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Nothing says Christmas like cosying around a fireplace when the weather is freezing cold outside this winter. It’s the best time of year for a glowing fire and what better location to show off your favourite Christmas decorations than the centre of the room around your mantelpiece? Whether you’re a fan of tinsel, garland, or candles, we’ve got a selection of ideas to get you into the festive spirit at home. Here’s our top 10 Christmas fireplace mantel decorations to give you the inspiration!

  1. Christmas Garland


Always a favourite item of festive decoration, Christmas garland can be as traditional or as contemporary as you like. Simple to display but highly effective around your fireplace, this is a great way of decorating your room.

  1. Tinsel


Perfect as a final touch, tinsel is versatile enough to fit around any objects or ornaments you already have displayed on your fireplace mantel. It can also come in various colours and lengths to match the rest of your Christmas décor.

  1. Christmas Lights


Brighten up the atmosphere of your room with some small Christmas lights which can be draped around your mantel. A wonderful decorating idea for adding that extra bit of sparkle to your fireplace.

  1. Festive Candles


Candles are always a welcome addition to any room and at Christmas time they are particularly special. Choose from candle jars or festive candle holders to make your room not only like nice, but also smell welcoming too.

  1. Christmas Wreath


The fireplace offers the perfect position for displaying your Christmas wreath which may be filled with pine cones, holly and ivy. Not only is it wonderfully traditional, it will also make a statement piece in the centre of the room.

6. Stockings

Hanging Christmas stockings from your mantel provides a great way of decorating your room and offering practicality as you can place a few small gifts in them. They are also available in a huge range of colours and styles to fit with the rest of your decoration.

  1. Christmas Signs and Plaques


Display your favourite festive phrases and words on signs and plaques on your fireplace mantel. Perfect for drawing attention to your fireplace, signs are easy to display and will add a Christmassy touch.

  1. Mini Christmas Trees


There’s always a place for Christmas trees around the home and the mantel is another option for displaying some mini ones. Whether you’re preference is traditional green or a more modern white, black or silver, there will be a style for everyone.

  1. Christmas Cards


It may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget that Christmas cards make great items for festive decoration around your fireplace. The mantel offers the perfect place for display and quick access so you can keep coming back to read your heart-warming messages from family and friends.

  1. Pine Cones


For those who treasure a more rustic look at home, pine cones are a natural and traditional choice of display at Christmas. You can choose to gather lots together at the centre of your mantel, or place them more sparsely to suit your style of décor.

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