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10 Ways To Decorate Your Fireplace for Christmas

Turn your living room into a sparkling holiday haven with these creative Christmas fireplace décor ideas from Instagram.

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Charming Cottage Christmas Fireplace

This gorgeous fireplace by @thehumblehaven starts with a traditional green garland and Merry Christmas banner. But it’s the top of the fireplace that really catches the eye — it looks like a page out of a Christmas story book! In front of a starry background, a white house, bare branches with twinkle lights and a silhouette of Santa’s sleigh create this magical scene.

Speaking of creating a magical scene by the fireplace, check out these color-changing pinecones.

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Nature-Inspired Minimalist Christmas Fireplace

With Christmas decorating, for some people less is more. Using elements of nature for your Christmas fireplace décor is a great way to make it feel festive but not overwhelming. This stunning fireplace by @classiccasualhome features frosted pine cones and fluffy greenery to create a simple winter mantel. A pre-lit branch and lighted candles add the perfect touch of twinkle—you can even add candles in the fireplace!

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Soft Sparkle Christmas Fireplace

Blush pink, white and sparkle are the main ingredients for this pretty fireplace from Stephanie of Celebrated Nest. There isn’t a speck of red or green in sight, but the display still manages to be full of Christmas cheer. Here’s where you can snag the same fa la la glitter garland.

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Red and White Christmas Fireplace

Red and white are classic Christmas colors. On this fireplace by, the combination looks traditional yet playful. A rustic wood sign and wood stocking holders bring the farmhouse charm, while the candy cane stockings and pom-pom details keep the display from feeling too stuffy. Check out this red stripe stocking to create a similar look and these unique ways to hang Christmas stockings.

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Enchanted Vintage Christmas Fireplace

The bottle brush trees, ornate gold-framed sign and garland of glass ornaments give this fireplace by @gagirl_vintagedecor an elegant vintage look. But the glowing lights really bring the whole thing to life. Candle light, twinkle lights in the garland and brightly lit Christmas trees work together to create a glowing display that makes us want to curl up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa!

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Blue and White Christmas Fireplace

Here’s another fireplace that uses non-traditional Christmas colors with beautiful results. The blue and white décor by @lauraerinhome give this fireplace a fresh and sophisticated look. Limiting your Christmas decorations to a strict color palette like this makes a bigger visual impact.

Want to try a different decor look this year? Check out this Christmas decor from nature created with winter container plants.

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Gold Glam Christmas Fireplace

If you’re more of a maximalist with Christmas décor, you’ll love this fireplace from @reginagustdesigns. The ultra-full garland doesn’t hold back, bursting with shiny baubles, ribbon and textured stems. To keep elaborate decor like this from feeling too busy, keep the overall colors simple — in this case, mostly gold with pops of red. Learn about DIY Christmas garlands.

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Rainbow Christmas Fireplace

We’ve talked about limited color palettes for cohesiveness, but sometimes you just want to go wild. And this rainbow color fireplace by @lovinglansdowne does just that. Hanging ornaments in every color, with glistening gold stars and mirrors nearby to reflect the shine, make this whole room dazzling.

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Crafty Christmas Fireplace

@nia_does_diy covers this fireplace with her colorful homemade crafts, and the overall look delights. Recreating a similar display would be super affordable because the main supplies for the fans, chains and wreath are paper and craft sticks. Your kids would love helping with this one!

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Ultra-Modern Christmas Fireplace

The modern design of this black and gold fireplace by @davidlawsondesign would stop anyone in their tracks. The mantel drips with black, white and gold ornaments hanging at different lengths to create an inverted Christmas tree shape. Add some greenery and matching artwork on top, and it’s done — deceivingly simple, yet highly impactful.

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Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.