By Corrine Eide
The big countdown has begun, the holidays are fast approaching and I bet many of you are starting to decorate your homes and trimming those Christmas trees.
This is such an exciting time of year for many of us and it’s fun to decorate your home to reflect your family’s heart for the season.
If ever there was a holiday where people go over the top with décor, both indoors and outdoors it’s got to be Christmas. However many of us also like to keep it simple. Regardless of what category you fall into, once those decorations are up the room just looks beautiful. There is such a beautiful and whimsical thing about having all of your special ornaments out and lights twinkling, it makes you feel joyful just looking at them!
So I come to you today to bring a little holiday décor inspiration, just incase you needed it. Though if you’re anything like me, your home is already decorated! But just incase it’s not here are some beautiful mantels that are sure to jumpstart your holiday spirit!
I love the way they’ve used traditional red and green with simple candles, vases, and Christmas balls. And to hang your advent as a part of the décor is such a fun idea! I feel that this is an easy, and affordable way to decorate your mantel, but makes a big holiday impact!
This is another simple way to decorate while still making a big statement. Trim your mantel with foliage garland, ribbon, and some of your favorite candles or ornaments and you have a beautiful fireplace, hang a wreath behind like they’ve done in the photo and you have a lovely backdrop to your holiday season!
We are all familiar with the traditional stockings hanging from the fireplace, but how cute are these Santa hats they’ve used? What a clever way to change things up a little! I think the combination of Santa hats and snowmen are a very sweet idea if you want something that appeals to the young ones! Or the young at heart!
We haven’t forgotten about our friends who will be celebrating Hanukkah! How beautiful is this mantel! I love the recommendation they give to layer menorahs; with the mirror in behind I can just imagine the impact this look would have once the candles are lit.
This last look is beautiful as well, and because it can be difficult to find Hanukkah decorations to buy, this website (http://wheelerthree.blogspot.ca/2013/11/i-wanted-large-hanukkah-sign-for-my.html) has given you a step-by-step tutorial to help you create your own!
Regardless of the holiday you’re decorating for I hope you’ve found a little inspiration here! Decorate those mantels and tweet us your pics to @mrfireplaceltd, we’d love to see how you’ve been inspired.
Do you have a special way your family decorates for the holidays? Or do you change things up each year? Leave a comment and let us know!