Decorating your fireplace mantel adds a quality to the room. Of course, there are easy and creative themes to decorate your fireplace. The right time is during Christmas to decorate your fireplace. Christmas is the time that many of us get into planning Christmas fireplace decorations. Here are a few things to consider that should not be done. Knowing what should not be done is the best and to begin with:
Fireplace Interior Painting
Never paint the interior of the fireplace with bright colors; instead give black fireplace paint. This covers ugly stains and looks new.
Avoid using bright colors to the mantel. Ensure to check the color competes with the fireplace and the look should be natural.
Displaying Decoration Pieces
Christmas fireplace decorations are important and attract attention. You may decorate the mantel using favorite decoration pieces. Avoid cluttering the fireplace. Choose selective decoration pieces and rotate it regularly to have a new display throughout the festival.
Choosing Appropriate Decoration Pieces
Choose appropriate decoration pieces so that they are not too big or small. Match the room color scheme and the décor. Say No to kerosene oil lamps, books or wooden décor. Make sure the decoration pieces are nonflammable.
Do not arrange the decorations in one row, consider three dimensional look. This can be done by positioning the centerpiece to the front and the others to the mantel end. If required arrange groups of threes forming a triangle. Use glittery baubles and decorate with a mantel runner and lights.
Before Drilling Holes
Avoid hammering nails into your brick or hardwood mantel; instead use hangars to attach your stockings. The fireplace brick clips are ideal to hang stockings without causing any damage. Avoid using the mantelpiece to display all your treasured ornaments. Christmas fireplace decorations offer an opportunity to decorate, but be careful in choosing garland, drapes or silk floral sprays as they catch fire easily.