When house hunting back at the beginning of this year one of the ‘things’ on my wishlist was a fireplace. Realistically I didn’t think it’d happen, but lo and behold we’ve ended up with a fireplace in our living room and I love it! I love our house anyway but having a fireplace has given us a focal point in the room – which we opted to paint yellow to keep the room bright.
So as the night’s draw in and Christmas approaches, I’ve been wanting to bring the season into our home; of course there will be the classic Christmas tree, but creating a seasonal feature with our fireplace has been on my mind for a while. When Wayfair.co.uk got in touch about working together I was excited by the prospect of creating a festive fireplace.
To bring light to the room I’ve started with a statement mirror; with small rooms in mind, especially, a mirror can make a room feel bigger and cleverly draw light in from all corners of the space. It was something we’d been on the hunt around for a while and Wayfair.co.uk have a great selection.
Next comes the mantelpiece and how you’ll style it to match the room, your colours, style and the time of year. This can take shape in the form of photographs, mementos, lights, candles and decorational pieces. With Christmas in mind, I added a pine tree, leafy garland and reef; all have associations with the festive period as well as the autumnal/winter weather we’ve been having.
As well as a statement mirror and fireplace itself, light can come from candles and lanterns and this time of year is perfect for lighting a candle to create that cosy feel in your living room. I love candles and always light them as soon as I get in after work. This white lantern adds colour and means you can safely light a candle in your home!
Keeping the mantelpiece minimal is a good idea so it doesn’t end up looking cluttered, but perhaps a few Christmas cards or small decorations can also be added.
How are you styling your mantelpiece this Christmas?
This post was written in collaboration with Wayfair.co.uk but all opinions are my own.