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How to Decorate your Fireplace for Christmas (not) Like the Griswolds

October 31st, 2013 | Posted by CurrentCatalog in Home Decor

How to decorate your Fireplace lighted garland Don’t sweat the whys and wherefores of how to decorate fireplace for Christmas without going over the top. There is no right or wrong way to decorate. It’s about finding the right decorating style to make your merry message clear. Follow these steps and you’re sure to have a fireplace everyone in the family can appreciate and enjoy.

How to Decorate Your Fireplace:

Step One – Select a Theme for Your Fireplace

Whether you want to share the original Christmas story or create one of your own, the fireplace is an excellent focal point for sharing the tale. Great theme ideas include trains, teddy bears, Santa Claus, snowmen, nutcrackers, and more. Some people even go with colorful Christmas ball ornaments (or ornaments that are all quite similar in color). The key is to select a theme you’d like to work with.

Step Two – Add a Little Green

Wreaths hang well above mantels and garlands are always a merry addition that takes away the harshness of stone or brick mantels and adds another degree of warmth to wooden mantels. It’s a great addition, either way, at Christmastime.

Step Three – Bring a Little Warmth with Lights

Lights are an essential part of all Christmas decorating. When it comes to your fireplace, adding string lights, especially if they are wrapped into the greenery, and candlelight, even if it’s the battery operated variety, makes your mantel look welcoming to all who enter your home. Try this beautiful lighted poinsettia garland.

Step Four – Keep it Simple Sweetie

This is one step the Griswold’s need to remember as they decorate for the holidays. It’s easy to let the holiday spirit carry you away, but try not to let that happen with your fireplace decorations.

These steps aren’t overly complex. Follow them to create a fireplace you’re going to love this Christmas. Check out our selection of ornaments and decorations if you find you’re running low on inspiration.

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