Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Decorating the Fireplace

A beautifully decorated fireplace intensifies good cheer and warmth to every home. Before decorating, clear off your fireplace mantel of any existing ornaments. Just like a painter, start with a blank canvas to let your creativity flow and you may even surprise yourself.

  1. Let the season inspire you. Incorporate seasonal blooms and use Christmas colors for your decor during the holidays. Don’t hesitate to experiment with non-traditional colors to add interest in your design.
  2. Choose the right fabric. Use light fabrics in spring and summer, brilliant-colored fabric or classic red and green for Christmas, and thick, rich- colored fabric in winter.
  3. Simplicity is key. Framed artwork or family portraits, floral arrangement, clear vases, and jars are simple accents that add a charming effect to any space.
  4. Add texture. Incorporate bronze, metallic, ceramic or wooden add-ons to boost textures and create a point of interest. You may also try combining different elements for a mixed-and-matched appeal.
  5. Enhance your decor with verdant hues. Real or artificial greens add life and a sense of abundance to a room. Adorn the corners of the mantel with garlands and tiny pieces of seasonal decor.

With tasteful ideas and minimal decorating, the fireplace serves as an impressive showpiece in your home – not only during the holidays but throughout the year.

Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.