How to Decorate Your Fireplace For the Holidays

The winter holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start decorating your home! When it comes to decorating around your fireplace, there’s no right or wrong way to do it because of how unique each fireplace is in every home. We’ve created a guide of different ideas to help you decide how to decorate your fireplace this holiday season.

Holiday Card Display:

Your fireplace mantle is a great way to showcase holiday cards you receive from family, friends, and other loved ones. Instead of looking at cards once and then tossing them, why not put them up as decor for the holidays? Display a few at a time as they come in the mail, or add to the mantle throughout the season until you can’t fit anymore!


Garlands are a classic holiday decoration item that can elevate any space in your home. Garlands can be a great addition to other decor or used to decorate on their own. There’s a wide variety of beautiful garlands you can purchase to go along with the colors and aesthetic of your home, as well as a range of different prices to suit any budget you’re working with.


There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and putting on your favorite pajamas, and sitting by the fireplace. Why not make your fireplace even cozier by adding some holiday lights? Lights are one of the easiest ways to make your space more inviting and relaxing. Drape a string of Christmas lights over the mantle, and enjoy the cold evenings in front of the fire.


If string lights aren’t your cup of tea, try displaying different kinds of candles above your fireplace! You can choose from warm holiday scented candles, electronic candles, or just candles you’ll use for display purposes and not light. Whatever kind you decide to go with, candles are a sure way to bring some comfort and warmth into your home.

Holiday figurines:

Holiday figures such as nativity scenes, nutcrackers, snowmen, or stars are all excellent ways to liven up your room and make the holidays more exciting. You can choose to give your fireplace a theme surrounding your religion, favorite holiday characters from shows and movies, or whatever else you might think of.


Match the ornaments from your Christmas tree to your fireplace! Next time you’re on the hunt to get some decorations for your tree, consider buying extra to include on your mantle. This will help your space look more put together and organized while still being festive.


Wreaths are yet another classic decoration you can implement into your fireplace decor. With a wide range of colors, sizes, and themes, you’ll be sure to find a wreath perfect for the aesthetic you’re aiming towards for your fireplace!

Arts and crafts:

Show off holiday arts and crafts your kids have made at school above your fireplace! They’ll feel appreciated and enjoy seeing their hard work being displayed around the house where visitors can see it.

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