Best Holiday Homes: Fresh Fireplace Decorating Ideas
A decorated fireplace is key to getting that holiday feel — it’s the perfect place to showcase special decorations or to hang a lush garland, and where else would the stockings go? Here are a few dreamy examples to inspire your festive decorating.
In a space that’s all glamour, a simple mantle in a crisp white hue is the perfect showcase for an unpolished garland, which adds natural texture and the festive scent of evergreen to the room.
In this bright living room, modern architecture — like a simple, clean-lined fireplace — is a cool backdrop for woodsy holiday decorating. Get a similar look by sticking to an earthy palette (burnished orange and copper tones can give that holiday shine), and incorporate lots of natural textures. Simplicity is key: skip bulbs and ornaments in favour of a pared-back tree, and hang unadorned burlap stockings.
Flanked by windows and sitting just below a rustic antler chandelier, the fireplace is the focal point of this spacious room. It’s decked out in a garland of greenery and magnolia leaves, which pick up on the rusty tones of the tree’s decorations and echo the hue of the leather club chairs.
An ornate mirror, here topped by matching frames, is a trad counterpoint to this sleek, modern fireplace. Instead of bulbs or pinecones, nestle sweet ceramics and other trinkets into the garland for a more personal touch.
A stone-clad fireplace adds outdoorsy charm to this spacious dining room. The high mantel is an idea spot to display a collection of vintage serving trays, which add subtle shine to the space and pick up on the tall candlesticks on the table.
An oversized bough is an organic addition to this polished mantel, subtly adding texture to the polished marble surround. Add pinecones at regular intervals for another natural hit, and to pick up on the rich wood tones of the room’s furniture.
In this cosy living area, a charming cast-iron stove adds (literal) warmth — and a mod hit of matte black. Store your firewood in a rustic crate for a double dose of natural texture, and hang fireplace accessories on a sweet antler-shaped hook, which keeps them handy and feels festive at the same time.
A refined space with trad silhouettes and luxe surfaces can still feel fun and whimsical for the holidays. Candy-coloured decorations and a few quirky moments — like mod polka-dot stockings or that giant pear-shaped pillow, for example — are a playful counterpoint to this imposing marble fireplace. Deck out the mantel with vintage decorations in pretty hues for a sweet Victorian vibe.
Glittering baubles adorn the tree and garland, offering a glam counterpoint to the carved stone of fireplace surround. Tall mercury glass vases are another hit of shine, and they pick up on the coffee table’s mercury glass vase and candle holders, extending the luxe vibe throughout the room.
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