Ideas to decorate fireplace for Christmas : best 40+ ideas

Ideas to decorate fireplace for Christmas : best 40+ ideas

For those of us in the northern hemisphere there is a very typical element of Christmas (besides the tree), and it is the fireplace. Yes, it is true that we do not find them in all houses , but those who are lucky enough to have one, surely do not miss the opportunity to decorate it according to the dates. Would you like to know how to decorate the fireplace at Christmas ? Few corners of the home can present themselves as warm and welcoming as this one. If to this we add the magic of Christmas decorations , the result can be great. Without further ado, let’s see some ideas for Christmas fireplaces .

Best 40+ ideas to decorate fireplace for Christmas

Christmas trees by the fireplace

The arrangement of the rooms can vary greatly depending on each house and its square meters. However, having a Christmas tree by the fireplace is perhaps one of the most Christmas pictures that we can imagine. This example perfectly illustrates how both elements complement each other, always following a decorative thread, in this case, white.

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Christmas socks in the fireplace

When thinking about Christmas fireplaces , there are elements that should not be missing, for example, socks or Christmas boots . The most traditional ones will surely bet on models in which red and green are part of the pattern. However, we can also choose Christmas socks in neutral colors such as white, beige or brown.

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Christmas socks for the fireplace

Minimalist Christmas fireplaces

If you are one of those who prefer minimalist environments, if your fireplace moves away from those large and robust models, made of stone or exposed brick, you may be interested in another type of decoration. A subtle Christmas wreath , in red tones, and a simple sock, can be enough to show that Christmas has also come to your house.

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A very leafy fireplace

We love the Christmas decorations on this lovely fireplace. On this occasion we have chosen to use garlands that imitate green leaves very well, to give it an appearance of branches that hang from it. The decoration is complemented with garlands of lights and the inevitable Christmas boots.

Ideas to decorate the fireplace at Christmas

Red and green for a Christmas fireplace

Without leaving much of the previous example, we find a fireplace in which the vegetation is also a direct part of the decoration . However, in addition to green, it has been chosen to give it a touch of red, an indisputable Christmas color. Garlands with red berries, mistletoe and natural brushstrokes thanks to the textile and the wooden wall.

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A Nordic Christmas

A clear example of a Christmas Nordic fireplace could not be missing. White continues to be the absolute protagonist. However, decorative elements with wood are also used to provide warmth. Again the Christmas stars are positioned as the chosen decorative symbol; and they are one of the many typical Christmas decorations.

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Christmas fireplaces decorated with candles

Another quintessential Christmas item are candles. This time we see a proposal that we have loved. The candles are in charge of giving a unique Christmas touch to this fireplace. Many have been used, some in candle holders, others in lanterns. The truth is that the result is beautiful, and we can place as many candles as we can think of.

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Not enough ideas , then here some others

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NEXT TO THE TREE WITH MIRROR AND CANDLE HOLDERS

Decorating your Christmas fireplace is easier than you think. Before placing any decoration, clean the surface well and leave the elements that are normally on it , such as the mirror or a painting. If you place the tree next to it, the stamp will be a photo. This is what the interior designer Laura Mas did in this room. To the mirror he added empty gold frames of different designs to give it movement and a pair of candle holders in the shape of lanterns. A great success! Sofas, designed by the decorator, made to measure. Coffee tables by Little House.

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IN DETAIL: BRANCHES AND BALLS

A few simple natural pine branches , collected from the ground if you live near the countryside, or artificial — there are so real that they absolutely give the punch — are enough to decorate the Christmas fireplace. Green and gold make a good pair. Reserve some Christmas tree decorations to place here, for example loose balls in metallic tones. And, of course, don’t forget to finish off with a luminous led strip that adds more charm.

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SCENTED CANDLES AND CROWN

If your fireplace mantel is low, like the one in the image designed by Alto Interiorismo, decorate it also with candles and candle holders to give it that romantic touch, when the natural light goes away. Choose different models of candles that vary in size. If they are with aromas, opt for the woody ones. And in the part of the bell, how about hanging a Christmas eucalyptus wreath ? You will see how well it looks!Sofa and coffee tables, Alto Interiorismo. Silk Gold Bamboo Rug , by BSB.

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A CROWN IS ENOUGH

If your fireplace does not have a mantel, but is integrated like the one in the image, go for simple ornaments. For example, a green wreath with white or red berries will be enough to decorate the fireplace for Christmas. You can center it or hang it on the side closest to the tree. Notice how it stands out with the wood in the background. Fantastic!

