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3 Ways To Style Your Mantlepiece For Christmas

A fireplace is a great way to start decorating for christmas because it’s usually the forcal point of a room. It can sometimes be tricky to decide exactly what you want to do with it because of how small and narrow space can be. 

I’ve included a few options to suit a rand of different aaesthetics from the colourful and eclectic to the simple and understated. Happy Decorating 

Christmas tree with string lights

Golden Glow:

The christmas lights aren’t just for the tree. To giving your mantlepiece that holiday glow, add fairy lights, tea lights and candelabras. 

If you have a garland, embed your lights or make a simple and easy centrepiece by folding them into an empty vase or two.

To finsh off this beautiful understated arrangement is to add a gold bottle brush tree, faux foliage and metallic accents. 

You can also try to lean different sized decorations against the wall and layer them in front of one another for a relaxed display that feels perfectly undone. 

A fireplace is a great way to start decorating for christmas because it’s usually the forcal point of a room. It can sometimes be tricky to decide exactly what you want to do with it because of how small and narrow space can be. 

I’ve included a few options to suit a rand of different aaesthetics from the colourful and eclectic to the simple and understated. Happy Decorating 

Maximalist:

If you don’t go big on christmas, then when can you? This style of mantlepiece decor is all about the F-U-N! Filling the narrow ledge with thick foliage to create depth and movement. You can go for faux greenery or fresh garland, it’s totally your choice.

When it comes to maximalist styling, more is more. This means you don’t hold back on both colour and texture. The greenery of the foliage is the centrepiece of the display, as it creates fluidity and usual balance nestle into the thick garland and hanging from the mantlepiece provided the prefect contrast against a dark wall.

For a forcal point balance, add a pair of pillar candles, vases or lanterns at either end of the mantle to add symmetry. And finally for a playful and electric twist, simply add ina non-traditional ornament.

Cosy Vibes:

If you are wanting a stylish feel but also still looks cosy, then stick to a very simple colour scheme of frosty hues and gold for a fuss-free mantle that still provides a big impact.

A nordic white stars will create a classic and restful mantle, while the gold candelabras give that hint of opulence.

The simple pillar candle keeps the focal point from becoming overly crowed in the centre and the height of the candelabras creates just enough balance. This is prefect if you want something subtle but undeniably festive!

 

Tips To Consider For Styling:

Vary Height- Tall candelbras and stacked books are a great way to draw the eyes upwards into the vertical space and elevating your smaller decoratins. 

Don’t Forget To Use The Whole Space- To create a visual interest below the mantle, hang festive bunting or stockings across the fireplace. 

Avoid Straight Lines- To help establish depth on a narrow mantlepiece, cluster your items together, stagger some slightly in front and some behind instead of just linging them up side by side.

Stick To Odd Numbers- The best visual display arrangements are items are grouped in odd numbers, especially threes. 

Complement Your Colour Scheme-  Tie your mantlepiece colourrs with the rest of your living space, whether it goes with your sofa, a feature wall or a piece of artwork. 

Add In A Living Element-  Whether it’s faux or real, adding in some festive foliage will not only add some life to your mantle as well as a great blank canvas to work with, plus when you’ve got that in place you can layer it with colour, texture and light to your hearts content. If your not wanting to go all-out with the holiday spirit, like full garland, then you can experiement with sprigs of fresh encakyptus, berries or branches of fluffy cotton flowers. 

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