Eight simple ways to create a festive fireplace to wow your guests this Christmas
We know we’re biased, but there is nothing better than a cosy night in by the fire during the festive period. Whether you have a wood burning, gas or electric fire, here are our top eight simple ways to decorate your home for Christmas and make the most of your festive fireplace.
Simple and effective wall décor can be an easy way to bring Christmas into the home. Here, an addition of a bold red star above the Stovax Vogue 700 wood burning fire makes all the difference! If you have the time and budget, a refresh of the colour of built in log store alcoves can also bring festivity to your hearth – for us, the seasonal deep green looks perfect for this time of year, but will also look chic all year round.
If you like to get crafty, why not get hold of some natural foliage and create your own garlands? High ceilings can be difficult to dress for Christmas, but a simple festive garland transforms this kitchen space and adds a little wow factor to a room that is used a lot over this period of the year. If you have an electric fire built into your kitchen island, like this luxury Onyx Avanti corner electric fire, one easy way to style this area is to mimic the natural foliage in the form of some decorative garnishes on the worktop.
Some of our electric fires are available with the option of a mood lighting system, which are particularly ideal for placing in shelves around a fireplace. Here, the Gazco eReflex 150RW electric fire creates a gorgeous cosy glow, complemented by mood lighting above the fire which illuminates an array of Christmas ornaments!
One very quick and easy way to bring your whole living space together is to opt for a colour scheme with your decorations. For example, with this Gazco Huntingdon gas stove, we’ve opted for a simple red and white scheme, which is echoed across decorations on the tree, the foliage, and even the festive furnishings! Go one step further and choose matching wrapping paper to complete the whole look.
Shake up the norm and complement a light airy coastal vibe with rustic decorations. Instead of the classic fir Christmas tree, why not look for something more like this wooden minimal tree which brings the same festivity but with a more pared-back feel. This is particularly effective if you have a wood burning stove or fire like our Stovax County 5 log burner, continuing the natural feel throughout.
Talking of natural, one style that also suits this sort of theme is Scandi style. Christmas touches can feel festive even if more minimal – it’s all about simply creating the feeling of hygge like we have done here. Try a smaller tree and a couple of stockings – plus a hot chocolate ready to enjoy by the fire! If you like the look of the clean lines of the wood burner below, this is a Stovax Studio Air 2 log burner with 3-sided Profil frame.
Who doesn’t love fairy lights at Christmas? Whether you’re the loud and proud multi-coloured lights person, or prefer a muted golden glow, fairy lights come in all sorts of sizes and options and can be an effective way to decorate a living space especially if you have a more contemporary fireplace – like this gorgeous Onyx Liv 3 gas stove. Simple, but effective!
Lastly, but certainly not least… mantel ornaments. Perhaps the most classic way to dress a fireplace, mantel ornaments or dressing a mantel are both timeless solutions for bringing Christmas into your home – just like this Noel ornament on our Stovax Pembroke Mantel above the Chesterfield 5 log burner.
If you like any of the stoves or fires featured here, speak to your local retailer who will be able to talk to you about your fireplace options!