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WITH GOOD STAR

You will see that in the decoration of Christmas fireplaces the most recurrent thing is to place a green garland but there are also other options. If you are not one of those who put a star on the tree, use this symbol to decorate the mantel, as the Aresta architecture studio has done in this room. Choose them of different materials and sizes and some luminous ones. Place a path of lit candles and enjoy the whole sitting in your armchair!Coffee table, in Dimoni Gros Interiors. Christmas tree, from Coton et Bois.

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RED HOT

In this vintage- cut fireplace, its surface has been decorated with different stars: these are made of red enameled wood and thus stand up super pretty. They are so discreet that they allow you to enjoy them all year round. Dare with original ornaments and upload the photo of your Christmas fireplace to Instagram. You will see how many likes you accumulate!Christmas tree by Parlane.

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A VERY DIY FIREPLACE

There are so many ways to decorate your fireplace for Christmas, that this holiday season you will have no excuse not to. If Christmas crafts are your thing , try making a paper garland and hang it over the fireplace. In this image, the garland has been stamped with stars. And where do you think they have gone? Cards that decorate the tree, made with Scrap House material. Garland in the fireplace, by Marisa Bernal and Christmas tree, by Jardiland.

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IN DETAIL: PAPER ORNAMENTS

Well yes indeed! The paper stars cut out of the cards have been used to decorate the mirror. Tape them with double-sided tape to make them appear to float. Interior designer Meritxell Ribé has adorned the mantel and fireplace with candles everywhere and paper balls. Copy the idea!

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IT SMELLS GOOD!

If when you dress your house to party you don’t like to recharge it, the same goes for decorating the fireplace at Christmas. On many occasions,  beauty is found in simplicity . Proof of this is this Christmas fireplace, in which the interior designer Elena Jiménez has chosen a natural eucalyptus garland that, in addition to decorating, perfumes. And on one corner of the mirror he has supported a crown.Sofa, Muntaner model , by Coton et Bois. Carpet, by Francisco Cumellas and mirror, by Catalina House.

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IN DETAIL: GLASS PIECES

The garlands with berries are worth by themselves to decorate but … What if you add candles and pieces of glass so that the light of the flames is reflected in them? You will create magical effects! Here in this picture , ideal cut glass candle holders and candlesticks have been chosen .

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PINE BRANCHES TO DECORATE

In this other version of the fireplace decorated for Christmas, Dafne Vijande proposes to carpet the mantel with green pine branches with their characteristic needles. Take a walk in the field and you will surely find a fall on the ground. Don’t tear them off!Luscious model sofa , round cocktail tables, wool rug and nesting tables, all from El Corte Inglés.

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IN DETAIL: DIFFERENT WHITE CANDLES

Dafne has decorated the branches with white candles of different thicknesses. They are like the icing on the cake. Alone or with other decorations, they are perfect to decorate the fireplace at Christmas.  Have you seen the new Vegan Return candles   by Cerabella in the shape of little houses?

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WITH PINE BRANCHES AND CONES

The metallic tones are experiencing a rebirth in decoration and at Christmas they reach their climax. A trend that you can also transfer to Christmas fireplaces. The decorator Dafne Vijande was inspired by the golden frame of the mouth of this fireplace when choosing the Christmas decorations. Gold and copper alternate between a bed of green branches decorated with natural pine cones. Oxford linen Chester sofa , Flokati rug , jute poufs, Calia model iron and oak wood coffee tables, Kerala round side table and Alps Christmas tree . Everything from El Corte Inglés. 

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IN DETAIL: THE MAGIC OF METAL

And to enhance the presence of metallics, what better way than to add balls, candle holders and candlesticks among the green pine branches. Naturalness and distinction are fused in a single super elegant environment that will not leave anyone indifferent.

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DECORATE THE EMBOUCHURE

Another way to decorate Christmas fireplaces is the one proposed by interior designer Meritxell Ribé: hang the garland from side to side of the mouth and fill the shelf with candles embedded in amber glass candle holders. Do you have a mirror leaning against the fireplace? Decorate it with golden star-shaped pendants. And if it’s not too cold outside to light the fireplace, all the better. So you can fill your interior with candles and give it this glamorous look.Tree and garland, from Jardiland. Mirror, by Mavi Lizán. Balls, by Acanto and Blaubloom. Candle holders, from Foimpex and stars, from Blaubloom.

