A fireplace is often a focal point of any room, and at Christmas you’ll want to make it a real eye-catching feature. If you need a little inspiration getting your fireplace looking festive for family or friends coming, we’ve got some great decorative ideas to get you started:
Add some joy to your fireplace with a festive garland. You can buy some artificial garland and decorate it using a mix of fresh foliage and combine it with artificial hips and berries.
Once you’re happy with the look of your garland, carefully carry it over to your mantelpiece and drape it across the top so that it cascades evenly down either side.
Candles and tealights
Candles add atmosphere to any setting and they work particularly well over a fireplace. They look great in glass candle holders when placed among other decorative items such as picture frames or flower arrangements.
You could also try incorporating foliage amongst candles on a tray as shown on this beautiful display using pine cones, sparkly twigs and cinnamon sticks – perfect for those Christmas candle-lit dinners and late-night party gatherings.
With your log store stacked, the last thing you will want to do is make that dreaded journey out into the cold for more fuel supplies, so fill your log basket allowing the logs to dry out fully before loading them onto the fire. You can also decorate any unused areas of your fireplace with logs.
Finally, no fire is complete without roaring flames. If you’re finding yourself wasting too much time with paper and matches which only clutter up your fireplace, you’ll love the electric Grenadier Firelighter. This award-winning device lights fires without fuss and helps get roaring flames within minutes to complete a real festive fireplace.