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Fireplace Mantels For The Holidays

By November 14, 2018November 20th, 20182 Comments

Fireplace mantels become the focal point in many homes for the holidays. The warm crackling fire and the beautiful display on the mantle. What conveys warmer thoughts!

The traditional look of greenery and poinsettias on fireplace mantel is classic around Christmas. As beautiful as those are I am now gravitating towards more of a winter theme vs. the holiday theme. Maybe I am getting lazy in my old age, but I do like getting longevity from the fruits of my labor!

However you dress your mantel it is personal, traditional and will leave everyone with a warm feeling of the holidays. Here are some ideas to inspire you, as they have me, over the years.

Themed display for the fireplace

Of course, there is the traditional red and green theme. Then there is the white and blue. I do like blue mixed with the silver toned items and crystals giving a wintery feeling to the display. Using a mix of branches- spray painted in white. Consider using mini spruce trees or force some bulbs for longer lasting floral display. Having these items mixed with ornaments and other accessories gives the display a bit of organic feel.

fireplace mantel

The blue with the white creates a cool room that feels very wintry. Combining the blue with natural greens on the mantel it feels warmer. Adding paperwhites and amaryllis are beautiful elements to combine with these colors. Of course classic silver and gold can add a touch of elegance. These colors can be used into the new year.

gold on a fireplace mantel

Take advantage of items that are natural in your area. In the South and where magnolia branches are abundant, take advantage of them and mix them with fruits and warm candlelight to create a striking mantel. In the north consider using conifer branches. The deep green will lend interest and softness to your fireplace mantel displays.

Of course, using red and green to decorate a mantle is always handsome and agreeable with the colors of Christmas. I love the statement that these carnation wreaths make, such a pop of color!

carnation wreaths

In my search of favorite mantels, I came across this adorable idea for the apartment dweller or home that might not have a real fireplace mantel to decorate. Create a canvas with chalkboard paint to set the ambiance.

chalk board fireplace

However you decorate or create your mantel, it will bring warmth and the joy of the holidays to you and your family. Merry, Merry!

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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