Christmas Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas for 2012
Mantels are on top of our priorities when we think of living room or dining room decorations. They are super suitable for a large Christmas décor display, and even the surrounding area is great for placing statues and small faux tress. For 2012, we are showing you some of the best Christmas fireplace mantel decorating ideas to inspire you! Garlands are what we often use for Christmas decorations, but some types are recommended to give a cheerful shape for classic homes while others are better used for showing creativity and a nice looking modern home. Greenery garlands and natural items are amazing pieces to decorate your mantel with. Besides the candles and glowing statues, a mantel wouldn’t give you a warm feeling without its garlands.
Garlands are made of artificial greenery, which usually surrounds its whole body to hang from both sides, and then your furniture colors will draw your inspiration. Some garlands are bought with their ornaments, ready to use on any mantel. They are elegant, and you may also like to attach some hand dyed socks. The same idea is done with modern fireplaces; you only need to choose much more simple accessories like golden chains with Christmas ornaments. Small figures, statues, and crystals will make your house shine at night; however some people like to show a shiny touch with ball garlands.
Both types of garlands can be made at home with balls, silk flowers, fresh flowers, and greenery. You can use some long chains in silver or gold to make your favorite shapes and then place some glass balls with winter scenes inside. Candles with a diversity of holder types will help you with every color you decide on. The mantel shelf is an important part in the Christmas décor, especially when there is a big mirror or an empty space above. Mantels with decorative drawings or paint frames above will require less decoration than that of mirrors or an empty shelf space. You can hang any type of wreath above your mantel to match with your home furniture and color, or the garlands used beneath.
Many winter scenes can be displayed with artificial greenery, small trees, reindeers, Santa’s sleigh, crystal balls, amazing pearls, fairy light branches, glass vases with candles, big candle holders, and Christmas tree alternatives. Some bedroom or kids’ room mantels are also decorated in Christmas. For such purpose, use fewer decorations that give certain cheerful feelings in your kids’ room and touch the other bedrooms with comfort by using snowy items and winter decorations with nice luminary accessories to glow at night.