Cosying up around the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine and your favourite pud is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.
From minimalist to exuberant, traditional to rustic, here are five fireplace mantelpiece decorating ideas to get you in the holiday spirit and wow your guests this Christmas.
- RUSTIC LUXE
A style best defined as understated elegance, using rich earthy tones, metallic touches and fresh greenery against a neutral colour palette to give that ski chalet atmosphere. It’s both cosy and comfortable, and undeniably elegant.
- TRADITIONAL TOUCH
For most of us, Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends, with festive gatherings reminiscent of old traditions. Bring character and vintage charm to your mantelpiece with antique- and traditional-style decor touches in bright reds and greens in lively seasonal patterns.
- MARVELLOUSLY MINIMALIST
The no-fuss festive look is becoming increasingly popular. This style is all about hygge simplicity, celebrating nature and tradition in a subtle way. It’s a freestyle, calming look that uses subdued natural colours, fresh greenery and organic touches, with an unmistakable dark Scandinavian colour twist.
- CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY
This look is often found in grand houses with oversized fireplaces and high ceilings, but you can recreate it anywhere by incorporating mirrors, silvered glass and metallic accessories to give the space a dazzling, opulent sheen.
- NATURAL NOEL
The all-natural look is the easiest to source and replicate in your home. Forage for tree cuttings in your nearest forest or garden centre to fashion your own garland, use fresh flowers and greenery, add organic touches such as pinecones and burlap ribbon, and lots and lots of candles and lanterns.
Which style are you going for this Christmas? Need help decorating? Get the look on home-lust.com with our beautiful and unique Christmas decorations here: