With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about how you plan to decorate this year. One of the best things about the cold winter weather is getting cosy next to the warm, flickering flames of a fire. If you’ve got children, your fireplace will likely be one of your main centrepieces this Christmas – after all, it’s what Santa uses to drop the presents off – so it’s important it looks the part.
If you’re wondering how to decorate your fireplace this Christmas or you’re looking for some inspiration, follow our top tips and ideas below.
Hang stockings on the fireplace
Everyone loves a stocking at Christmas time. Whether you fill it with treats and presents or you simply use them for decoration, a stocking is the perfect addition to any fireplace and gives a traditional Christmas look to any room.
Take the traditional route
When it comes to Christmas decorations, lots of people prefer to take the traditional route. This often features red bows, pine garlands, wreaths and foliage in shades of red and green. There are plenty of ready-made garlands you can buy to place on your fireplace or you get creative and make your own. All you need is holly, pine and other greenery to twine together. For an extra pop of colour, make sure you add some berries too! Place the garland along the top of your mantelpiece of a festive finish.
Add some light
There’s nothing nicer than the glow of a fire, but some extra lights will add a true festive touch. A simple string of fairy lights strewn across the mantelpiece will add a magical glow to the room, and will complete the perfect backdrop to sit and watch Christmas movies. Candles can also be used to create a magical festive ambience; clusters of pillar candles placed around the fireplace will only add to the cosy glow from the fire.
Spell out a festive message
A popular and trendy way to decorate your fireplace for the festive season is to spell out seasonal words or messages with letters, such as ‘JOY’ or ‘NOEL’. These letters can be big stand alone letters, lettered baubles strung together or you can use Christmas bunting pinned to the mantelpiece. Alternatively, consider printing letters and placing them in empty picture frames to spell out a seasonal greeting.
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