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FIREPLACE IN GREEN AND RED

And how do interior designers decorate their Christmas fireplaces, you ask? Meritxell Ribé, for example, has chosen traditional tones and pieces to decorate her living room. In the fireplace nothing is missing: wreath, garland, lights, stars, trees, snowy houses and even socks to make Santa’s work easier!Sofa, armchairs and coffee table, by India & Pacific. Carpet, curtains and chest of drawers, from the Meritxell Ribé Studio. Socks in the fireplace, by Blaubloom. Little houses with lights, by Foimpex. Christmas tree, from Jardiland.

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LOOK FOR A HARMONIOUS DECORATION

I mean, think global. Although it is about decorating the fireplace for Christmas, it is still one more piece in the whole living room or dining room. So so that it does not clash, follow the same decorative thread.Coffee table, by Carolina Blue and armchair, by La Maison.

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WE SURRENDER TO THE AMERICAN STYLE

There is no Christmas movie where socks do not come out with gifts to overflowing, especially, if they are American. Socks have been gaining prominence in Christmas decorations and hanging them over the fireplace looks great. And if not, check out these fun boots packed with gifts. Learn about the origin of this tradition and other curiosities about Christmas.

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WOOD, METAL AND PAPER

Along with the tree balls, the stars are one of the quintessential Christmas decorations. Just from the tree? Noooooo! And proof of this is this Christmas fireplace decorated with them in different materials. Have you noticed how well they look with books?Armchair, by Azul-Tierra. Purple Christmas balls, lined medallions and a big star, by Marisa Bernal. Golden balls and mirror stars, by Muubs. Pink balls and wooden pendants, in Foimpex.

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GREEN, ALWAYS THE PROTAGONIST

The green-gold combination is a true Christmas classic. And it is not surprising because it is phenomenal. Take a look at this fireplace with a white mouth,  decorated with green branches, candles and small golden frames. Metallic pendants in the shape of stars hang from the branches. And in the gold mirror, a perfectly centered green crown. To finish off the corner, a side table boasts a eucalyptus bouquet and golden candle holders.Night table, by India & Pacific.

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BLUE AND GREEN TONES TO SURPRISE

What more than traditional do you prefer an innovative decoration? Take note of this other suggestion from interior designer Meritxell Ribé based on turquoise tones. The tree ornaments have been chosen in blue to contrast with the green. Silver, gold and green have been chosen for the decoration of the Christmas fireplace Do you want to see the ornaments more closely? Go to the next image.Sofa, armchairs and coffee table, by India & Pacific. Carpet, curtains and chest of drawers, by Estudio Meritxell Ribé. Tree, from Jardiland. Silver balls, from Blaubloom. Blue balls, from Foimpex. Cintas by Scrap House. Star with light, from Cottage Little House.

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IN DETAIL: DECORATE IN SILVER

White, blue and silver evoke the cold and snow so typical of winter. And that has been the leitmotif of the decoration of this Christmas fireplace with candle holders decorated with flakes, luminous garlands and branches with berries in cold tones. All very Frozen!

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DECORATE THE FIREPLACE WITH A GARLAND (OR TWO)

The fireplace + mirror tandem works very well. Decorate them together, as in this decorative vintage- style fireplace Choose a leafy garland in green for the mantel and let the ends hang facing the floor. Meanwhile, in the mirror, hangs another similar garland, as a smile. Just garlands? It depends on your taste. If you want to decorate the fireplace with other objects, in the following image we reveal which ones are best for you.Metal sofa and pedestal table, by Velafusta. Coffee table, fireplace insert and mirror, from Cottage Little House.

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IN DETAIL: PATINA TRIM

vintage fireplace is perfect for ornaments in the same style. Choose a wreath or combine different types of green branches pine, eucalyptus, laurel … And among them intermingling tealight or  candle holders of different materials with aged finish: glass, tile, metal type galvanized brass, zinc or bronze .. You will find them in Nordic-style firms, such as Affari or House Doctor.

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CHRISTMAS DECORATED FIREPLACE WITH MINI TREES

The Christmas tree is the epicenter of the holidays. In addition to placing the great model in the living room, there are other smaller ones with which you can decorate side tables, bookshelves or the mantelpiece. In the image, the interior designer Dafne Vijande has chosen some mini fir trees in green and ocher very much in keeping with the rest of the decoration.

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FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS

A lush green garland is the chosen element to decorate the mantel of this generous Christmas fireplace. It is finished off at the ends with a trio of white candles  of different sizes. In the center space has been left to place a pair of mirrors. Have you noticed the original arched mouthpiece? If you want to see the rest of the decoration of the Christmas fireplace in detail, go to the next photo.Coffee table, in Coton et Bois. Christmas tree, from Jardiland. Iroco wood flooring.

