10 Festive Fireplaces to Inspire Your Own Display

Ah, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. 'Tis the perfect season to grab some kindling and a blanket and to just relax by your very own fireplace. The problem? Stone and brick don’t seem to scream holiday cheer. These 10 festive fireplaces will take your mantel from naughty and dark to nice and comfy. Santa will thank you later.

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Flashing Lights

Look up at the stars without having to suffer through the cold or even leave your couch. Adding a little sparkle will light up even the most silent of nights.

Hung With Care

Stockings are the classic mantle fixer-uppers. They can be the major key in bringing light or color to an otherwise Scrooge-like room.

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Seeing Red

When all else fails during holiday decor shopping, just go red. Deck the halls with boughs of crimson and call it a day.

Nautical > Nice

If you’re hoping to take on the high seas but your ambitions have been frozen over, indulge your sense of wanderlust with some oceanic pieces.

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Where There's a Wreath There's a Way

A wreath is an easy way to help add extra holiday cheer to a fireplace. Your wreath can represent your style and they’re easy to find in several varieties, making them a versatile investment.

Favorite Things

After hours of wrapping paper packages tied up with string, it may just be easier to add some chic, silky ribbon and just call it a day.

Warmest Wishes

It’s always nice to liven things up with additional greenery. Your inner green thumb has probably been dying for an opportunity to show off amidst the colder weather.

Deck the Halls

Because there are always some extra decorations you couldn’t quite fit, take things over the top with the help of all those trimmings. Your fireplace will add a flattering light to your slightly excessive decorating habits.

Going Green

Prefer to keep things simple? Pop a little bough of holly or a few branches of pine onto the mantle and just admire your handiwork. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate light show to get the point across.

Back in Time

In a season that’s all about presents, try making a nod to the past with the help of some vintage accessories. The nature of the holiday turns dated into festive, which is always a good look.