Okay, we know you may be a little desensitised to Christmas cheer by now. Who can blame you? With decorations going up as far back as October in some places, excitement over the holiday season dies down a little before it shoots back up. Tasty eggnog, mistletoe, matching jerseys, and gifts from loved ones under the tree are all thrills that will never get old. Even the most committed cynic can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s even better when you have a great fireplace to add to the atmosphere. Here are six great tips to help you get the best out of your fireplace this Christmas. Enjoy!
Tip #1: Add A Magical Twinkle By Lighting Up The Room
We understand at this time of year that it’s unlikely you’ll have a crackling fire going, so instead, bring light into the room by adding some Christmas fairy lights or candles to take the wonder to the next level. This kind of lighting still sets the scene for warm interactions.
Tip #2: The Classic Christmas Stockings – Or The Modern Twist
No family can go past hanging Christmas stockings on the fireplace, placing unique gifts inside each. But a new modern twist this year that has taken Australia – and the World – by storm is ‘Elf On The Shelf’, which is a special elf who reports to Santa whether kids have been naughty or nice. Parents move the elf from spot to spot each night to suggest that he’s been to visit Santa and returned – which makes the fireplace the perfect landing zone for the elf, more than once!
Tip #3: Add Golden Glamour For A Lux Look
If you’re going for a more polished look, you could opt for golden Christmas decor. Garlands, spray-painted pine cones, golden decorative ornaments and a candle or two on the mantle should do the trick.
Tip #4: Candy Makes The World Go Around (Well, At Least The Sugar Rush Does)
Reusable jars are all the craze around the globe. You can repurpose a few to make candy jars and turn your mantle into a Christmas candy spot. Stock up, because it will run out.
Tip #5: The Tried & Tested Traditional Trope
Nostalgia might be your favourite thing about the holiday season, and that’s okay. Get out all the gift socks, mistletoe, garlands, fairy lights and ornaments to dress the mantle. If you want to switch it up, you can go for a monochromatic look with single-coloured ornaments instead of the usual multi-coloured mash-up.
You already have the fireplace, so why not use it to bring your loved ones together? Happy holidays from the Jetmaster team!
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