The fireplace gathers us on Christmas Eve and we want to assist you making it a main focal point in your living room. If you find it difficult to come up with something new every year but still want to make your mantelpiece stand out, have a look at the Mantel Christmas decorations ideas.
Mantel Christmas decorations ideas – how it all began
Mantel Christmas decorations ideas existed centuries ago since the fireplace was the most important place in the family life. There is a custom that on Christmas Eve an enormous log, called the Yule log, would be solemnly carried to the house and the master of the house would put it into the fireplace saying the prayers and sprinkling the log with oil, salt and mulled wine. The youngest of the children in the family would lit the log. It was believed that the cinders of the Yule log could protect the house from the malevolent powers. This custom dates back in time and is popular in most Europeans countries. Today smaller logs are placed on the tables as Christmas decorations.
Modern mantel Christmas decorations ideas
Modern mantel Christmas decorations ideas offer us a wide variety of choices and styles – traditional, country, unusual – everything is allowed in order to achieve a striking look. Candles, garlands of evergreens thickened with Christmas ornaments, wreaths of all kinds, shapes and colours, sparkling Christmas lights, ribbons, personalised fireplace Christmas ornament or the traditional stockings – we see all types of designs.
Holiday decoration in traditional colors
Mantel decorated with deer and burning candles
Elegant mantel decoration with a garland and candle holders
Christmas garland with golden ornaments and lights
An ivy garland and snowflakes decoration
Blue and white ribbons and ornaments
Burning candles always add holiday atmosphere
Traditional red and green garland with golden accents
A garland of blue and silver
Traditional wreath and garland in green with purple accents
Modern look to traditional colours – red pomegranates and trees in pots
Mantelpiece decoration with stockings and wreath