twinkling fairy lights and glowing ornaments. Classic reds and golds really bring a mantel to life, and pair these with matching decorations on your tree to bring the display together.
Sometimes all you need are warm accents, a wood burning stove, and a little rustic décor. Think wooden reindeers, furry rugs, and natural textures – the perfect way to create Scandinavian hygge this Christmas.
Warm and cosy
Muted greys and a dusky palette work very well with natural finishes and pops of colour. When dressing your mantel, try flashes of red in a grey-schemed room, opting for bold lettering. A matching Christmas tree with a frosted snowy finish works well with this scheme too, adding to the cosy atmosphere your wood burner will already create.
White and silver elements create a winter wonderland feel, and work perfectly with a white mantel. Silver garlands and ornaments add a touch of glamour to your home – perfect for those Christmas candle-lit dinners and late-night party gatherings.
Gather ivy and berries to drape across your mantel for a natural finish. If you’re not able to get hold of any real ivy, faux foliage looks just as effective. This works particularly well for country-style fireplaces or minimalist décor.
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