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Decorating your Fireplace Mantle

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Calliope There have been 0 comments

A fireplace mantel is often the focal point of your interiors. While you start with various Christmas decorations, you can't forget beautifying the fireplace mantel, right? If you are searching for Christmas mantel decorating ideas, then you have clicked the right link. Here are some ideas that can spice up the fireplace mantel and give it a perfect festive finish

Decorating Ideas for Christmas Mantels

Refinish It
Before you start implementing different decoration ideas, it is essential to have the mantel cleaned up and refinished as well. Clean it thoroughly to give it a fresh look. Once this is done, go ahead with the following ideas that can make a great looking mantel. Also have the mantel top free of clutter if there are any objects placed over it.

Have a Theme
Having a decoration theme will give a well-defined look to the Christmas decorations. Why not have lovely color themes? Popular Christmas colors like red and green, red and white can be used to beautify the fireplace mantel. With a natural theme, you can include various elements of nature, like fruits, leaves, and flowers and jazz up the fireplace mantel. A sparkling fireplace decoration for Christmas with a glitter theme, where you can add various elements to illuminate and add shimmer to the mantel is a nice idea.

Add Christmas Accents
Well, here's the section that most of you were eager to read. Add up decorative elements to play up the homemade Christmas decorations. Start with a Christmas mantel scarf that is placed on top of the mantel. It is available in a number of designs and colors like red, white, green, etc. Next, add a classic Christmas mantel garland with bright poinsettias and unique varieties of conifers weaved in it. You can also add a wonderful Christmas wreath to the wall above fireplace mantel. Make sure that the elements used in wreath and garland are the same to have a classy effect. Further add a few red or other colored felt Christmas stockings, which are the 'must haves' of Christmas decor, to this mantel. These can be hung at the top border of mantel in a line. With each of these, add other elements like laces, metallic balls, flowers, leaves, miniature bells and candy cane sticks. Place candles with glass candle holders on the mantel. Place decorative metallic fruits and painted leaves to play up the mantel decor.

The Finishing Touch
Illuminate the fireplace mantel with a garland of mini lights. Further, place two classic candle stands with large candles in front of the mantel, on each side. Place a well decorated Christmas tree right besides this mantel. Other finishing pieces can be some snaps of your family, framed and placed over beautiful Christmas mantel or a decorative round mirror hung instead of the wreath. You can also have two large stockings hung besides the wreath or mirror over the wall. As mentioned above, a color theme works the best. Instead of randomly adding decorative items, make sure that you have a specific idea in mind. Finish with a golden or silver shimmery metallic garland to adore the mantel borders.

With the aforementioned ideas, get started to revamp your fireplace mantel. Make sure you have the best elements added for mantel decor to have ultimate decorations this Christmas.

This article was submitted on the Internet by author Santa Mann. Do you think that's his real name???


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