There is nothing better than gathering around your fireplace on a cold winter day. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, it instantly adds warmth and charm to your home. But like other parts of your home, it deserves to be given a little TLC in the form of decorating to make it an aesthetically pleasing focal point of the room that it’s in. Here are some great ideas for decorating your fireplace:
Use a mirror to make your room look larger. If your fireplace is in a small room, hanging a mirror over the mantel can create an illusion of space. Choose a mirror that complements the personality of the room. For a luxurious feel, an ornate gold mirror adds a glamorous touch. Is your space more casual? Then a simple round mirror does the job. There are so many options!
Use flowers and foliage to add height. Choose planters of various heights and shapes and add branches and blooms to create a beautiful, natural landscape on your fireplace mantle. This does not have to be expensive! Check out thrift stores for planters and use items from your own yard to bring the outdoors in!
Are you a bibliophile? Well, you don’t have to hide your love of books! Proudly display them on your fireplace mantel. Whether you choose a monochromatic look or a colorful pattern, you will enjoy seeing your beloved books adorning your mantel!
A wood-burning fireplace adds an ambiance that cannot be matched. But it also means you need somewhere to store your firewood. There are many options for classy, unique ways to store your firewood to add to the charm and beauty of your hearth. 13 Indoor Firewood Storage Ideas
There is no place better than over the fireplace mantel to display your favorite piece of art or family portrait. Because it’s generally the center of the room, that means all eyes will be drawn to the fireplace and the space around it. So, if there is a piece of art or a photograph that you love, put it over the mantle where you can enjoy it all the time!
Add a pleasing touch to your hearth by place stylish baskets on it to hold cozy blankets and comfy pillows. Imagine kicking back in front of the fire with a good book, a cup of hot cocoa, a warm blanket and a plush pillow. What could be better on a cold winter day?
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