It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for joy, giving, laughter and happiness with loved ones, and bringing holiday cheer into your home with beautiful Christmas decorations. When it comes time to decorate your home for the holiday, don’t overlook a very important area: your fireplace mantel. Decorating your mantel for Christmas is an easy and convenient way to make your home more inviting, add some holiday fun, and build excitement for the upcoming holiday. Not sure how to go about decorating your mantel? We’ve got some great tips for you!
Easy Christmas Decorating Tips for Your Mantel
Decorating your mantel for Christmas is great way to add more warmth and happiness of the holiday to your home. The best place to start is by picking a style of Christmas mantel decorations you’d like to use and then incorporating aspects of it into your mantel. Some of the most common Christmas decorating styles include:
Classic: To bring a classic touch to your mantel, hang a simple wreath with ribbons and pinecones, place pillar or taper candles in festive reds and greens on either end of your mantel, hang a garland from the front of the mantel, and place a small tree in the center and decorate it with simple Christmas bulbs, ribbons, and lights.
Modern: A more modern look can be achieved by focusing on silvers and whites with splashes of red here and there. Place white pillar candles, silver bulbs, and white and silver stars along the mantel, and a simple white or silver tree in the center. Top the look off with a rich velvet red ribbon hung along the front of the mantel.
Whimsical: For a festive whimsical look, bring some whimsy into your mantel decorating with Santa figures, nutcrackers, miniature presents, fun holiday prints, and candle holders featuring snowmen, reindeer, angels, and other cheery holiday favorites.
A Note About Safety
When incorporating Christmas mantel decorations into your home, remember to always put safety first. Avoid hanging anything too close to the fireplace itself, use flame resistant decorations, and never leave any lights on or candles burning when you are not home.
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