The fireplace mantel has long been a traditional focal point for both seasonal and holiday decorating. Guests always seem to gravitate around the fireplace to settle in with a nice cup of coffee or hot apple cider and enjoy the warmth of the crackling fire.
If your fireplace mantel is plain during the holiday season, you are wasting the opportunity to really charm your guests during their stay. Do not simply just warm their hands while they sip a favorite holiday drink.
You need to use some simple mantel Christmas decorating ideas that will warm their hearts. Garland is a beautiful and elegant way to adorn your fireplace mantel. There are many ways to decorate a mantel with garland, but Fir tree and pine garland smell absolutely wonderful. Simply drape a few strips of this remarkable fresh greenery along the top of your mantel, intertwine it with some clear Christmas mini lights, and tie in a few red velvet bows to add some Christmas color.
If you are seeking an elegant and unique form of decorating your mantel with garland, I suggest you use Magnolia and holly branches. Wire shinny blue, green, silver or gold Christmas ball ornaments into the garland to increase the glamorous look. Silver or gold ribbons laced throughout the piece adds a finishing touch.