How to Decorate Your Fireplace at Christmas

During the Christmas period, your fireplace mantel provides the perfect place to create a wonderfully festive scene. In this article, we’ll try to provide you with ideas and inspiration on how you can decorate your fireplace or beam this Christmas.
There are a few considerations for you to bear in mind before you decide how to style your fireplace. When dressing your mantel for Christmas it’s important to consider the style of your mantel and the size, this can dictate the style you choose. From traditional stockings hung from the mantel shelf to garlands that draped along the mantlepiece, we’ve selected the very best Christmas fireplace decor ideas.

Christmas Decoration Ideas

1. Foraged Decoration

Foraged Decorations

There is nothing better than a natural garland at this time of year so when furnishing your mantel with foliage think of fir trees, pine cones, spruce, or offcuts from your local Christmas tree farm. A garland made from real foliage and some simple ornaments ensures that your wood-burning stove takes centre stage. Adding stockings baubles or other festive items can add some colour to a neutral look.

2. Cosy Cottage Styling

Cosy Cottage Living

If you live in a countryside cottage or your home is full of natural charm you might want to consider this look. Here we feature the Stovax Stockton 11 double-door stove alongside a comfortable armchair and a relatively small Christmas tree. Look to stack your wood in the room to give it a more natural feel and look out for decorations like an old pair of ice skates and hang these on the wall for a simple Christmas vibe.

3. Filling an Empty Fireplace

Filling an empty space

Filling an empty fireplace hearth with lots of beautifully wrapped presents can transform what would otherwise be a dull hole in your wall. Keep the mantel or beam clutter free or simple with a row of coloured glass candle holders and mini tea lights. Hang a few of your favourite cards from a length of satin ribbon and finish off with a garland of greenery above.

4. Minimalist Christmas Design

Minimal Design

Here we feature the Henley Willow eco stove. As you can see sometimes with snow outside and a log burner keeping you snug you just don’t need to decorate. If you want to add a touch of Christmas cheer to the room think homely textures and festive prints along with neutral-coloured rugs, cushions, and blankets for a subtle ambience.

5. Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas

No matter what your Christmas colour scheme is you can’t go wrong with an all-white style. Here we feature a white limestone fireplace which helps to create a snowy scene you can decorate your fireplace shelf with candles or fill clear vases with false snow.

Stay Safe at Christmas

We know that decorating a fireplace can be exciting but we advise that you take extra care and note the distance that is required between your stove of fire to any combustible materials (including decorations). If you’re unsure of the distances you need between your heating appliance and combustible materials feel free to contact us for this information.

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