No matter what your hearth is made of or how it is designed or styled, with Christmas looming just around the corner then you are sure to be considering ways of decorating the area around your fireplace or stove hearth. It would not be wise to put decorations immediately next to or on the hearth but by dressing up the area around, you can create an amazing focal point for your home and
No matter what your hearth is made of or how it is designed or styled, with Christmas looming just around the corner then you are sure to be considering ways of decorating the area around your fireplace or stove hearth. It would not be wise to put decorations immediately next to or on the hearth but by dressing up the area around, you can create an amazing focal point for your home and add a great modern twist to the room with a glass hearth.
Go with glass
Glass hearths particularly look fantastic when the area around them is adorned as their transparent nature means that the natural colours of your floor show through, leaving you with a space that lends itself very well to being suitably showcased with trimmings.
Other materials will also go well with classic brick/stone fire surrounds. Your hearth and fireplace/stove are the key point of any room and offer an inviting and welcoming invitation to all that visit. In the winter, nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of the fire, toasting your toes and a few chestnuts at the same time!
As for decorations, whether you go for the very modern and contemporary or more traditional, there are plenty of ideas to provide you with inspiration. Just a word of warning however, before proceeding do keep fire safety in mind; don’t let flammable materials get too close to a fire or stove and fix decorations securely. Also beware small children being attracted to the fire and trying to remove things that may cause harm.
With that in mind, here are some Christmas hearth decorative ideas:
Old-fashioned vintage style
How about beginning with a walk into the woods and picking a few branches of holly and ivy and even mistletoe if you are lucky? Holly looks better with plenty of berries in place so be selective. When you get home, you can add spray paint in gold or silver, leave natural or even spray small branches and use them as mini trees – placed in a pot they will look stunning next to your hearth. Add strings of fairy lights, depending upon how much space you have. Pine cones can also look superb so let your imagination run wild.
Create a light show
Nothing looks more magical or festive than plenty of lights hanging around the hearth area. Use white or coloured fairy lights or candles and even mirrors can be used to create double the impact. Try going with a colour scheme rather than mixing up a multitude of colours; sticking with silver you could mix with blue or purple and with gold, opt for red or white. Alternatively, go all pastel with pinks and baby blues. All look fun and can be matched to your room or Christmas tree décor.
Say it with flowers
Alternatively, how about making your hearth and surrounding area really different with some Christmassy flower arrangements? They don’t have to be anything expensive and you can even collect from the garden. Let the children help and adorn the finished pots or vases with tinsel or glittery strands. Put a few strategically placed candles alongside your hearth will look sumptuous, particularly if it is glass as nothing makes the most of candlelight like illuminated glass does.
So there are a few ideas but feel free to come up with some of your own. Have as much fun creating the hearth Christmas decorations as you do afterwards when you sit back with friends, enjoying a cup of eggnog and enjoying your handiwork!