• Five ways to decorate your mantelpiece this Christmas

    by  • December 12, 2016 • Christmas, Dream Rooms • 0 Comments

    1Whether you opt for loose, natural decorations, copious amounts of greenery, flickering candlelight or charming paper decorations, there’s plenty of ways to spruce up your mantelpiece this Christmas.

    Above: We love the wild, naturalistic beauty of this bespoke wreath, which gives a fresh twist to the classic Christmas hues of red and green. It makes the perfect showstopper above the fire or on the front door.

    Wreath by Twig of Tetbury.Homes&Gardens-Christmas-Mantlepiece-5Grab a glass of port and gather around this inviting fireside spot, above. Antique-style silverware and vintage photographs bring a touch of rustic charm, while glitzy baubles and a frosted berry garland keep the look festive.

    On mantelpiece, from left; Cranberry port glass, £500 set of ten, Guinevere. Antiqued dinner candle holder, £12, The White Company. Snowy acrylic red berry garland, £22.99, Gisela Graham at Burford.Homes&Gardens-Christmas-Mantlepiece-3Instead of hanging stockings from the mantelpiece, these festive boxes can be filled with sweet treats and small gifts for the kids to open on Christmas morning. Alternatively, give to your guests upon departing.

    Winter House gift boxes,  from £2- £3.50, Plum & Ashby. Warm white LED micro battery fairy lights, £6.99, Lights4fun.homes-gardens-christmas-mantlepieceA simple scattering of foliage laid across the mantle and wrapped around candles in glass containers is both easy to achieve and wonderfully atmospheric.

    Paint by Little Greene Paint Company.Homes&Gardens-Christmas-Mantlepiece-2To ring the changes, why not replace some of your Christmas accessories with festive flowers? This exquisite wreath is made from seed heads, dried leaves and foliage, and has great impact placed about the mantelpiece in the place of a mirror. If you would like something a little glitzier, you could decorate it with a light dusting of gold spray paint.

    Bespoke Home Grown Christmas wreath, diam60cm, £160, Juliet Glaves. Buxus chain garland, L120cm, £6.99, Crocus.

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