One of the best parts about having a fireplace in your home is getting it all dressed up for the holiday season. It’s the perfect spot to show off your best decorations during the winter. But you can’t fit every cute decoration up on the mantel, which means you must decide which items will make the cut. These ideas should help you figure out how to decorate one of the best display areas of your home.
Hang Your Stockings
Among the main advantages of having a fireplace is how easy it is to hang your stockings. Instead of putting holes in your walls you can hang your stockings from weighted stocking holders in a variety of cute designs. If your stockings will be particularly heavy this year, you can buy metal mantel clips for a little more support. Either way, hanging stockings is a simple but festive way to decorate your fireplace.
Drape a Garland Over the Mantel
If you want a natural look this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with garland. You can find garlands in several varieties, from pine or cedar to berry or tinsel. You can even find garlands with a dusting of “snow” on the leaves. Regardless of which garland you choose, you can easily line your mantel with it and add a few smaller accessories — including stockings!
Festive candles and candleholders are available nearly everywhere as the holidays approach, and your mantel is the perfect place to put them. You can put plain candles in large hurricane vases for an elegant look, or you can find candles and candleholders shaped like snowmen, Santa Claus and other common holiday characters. And, of course, a Menorah looks beautiful right in the center of any mantel.
If you don’t have a fireplace mantel to decorate for the holidays, come to Sconset Landing to find a condominium or townhome with one! We’re located in a beautiful private wooded enclave within Hanover, MA, and we’d be happy to show you an upgraded property with a fireplace just waiting to be decorated.
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