Most of us have fireplaces with mantels in our homes, which we love decorating for Christmas. Fireplaces have a very old relationship with this festival as it keeps us warm during the chilly Christmas evenings, the Christmas tree is always near the fireplace and of course Santa comes in through the chimney! Therefore, who wouldn't want to have a wonderfully decorated fireplace and mantel, with stockings hung from it, the colorfully lit up tree by the side and presents kept under it? There are so many fantastic ways of decorating the fireplace and its mantel, that when you see it decked up, you know it's Christmas time.
Christmas Fireplace Decorating Ideas
Decorating the fireplace for Christmas is quite customary. Thus, when you go out shopping for these Christmas decorations, there are a variety of things that you will find. However, we end up decorating the fireplace in similar ways, every year. Well, you can surely change your style this year, with some fresh new ideas for the same compiled together in the coming up paragraphs. So, take a look and make sure you add something different to the fireplace for this year's Christmas!
One of the most common Christmas fireplace decorations are stockings, every home has to have. Stockings are meant to be hung from the hooks or screws attached to the fireplace mantels, and in a particular order. They have each family member's name written on them and they can also have sizes according to the respective ages. This year you can add each family member's photo on their respective stockings. The stockings bring out the mood of Christmas and make you feel warm and cozy during this festive winter season.
Wreaths and Garlands
Most homes also love to have Christmas wreaths hung either on their front doors or over the fireplaces. Wreaths look very attractive with a red bow tied on top and bells hung up in the center. There are many other wreath decorations as well, like Christmas ornaments tied up in the wreaths to add some color to it. Garlands are also a major part of fireplace mantel decorations. Garlands also have colored ornaments, dried pine cones, poinsettia plant leaves and lights tied together to look pretty. You can sure use these if you want to decorate a fireplace mantel for Christmas.
Candles double the spirit of Christmas with their light and looks. A simple Christmas candle can light up the entire mantel that you have already decorated, implementing the ideas mentioned above. You can either place one single candle or a five arm candle stand which is decorated with Holly leaves and cherries along with some colorful Christmas centerpieces. Since, the mantel can accommodate quite a few decorations, you can also have tiny candles kept in decorative colored candle holders all across the mantel. It will surely be a beautiful sight.
There are many other collectibles and decorative items that can be added at the fireplace door or around the Christmas tree to make the fireplace look full and rich. For a start, you can keep an old Santa Claus doll or statue at the mouth of the fireplace to represent him climbing down the chimney! You can display the nativity on the mantel as well, with the Holy family, Wise men, Shepherds and their cattle, angels and of course, the big bright star.
You can definitely start celebrating the joy of Christmas with these fantastic and traditional Christmas decorations. I am sure you can already picture your completely decorated fireplace with all the Christmas colors and lights lighting up your home and setting up the mood!