It’s definitely wonderful to have a fireplace in the house so you should take advantage of that and transform it into a focal point for the room. The way you decorate around the fireplace makes a huge different not just for this particular area but also for the entire room. Here are a few ideas you can use as inspiration.
Place two or more vases on the fireplace mantel to create an interesting and elegant display. If the rest of the room has a symmetrical composition, then this is an opportunity for you to highlight this aspect with a symmetrical arrangement. If not, try to mix and match vases of different shapes and sizes.
Use the fireplace mantel to display your collections. Arrange the items according to size, color or shape but try not to include too many because then the whole arrangement will look like clutter. Select your favorite pieces and make them the center of attention.
Decorate with candles.
Candles are also nice decorations to use on the fireplace mantel. You can create all sorts of interesting arrangements using candles and votives with different shapes, sizes and colors. And when you light up the candles the whole ambiance will change in the room.
Another attractive idea is to decorate with flowers. Either put them in vases or in bowl or find other interesting ways to display them. They don’t necessarily have to sit on the mantel. Place a large vase in front of the fireplace for an elegant look.
Dress it up for the holidays.
The holidays provide you with the perfect opportunity to dress the fireplace mantel and the fireplace in general in a festive way. For Christmas, you can use pine cones, Christmas tree branches and decorations, for Halloween you can display pumpkins around the fireplace or hang spooky decorations, etc. flower wreaths are also nice for any occasion.