20 Holiday Mantel Decor Ideas to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, which can only mean one thing – It’s time to decorate the house. You may have already decked the halls with boughs of holly and spent hours wrestling with the Christmas tree, but have you decorated the mantel yet? One of the most gorgeous parts of any holiday display is the mantel – all decked out in holiday cheer!

So, whether you’re looking to switch it up or this is the first year you actually have a mantel to decorate, we have the inspiration you need to ensure your holiday mantel display is one to remember.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite holiday mantel decoration ideas we found on Pinterest to get you in the holiday spirit. Let the decorating begin!

While decorating the fireplace and mantel for the holidays is a festive and memorable way to celebrate the holidays, it’s important to keep safety in mind. If you actively use your fireplace, you’ll want to ensure you keep the fireplace and fireguard free of decorations.

Check out some additional fireplace safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season below the photos.

Holiday Mantel Decorating Safety Tips

  • Before you light a fire, be sure to remove all decorations from in, around, and in front of the fireplace
  • To prevent any accidents, we recommend using decorations that are synthetic and flame-retardant. Anything made of leaves, garland, or paper is highly flammable and even if it’s not directly in contact with flames, it may still catch on fire from exposure to heat or flying sparks.
  • Keep your Christmas tree well out of reach of the flames. Don’t set it too close to the fireplace!
  • Don’t place candles near garland or wreaths.
  • Ensure your fireguard is in place any time your fireplace is lit.
  • Again, do NOT decorate your fireguard if you plan on using your fireplace at all. Your fireplace screen is there to prevent sparks from your fire from getting into your room and on your furniture. It is there to prevent a fire, so placing decorations on the screen defeats the purpose and can ignite a fire outside the fireplace.

And, of course, we recommend having your chimney and fireplace inspected before you light that first fire of the season. If it’s been over a year since your chimney has been inspected by a certified chimney sweep, please call Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration today. Annual fireplace inspections and cleanings are crucial to the safety and well-being of your home.

Request an appointment or give us a call at (630) 553-5995 to schedule a chimney inspection.

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