When you begin to decorate your home for the holiday season, remember that the purpose and parameters of holiday décor are the same as decorating your home any other time of year – creating a comfortable space for your loved ones to gather, enjoy each other, share old memories and create new ones.
There are no limits when it comes to decorating ideas for the holidays, given the myriad of traditions that vary from one home to the next. However you and your loved ones will be celebrating the holidays, your Christmas decorated fireplace mantel can be a main display in your overall décor. Whether you are trying to create that cozy feeling of home, or you are going for an over-the-top theme to wow your guests, your fireplace can be the focal point of any room that it occupies.
Because your Christmas decorated fireplace mantel is such a strong element, the décor you choose for the fireplace should be echoed all around the room for consistency. And if your holiday tree and fireplace share the same room, you definitely want both to duplicate a similar theme, because you don’t want them to compete with each other – rather, you want them to complement one another.
Keep in mind that your theme will be influenced by the room where your fireplace is located. For example, a fireplace in the den is going to have a different decoration style and create a different kind of mood than a fireplace in the bedroom. In other words, you do not necessarily have to duplicate the same theme and/or design on every fireplace mantel.