The best ideas to create a warm and magical atmosphere around your fireplace. They are so pretty, that Santa Claus will want to stay and live in your house. Decorate the fireplace at christmas in vintage and traditional style. Spending Christmas without decorating the living room could be considered a sin, since the area where you spend more time with the family should exude Christmas spirit from every corner. If you have the immense fortune to enjoy a fireplace, it would be unforgivable not to embellish it with garlands or candles, at least.
The fireplace is, neither more nor less, the entrance door of Santa Claus with the gifts, also the meeting place of the whole family and one of the most iconic pictures to represent Christmas at home. It is essential that you strive for a bright decoration, which can be more current or traditional, according to your taste or personal interests, because you can also live a sustainable and ecological Christmas with handmade ornaments.
To decorate the living room, and more specifically the rest area that accompanies the fireplace, you can opt for a vintage style, with nutcrackers and sleds; something more traditional, with a decoration in red and green, or choose a rustic atmosphere, based on natural elements, such as pinecones, pine branches or poinsettias. To accentuate the mantel, choose branches and garlands, mistletoe, poinsettias, handmade decorations or colored baubles, Christmas lights, and candles.
Try different interior options or consider a change of look. Choose more traditional or childish on Christmas Eve, and on New Year’s Eve, opt for a more sophisticated atmosphere. For example, if you have children, they will love that you decorate the fireplace with brightly colored balls, luminous stars, hanging Santa socks and garlands with gift boxes or trinkets.
Don’t let your budget suffer, you just have to dare to make DIY ornaments to decorate the fireplace, like these origami stars to decorate your house at Christmas. If you mix it with natural elements, such as berries or hydrangea bouquets, the result will be very original. Who has a fireplace, has a treasure, so enjoy it and shine it all year round with these 18 ideas to decorate the fireplace throughout the year.
1- WHITE AND RADIANT
The color palette marks the Christmas decoration of this fireplace, proposed by Habitat. It’s a very coherent combination of powdered tones with whites, which is only broken by the bright colors of the Christmas tree decorations. The lighting of the candles, arranged in highly stylized chandeliers, illuminates a beautiful composition on the mantel, with gift boxes wrapped in kraft paper and a vase with white branches.
2- A FAMILY FIREPLACE
We go back to childhood with this beautiful Maisons du Monde project. The Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments of red, white and bunched print tartan. There is a clear vintage evocation when adding the wooden sleigh to accompany the presentation of the gifts that Santa Claus has brought. Vegetable wreaths, in different sizes, a sprig of mistletoe and red candles are enough for a simple but very effective fireplace decoration.
3- BETWEEN RUSTIC AND NORDIC
The Spanish firm La Mallorquina presents this fireplace with Scandinavian style. A basket in natural fibers is in charge of putting the textiles in order, a plaid and two cushions with Christmas motifs, another basket is decorated with bouquets of dried wheat to give a natural touch. The fireplace is surrounded by a garland of pine needles, led lights and bows, in white fabric, with ornaments, in the shape of a bell.
4- THE MOST SOPHISTICATED MANTELPIECE
It is a modern approach, with clean and minimalist lines. The decoration of the fireplace refers to a beautiful selection of candles, in different shapes, and with elegant colors: white, dusty pink, green and silver. The real protagonism is dominated by the Christmas table, which has also been dressed with candles and plant centers with pine branches. Habitat decorative project.
5- A NICE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Get a very natural effect with bouquets of wild flowers and hanging plants. Use green bouquets, in different sizes, shorter in the center and long to run along the profile of the shelf. Then, put fabric or dried flowers, because the natural ones will dry with the fire. The fireplace will look like a garden, much more if you also decorate the wall with a floral wreath. Interior design by La Redoute Interieurs.
6- A FIREPLACE IN GREEN
Plants will always be an infallible deco resource, and much more at Christmas! Because apart from putting the tree in the living room, a garland of leaves will look great over the fireplace.
7- BRIGHT AND WELL LIT
Another of the eternal trends that fill Christmas rooms with life and that cannot be missing from your fireplace are garlands of lights. There are many types and styles, such as Christmas trees, which in this proposal have been chosen in different sizes.
8- THE MOST FLIRTATIOUS FIREPLACE
Trees, houses, socks… Decorate the fireplace with Christmas decorations, but choose them in matching colors. You will see how beautiful it is!
9- A NORDIC ATMOSPHERE
Whites, grays, creams… Choose ornaments in these shades to give your fireplace a perfect Nordic air to receive Santa Claus.
10- INHABITED BY SANTA CLAUS
If you want Santa Claus to stay at your house during all the holidays, you better choose some nice figures like these that surround the fireplace. And the heat is so good!
11- A SOPHISTICATED FIREPLACE DECOR
Sometimes a subtle detail is enough to get the Christmas flair and style. This fireplace that fulfills the function of a library, only needed a garland of fir branches and a wreath to win the prize. And of course gifts, lots of gifts …
12- FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
If there are several of you in a house, the fireplace is the ideal place to put your Christmas socks. Isn’t it really cool? With children, it helps to keep order and cleanliness, so make it easy with baskets and socks with their initials.
13- THE SIMPLEST SHELF
That laziness cannot with you! Decorating the fireplace is easier than you think. If you don’t want to invest time or money, a small banner and some fir twigs will achieve the Christmas effect with little effort.
14- CHIC ATMOSPHERE
Blue is a trend this season. Take advantage of it and take it to your Christmas decoration just like this fireplace with golden lights.
15- FIREPLACE IN RUSTIC STYLE
This rustic chic fireplace has been decorated with discreet beige socks, fir twigs and candles. Simply great!