If you live in a house that does not boast a vivacious fireplace and a classic chimney, then simply add a faux fireplace mantel and get started with the decorating! If there is one time of the year when you are allowed to go overboard, it is Christmas. So bring out the dazzling ornaments and choose rich color schemes to light up the mantel in style…
There are different ways, styles and themes in which one can decorate the fireplace mantel for the festive season. With most modern homes sporting distinct themes that are both understated and contemporary, a similar look in wintery white is a great choice for those who love to keep things simple. The chic and trendy decorating style for Christmas moves away from the morefamiliar hues of red and green. Smart turquoise, stoic grey, snowy white and glittering gold are all a part of this hot new Christmas decorating trend. Apart from using simple white as the perfect backdrop, the ornaments are kept to a minimum and seem like a natural extension of your living space.
Christmas is one time of the year when you can indulge in decorating your house with ornaments that might otherwise seem out of place! It is the charm and allure of the festival that makes the dazzle of red, green, yellow and white look perfectly normal and completely in tune with the rest of the house. So if you’re tempted to go bonkers with decorations and usher in a more traditional and colorful look, feel free to do so. Decorating the mantel with the classic colors can also be done in a restrained fashion with a few stockings and some shiny baubles. You can even decorate the mantel with a collection of family photographs to make it more unique and special.
The world is moving ahead on a path of sustainable design, and green alternatives are all the rave. Why not incorporate a bit of natural goodness into your Christmas mantel decorations by drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds and resources around you? Natural holiday fireplace mantel decorations look as aesthetically pleasing as the vignettes crafted from traditional Christmas ornaments. Using red berries, natural green leaves and twigs also costs you next to nothing while giving your interior a sense of freshness and joy. You can easily combine a few artificial ornaments with these natural decorations to showcase the right amount of bling!
Christmas and Halloween are the two holidays where your decorations attain their true splendor after sunset. While ornaments, figurines and decorations above the fireplace mantel look great during the daytime, lighting is an absolute must once darkness sets in. In fact, some mantels look far more appealing during nighttime thanks to the brilliant strings lights or the smart flickering of LED bulbs that are deftly arranged. As in every other aspect of interior design, it is lighting that makes or breaks your mantel decorations. Combine these twinkling lights cleverly with a few candles and you can create a dreamy, delightful vibe for your Christmas Eve.