There is nothing I love more than cosy, Christmas fireplace decor during the festive period. I LOVE an original fireplace in a home as they add that period authenticity to a period property whilst creating a gorgeous focal point in a room. I personally don’t like fireplaces with a TV above them as they completely cut off the room. It’s much better to use as an area for a gorgeous mirror or clock, and it means there’s plenty of opportunities to decorate the fireplace for Christmas too.
No matter your budget or theme, there are so many different Christmas decor ideas for your fireplace. Here are 6 of my absolutes faves!
1.Build A Fireplace Wreath
It’s super easy to drape a piece of tree garland across the top of a fireplace, but I have been seeing some super gorgeous Christmas creations on a fireplace which are creative and easy to replicate.
To create something like the below you will need to gather plenty of dried/fake festive flowers. You can grab this from florists, Amazon, eBay and stores such as Dunelm Mill who have fake flower sections. Even Primark are pretty good for this currently.
Gather things like eucalyptus, holly leaves, dried fruit, firs and berries. Then start placing the stems onto the fireplace, there’s no wrong way to do it just keep adding the stems until it forms a well proportioned garland. You could intertwine fairy lights to complete the look. I just think it looks gorgeous and so effective!
2. A Classic Garland & Stockings
Nothing beats a classic garland to drape over a fireplace, it’s probably the easiest festive move and there are so many varieties available in the shops. I love a traditional garland with the addition of stockings. I adore these chunky knit stockings that I have mentioned before from Lauren Aston Designs. They are GORGEOUS and are perfect for a neutral, minimal Scandi interior. I’m not the most traditional Christmas colours lover, so something like this is perfect for me.
Chunky knit stockings – Lauren Aston Designs / Etsy
3. Christmas Banner Garland
I spotted this cute Christmas fireplace decor idea on Pinterest, they’ve still opted for a garland but instead of hanging stockings they’ve got this Noel banner garland draped over the front in like a hessian finish which gives it a lovely rustic feel.
Noel Banner – Similar from Etsy
4. Colourful Christmas Decor
This quirky take on Christmas colours is fresh, modern and super fun! I love the introduction of pastel colours and the cutest tree ornaments on the fireplace. It’s such a refreshing change from the traditional garland. With colourful stockings to match, and a banner garland.
Pom Pom stockings – similar from Etsy
Tassle Garland – similar from Etsy (you could easily make your own one of these though!)
5. All The Candles
How gorgeous does this look? This was themed for a wedding, but would look amazing as part of your Christmas fireplace decor. Pillar candles and candelabra look great, but make sure it doesn’t pose a potential fire hazard by a garland! I also LOVE this Christmas tree candle that I picked up from Etsy, it’s too perfect to light and would make a great centrepiece on a fireplace.
6. Wreath & Lanterns
There is something about this look that is so The White Company esque, don’t you think? The simplicity of this look is both traditional and extremely festive. Grab a couple of lanterns to place on either end of the fireplace (you might want to add a decorative bow like this for a festive touch), find a gorgeous wreath to place above it and intersperse some pillar candles too.
Black Lanterns – Nkuku
Here are just a few other similar Christmas fireplace decor ideas I cam across that are too beautiful not to share…
I have tried to link all items where I can for the various fireplaces so you can have a go at recreating in your home this Christmas. Whether you have a real or faux fireplace, these ideas are for all. You can really have some fun with these and it’s a great way to create a truly cosy Christmas for you, and your interiors! Do you have a favourite Christmas fireplace decor idea?