7 fireplace decor ideas for Christmas
Is there anything more festive than sitting in front of a roaring fire? If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, then make the most out of the opportunity to decorate it for Christmas. Here, the Good Homes team shares seven magical Christmas fireplace decor ideas…
1. Winter Solstice
For a truly warm, shimmering celebration of Christmas, work moody hues like inky blues and deep greens in with shimmering golds, coppers and warm white lights. A real open fire might be a bit of a stretch, but a wood burner or multi-fuel stove from the likes of Charnwood will add heat and ambience. For more on this look, check out the Good Homes Winter Solstice roomset at Ideal Home Show Christmas.
2. Nature’s Bounty
Bringing trees indoors to celebrate Christmas is a tradition dating back thousands of years, when Pagans and Devout Christians would decorate their homes with tree branches to mark the winter solstice. So why not take it back to basics this year and decorate your mantlepiece with branches of Nordmann or Douglas fir? Take the eco approach and scoop up any fallen branches from your local garden centre, then decorate with baubles and lights. If you want to take it one-step further and give your living room a lick of paint, consider a soft shade of green like Crafted by Crown’s Luxurious Flat Matt Emulsion in Family Tree.
3. Luxe Vibe
If you like all your Christmas things bright and beautiful, try making your own mantlepiece tapestry, like this fantastical number made up of pieces from Dobbies Garden Centre (see photo caption for details). This extroverted look would work well with the Good Homes Winter Solstice roomset, which is all bright teals and neon pinks with pops of orange, yellow and kitsch artwork – check it out at the Ideal Home Show Christmas. And if you truly want to create a space that turns heads, consider a bold, fun flooring option like Amtico’s Decor Echo.
4. Enchanted Forest
Make your fireplace a real talking point by hanging a festive wreath above it. Displaying a wreath in the centre of your fireplace has a similar effect as hanging a mirror above it – it creates a statement and anchors the entire room. Keep the rest of your lighting soft, and consider natural materials like raffia. The Ridotti floor lamp in raffia and burnished brass from Lights & Lamps would be perfect for this. For more on a more natural-looking Christmas decor scheme, check out Good Homes’ Relaxed Japandi roomset at Ideal Home Show Christmas.
5. Opal Blush
Elevate a pale pink and white palette by introducing accent shades of ice blue, mint green and a scattering of metallics, embellishments and pearlescent finishes. Add soft textures like sheepskin, pampas grass and hanging paper lanterns to add warmth to this wintery look. For more on this look, check out Good Homes’ Opal Blush roomset at Ideal Home Show Christmas.
6. Toy Town
Adding festive figures like nutcrackers is a great way to dress a fireless fireplace. Stack beautifully wrapped presents next to it to create a beautiful gift tree, and add a garland or plants adorned with fairy lights to the mantelpiece. If a plain old wreath won’t do, try a light-up snowflake or star.
7. Rainbow Bright
One of the biggest Christmas styling trends this year has to be honeycomb decorations. Just look at this incredible look from The Conscious A fireplace is the perfect place to put these – if you use your fire, simply stack them at the sides of your fireplace well out of reach from the naked flame.
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