Comfort and Joy, a Guide to Your Fireplace

Olive garland on fireplace

Our fireplace mantel has always been a focal point in our living room especially during Christmas time when it’s adorned with beautiful garland, stockings and Christmas decor.  I received so many questions about how I decorate at this time of year, especially the mantel and fireplace. Therefore, I thought I would share some inspiration and tips with you all. In our current rental unit (while we build) we don’t have a fireplace.  Honestly it’s one of the things I miss the most, especially on those cold winter nights. Plus, there really is something magical about sitting and watching the fire, with a hot drink in hand.

There are endless options and designs for your mantel, fireplace and surrounding area to fit your design aesthetic and needs.  Whether you’re choosing to update your mantel, picking out an insert, or simply purchasing some added accessories, such as screen or log holder to add some character we love the selection at The Home Depot. Their vast selection and well priced items is really unbeatable. I was so thrilled to find mantels similar to our custom built one in our home. I’m confident that you will find something from our inspiration board below, to cozy or update your holiday living space.

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Are you looking for a new insert or mantel? There are so many fantastic options at The Home Depot,  we have our top choices below.

Have a cozy cabin or the right fit for a wood burning stove? These give us all the feels to be in a chalet in a winter wonderland.

Screens and accessories, not only beautiful but functional!

Some of my top tips for decorating your mantel for the Holidays

1. Use clear command hooks on the top of your mantel to anchor your garland. You can attach the garland with wire to the command hooks to secure. Real garland always looks amazing, just be mindful that with the heat from the fireplace it will dry out quickly. There are some gorgeous faux garlands that won’t dry and out and will look just as beautiful too.

2. I love adding an ornament hanging off of some of the stockings. Mix and match stocking work well I like to stay  within the same colour-way and be playful with different textures.

3. Adding brass candlesticks and taper candles is sure way to create interest on the mantel. Always work in odd numbers for the most cohesive look. The same rule would apply with glitter houses, these always are a favorite at Christmas.

4. Add focal point such as a wreath, or painting that is larger in scale which will balance the area above.

Fireplace with olive branch garland


This post was sponsored by The Home Depot all opinions are my own.