Elegant Golden FireplaceOverflow your mantel with Christmas cheer. Designer Lauren Lake creates a stunning display with a luxurious garland that drapes across the mantel and flows down to the floor. Decorate a wreath with pine cones, ornaments and golden flowers, and fill two glass containers with glittery pinecones for either side of the mantel. Two floral arrangements with strong vertical orientation add drama to the fireplace. Surround these with a bountiful display of gifts in shiny paper wrappings and finish it off with a seasonal white poinsettia on each side.
Winter Wilderness DisplayDecorate your home with a winter wilderness theme for Christmas. Designer Genevieve Gorder opens up the room by setting a large framed mirror on top of the mantel. To achieve her fresh, natural design, cover the mantel with different shades of green moss. Two glitter-covered vases hold arrangements of white branches to create a wintry feel, while small potted evergreens are highlighted with white string lights. For a playful touch, hang a piece of gray cloth with scalloped trim and white felt snowflakes around the perimeter of the mantel. Use the same supplies to make stockings and allow your loved ones to decorate their own with festive felt shapes.
Mod, yet CozyExperiment with nontraditional shapes. Designer John Gidding creates a square-shaped wreath with elegant scarlet and pale green orchids to give the fireplace a refreshing contemporary look. For a modern mantel of your own, add a garland of pale green leaves and accent the surface with different-sized translucent glass baubles. Stack a couple of crisp white linen pillows to add an element of comfort and romance and a few tall candles for those cozy winter nights by the fire. Bright white stockings and a variety of glass vases filled with bright green mossy rocks are the perfect finishing touches.
White Feathery MantelDesigner Sparkle Josh thinks a large mirror is the perfect focal point for a holiday fireplace. In addition to providing a fantastic backdrop for the decorations, mirrors open up the space. To create a glamorous fireplace display, hang a silver wreath with a glittery ribbon in the center of the mirror, and drape frosted pine garland across the mantel. Two large silver vases on either side of the mantel provide symmetry. Fill the vases with tall silver birch branches as a foundation and add large silver baubles to create a curved appeal.
Country Christmas TreeBring the outdoors in with a rustic country theme. Designer Monica Pedersen highlights the fireplace with a pre-lit evergreen garland that is enhanced with dried magnolia blossoms and magnolia leaves. Hang a large wreath in the center above the hearth, adding a few large pinecones for a festive look. A wicker basket full of attractive wood logs gives the mantel a quaint, homey appearance, while a few wrapped gifts of different sizes placed on either side of the fireplace make it all the more impressive.