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IN DETAIL: WITH CROWN AND STARS

Here you have the closest fireplace so you can better see its careful decoration. A straw wreath has been suspended in the front of the fireplace, in the center of which hangs a star-shaped ornament. Similar to this, and others in the shape of a tree, have been distributed around the ends of the chimney. Hang them at different heights to add dynamism to the deco. The candles are also repeated on the floor symmetrical to those on the mantel.Christmas tree, from Jardiland. Coffee table, from Coton et Bois.

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VERY CREATIVE DIY IDEAS

If every year you think of different decorative solutions for the fireplace and this year you are not too inspired, let the little ones help you. In this children’s bedroom, the girls have been the decorators (with the help of the decorator Olga Gimeno). Huge wool pompoms hang from the ceiling and in the fireplace, which occupies an entire wall, there are lit houses, rag dolls, decorative words in wood and a huge cardboard heart made by the girls. Nor could they miss the socks for gifts.Coffee table, by India & Pacific. Wool rug, from BSB.

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STARS THAT FLOAT IN THE CHIMNEY

Sometimes the fireplaces serve only a decorative function, as in this case. So you can illuminate its interior with a family of candles. The mantel has been decorated with a green garland intertwined with a light one. Silver stars hang from them at different heights that give the sensation of floating. If you have a mirror above the fireplace, place the tree right in front of it so that it is reflected. When you light it up, your living room will be filled with magic.Coffee table, by India & Pacific. Mirror, by Mavi Lizán. Table lamp, by Cottage Little House. Wooden pavement.

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TRADITIONAL FIREPLACE DECOR

When there are children at home, color should prevail in Christmas decorations. Red and green will be the most appropriate, as they have been chosen in this symmetrically decorated room: two sofas, two table lamps, two heart-shaped wreaths hanging from the blinds … opted for a green garland with red trim. Do you want to see it more closely? Look at the following image.  Sofas, by Ascensión LaTorre. Christmas tree, cushions, lacquered coffee table, scissor tables, curtains and linen blinds; all of Coton et Bois. Lamps, by Becara. Fireplace design by Asun Antó, from Coton et Bois. Carpet, by Coco-Mat. Wooden parquet.

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IN DETAIL: BET ON RED

Gingerbread cookies, hearts and fir trees with the color red as the protagonist are the decorations that have been hung all over the green garland. In this way, not only the front of the fireplace is decorated but also the sides through which it falls. Use twine on the ornaments to give them a more natural look. You will see what joy they bring to the living room with their striking colors!Mantel decorated with garland, hearts and cookies, by Coton et Bois. 

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WITH CHRISTMAS CARDS

Do you miss the mailbox full of Christmas? The virtual congratulations will flood your electronic devices one more year, but far from falling into nostalgia, think about how fun they are. If you still receive a postcard on paper, do not hesitate to decorate the living room with them: hanging from the fireplace, as garlands or in the mirror, as in the image. And on the ledge, you know, green branches and candles.Oak and Linen Sofas, Pouf, Coffee Table, Mirror and Armchair by Hanbel. Floor lamp, by Almazen. Painted wood bookcase, by Maisons du Monde. Carpet, from Ikea. Pine wood flooring. Attic roof. Knockdown oak beams, by Hermanos Vega Díaz.

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IN DETAIL: GIFTS, AT THE FEET

As Santa Claus enters through the chimney, it will not be strange to see the gifts in it. Give them a hand and wrap them lovingly and well labeled with the name of their recipient so that there are no errors when receiving them. Then, deposit them at the foot of the fireplace, loose or in baskets. Ayyyy what nerves!

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CHRISTMAS FIREPLACE DECORATED IN GRAY

One of the most elegant fireplace decorations at Christmas is undoubtedly the one that bets on silver tones. This work model has been decorated with a green garland in which different metallic pieces have been distributed , with gray as the protagonist: candle holders, glasses, photo frames, wire trees … All in mini size, super discreet, to achieve an environment of the most sophisticated. You will see what success!

The end

Having a fireplace is a luxury that should not be missed. Although thanks to our Mediterranean climate we may be able to do without it, if you have a fireplace in the living room or dining room – or even in the bedroom – the atmosphere will become much more welcoming and magical when it is lit.

During the holidays, the fireplace witnesses the magic of Christmas by giving away real postcards to remember (or upload to Instagram). So now you know, decorate the fireplace following the same common thread as the living room or room where it is located and enjoy its warm presence