When it’s cold, dark and probably raining outside, is there anything better than curling up in front of a roaring fire? We may be biased, but we don’t think there is. As the festive season approaches, the everyday mantelpiece and fire surround comes into its own becoming the most prominent feature of any living room. Adorned with holly leaves, glowing candles and hanging stockings awaiting Santa’s arrival, we’re sharing some of our favourite festive fireplaces to get you into the Christmas spirit.
1. A very Nordic Christmas
For a stylish and colourful Christmas mantel, Nordic patterns and contrasting red and white make a fun and unique festive feature. This is one style that stands out if you have a white fireplace, and we all know red is the official colour of Christmas, nothing will look more festive than this. Add some ultra stylish fireside tools and accessories to complement this look.
2. Spell it out
Typography has been big in interior design this year, with it being prominent in stylish homes across Instagram and Pinterest. Christmas is no time to compromise your decor style, and this is such a simple way to make your mantle stand out. Head to your local craft store to pick up singular letters. Arrange them into festive phrases, with some holly leaves and fairy lights for an easy and eye-catching mantelpiece.
3. Grand, green & gorgeous
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a tree, so why not use two to give your fireplace a grand and traditional make-over? If you have a larger mantel piece this looks amazing, and will definitely get compliments from any visitors you have during the season. Use candles, baubles and festive trinkets to bring this impressive mantelpiece to life.
4. A new classic
Stockings hanging upon the mantelpiece have been the picture of Christmas for years past, and is one festive look that will never go out of style. Pairing a stocking with frosted branches and berries will create a timeless Christmas look to go with any interior design scheme.
5. Christmas for Scrooges
If you find the festivities all a little sickening, a simple and subtle mantelpiece may be more your style. With no mention of Noel or a single bauble in sight, this seasonal feature mantel will give your home a cosy feeling without spattering Christmas all over it. Avoid the more traditional yuletide greenery, and replace with candles and some stylish baubles strewn across one of our marble fire surrounds to recreate this classy fireplace look.