Top Tips to Decorate your Fireplace this Christmas
The festive season is quickly approaching, and you may be already planning Father Christmas’ visit - not to mention family or friends. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the preparations; from wrapping to cooking, entertaining to decorating, all the while taking the time to enjoy the festive season. That’s why we have put together 5 top tips to enrich your fireplace this Christmas.
If you’re more into the polished look, using stark chromatic accents around your fireplace adds a sense of regal and elegant style to the room. Top it off with a stag’s head over the centrepiece and you’ve got a setup anyone will be impressed with. Particularly with wooden flooring, this approach means you can incorporate bright colours into your colour scheme, like a red wall for example, which will bring life and inviting warmth to the rustic appeal.
Nothing beats a warm spot by the fire on a cold winters night armed with a cup of cocoa; especially if you have a wood burning stove, with the fireplace surround hung with a string of dimly lit lanterns and an embellished garland (do take care not to put any flammable or combustible materials close to your stove for safety). Adding accents of richly textured cushions and throws over with a pair of wooden rocking chairs is not only visually appealing for the festivities but also adds cosy comfort to the atmosphere. Your guests will thank you for it - throw down a fluffy cream rug and they’ll be sure to stay until Boxing Day.
If you already have a contemporary feel to your home and you want to add extra pizzazz for Christmas, greenery is a versatile yet traditional way to go. There are so many different variations of festive foliage to choose from. In addition to your tree, a garland with a stylish candelabra adds buckets of atmosphere. Try putting your own holly and mistletoe sprigs and boughs on tables for an organic natural festive flavour to your decor. Better still, why not add an exotic twist with an orange tree - the kids will love getting this ready for Santa Claus’ Christmas Eve snack!
We couldn’t go on without mentioning this year’s hottest trend in interior design. Hygge’s popularity stems from the comfortable practicality it embodies, and there’s no time of year more imperative than Christmas to make the most of it. Think about which rooms will be used the most and create a centralised hub for guests to move around and relax in. Accent your fireplace surround with holly and add a stunning wall canvas above to create an eye-catching focal point. Low to the ground furniture with tapering fine legs create the illusion of space and will keep a calm yet warm feel to the setting.
It’s astounding the difference a few well thought out decorative delights can make to your home. You’ll be an extra confident host when family gather round over the festive season - just leave them relaxing by the fire and enjoy!
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