Winter is almost here, which means Christmas will follow up, so you’d better cozy up around the fireplace with these ideas!
If you live in the northern hemisphere, you might have noticed the days are getting smaller and the nights are growing bigger, meaning cold days and even colder nights. So now that you are putting your fireplace to use and the Christmas season is upon us, you should take some time to decorate it and make it look even cozier. Here are some ideas on Christmas decor for mantels that you should keep in mind for the upcoming weeks…
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If you live in a more traditional house, you can make the best of the most classic Christmas decor ideas. Christmas stockings should probably be in every mantel by this time of the year, but there are some other ideas that wouldn’t look half bad and they would certainly make your living room much cozier and ready to receive your family and friends. Check out some of our favorite traditional mantel decorations below!
Country house home decor was super in for the past year. Close the year with style and make sure to adorn your fireplace mantel with a natural garland that you can DIY, and the traditional Christmas stockings with your family’s name on them for a more personal touch!
If you’d rather keep it simple, you can get rid of all the garlands and stockings from previous years and create a more minimalist twist to your traditional living room decor. Go with a few Christmas decor essentials such as small Christmas tree in white and a lovely reindeer to add a more dramatic effect.
In the photo: Ellen armchair by Essential Home.
Finally, bring a fresh and new decor touch to your traditional brick mantel by adding something as simple as a thing fabric red garland and a few DIY clear vases with your family’s names on them, switching them for the more traditional stockings you used to hang.
If you have such an already lovely mantel as the one pictured above, you can take advantage of it and add just a few elements to make it pop. Some presents around your fireplace, a cozy rug, and a miniature sleigh are definitely guaranteed to make everyone love your Christmas home decor this year!
Scandinavian interior design is a trend that has been gaining momentum over the last couple of years and it looks like it is here to stay. With lots of white, grays and beige hues, it is almost like a permanent Winter wonderland has invaded your home and made it look comfier and more inviting. And here are some ideas on how you can decorate your mantel according to your Scandinavian living room decor.
You will be seeing a lot of stocking ideas for your mantel, which only makes sense, let’s be honest. These unique ice skating Christmas stockings go extremely well with the paper reindeer on the wall that looks just amazing on its own. Add a couple of candles to finish your look.
Scandinavian design has heavy Nordic design inspirations, keeping things very minimal. If this happens to be the case in your living room, one of the fireplace decorating ideas you can go with is just a couple of geometrically patterned stockings and a natural plant to highlight the outdoor inspiration of the Scandinavian style.
As far as Christmas decor for mantels go, you can also create your own mantel Christmas tree! On the inspiring photo above you can see how the designer decided to make their own minimalist mini-Christmas tree, and it looks just lovely. Again, don’t forget to add a few natural elements that will serve as accent pieces.
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