There is nothing like bringing the warmth of Christmas into your home like a cozy fireplace. For me, the fireplace is my favorite place in our home to snuggle up with my loved ones as I sit back and admire the warmth of the flames, fun conversations, and swoon over the charm of Christmas decor in my home.
For most people, the first item on the list for Christmas decor is a tree that is decked out in their favorite vintage or family ornaments. However, once they move over to decorating the fireplace mantel and hearth the inspiration to decorative it becomes daunting.
Well, if you are feeling uninspired and you are looking for some inspiration to help get you started then look no further. In this post, I will be sharing with you 10 farmhouse Christmas fireplace decor ideas that I have found while browsing the web for my home.
You will find decor ideas from wall art, vintage-inspired stockings, garlands, wreaths, and much more! So, grab your cup of coffee, and let’s have some Christmas fun together!
1. Christmas Wall Decor & Plaques
When I decorate my fireplace for my home I love to start with a focal point and a theme. My favorite go-to decor item is wooden wall art and plaques to get me started. When I find a wall quote or a piece speaks christmas to me, use it as a centerpiece and use it as inspiration to draw from when decorating the remainder of my mantel.
Look at this adorable farm fresh Christmas tree farm sign from Wayfair. It’s crafted from enamelware and metal and is safe to use indoors and outdoors! This sign brings back many memories of my friends and family going to the Christmas tree farm to hunt for the perfect tree for their home. Just imagine creating that same feeling in your home for Christmas.
Below you will find four more options to get your creative juices flowing! A few of them can also be decor for your fireplace hearth too!
2. Christmas Wreaths
Did you know that Christmas wreaths can be utilized as a focal point for your fireplace too? Simply adorn one in the center of your fireplace and anchor it with candles and a festive holiday pine garland. Below you will find some beautiful wreath ideas to get you started. Which one is your favorite?
3. Christmas Garland Ideas
If you are blessed with a mantel I recommend adding an eye-catching garland on-top that is simple and not overly adorned with too many ornaments. Less is more! Look at this beautiful snow-tipped garland from Wayfair.
Faux garlands have come a long way and they are made to almost mimic the real thing! You can find garlands that are flocked, mix with berries, pines, and all sorts of fall foliage. Below I found a beautiful mix of garlands you will adore.
4. Festive Christmas Stockings
Christmas stockings for me is like the icing on the cake. It’s the final piece of decor the adds the festiveness of Christmas to a fireplace mantel. This season I was very impressed with the mixture of the farmhouse and vintage-inspired stockings over at Target and Wayfair this year. You will notice below a mixture of knitted stockings embellished with cute little pom-poms, plaids, and stripes this season. Take a look for yourself and you will be impressed too!
5. Christmas Stocking Holiders
There is nothing like having a cute stocking holder to hold your cute stockings for the holidays. I found a stocking holder that is adorned with pines in order to blend into your holiday garland to charming little house stocking holders.
If your fireplace does not have a mantle, don’t worry! Below you will find the “merry & bright” stocking holder from Kirkland’s where you can simply place this beauty on the hearth or on the floor.
6. Decorative Birch Logs
When I think about most fireplaces in new homes they are either gas or electric. Additionally, in some homes, you will find faux fireplaces created to give a living room space that warm and rustic look. Regardless of your style, consider adding a touch a white birch to either the front of your fireplace or place them in a festive holiday or basket in order to give the illusion of a real wood-burning fireplace.
If you follow me on Instagram you will notice that I have decorative birch logs in rustic containers to give my home that warm and rustic look. For me, it feels nice and cozy at any time of the year. Below you will find a few sizes and textures for your home.
7. Decorative Containers
Holiday containers are perfect for holding your birch logs for the fireplace or your decorative faux Christmas trees. I love anchoring these types of containers on the hearth area of a fireplace. Below you will find a few more options to check out for yourself.
8. Cozy & Festive Throw Blankets
Bring on the holiday plaid and cozy blankets this season. I love snuggling up on the couch to watch my favorite holiday movie and bundle up under layers on warm throws.
Whether your style is the classic holiday red or neutral you can find a soft and comfy throw to fill store in the containers you have on your hearth or add them to a fun wooden ladder.
9. Hearth Decor
The festive decor continues with the twinkle of fun trees lights or adding fun lighted gift boxes on the hearth. If you have young children you could also add fun letters to Santa mailbox for your kids, right! So cute!
10. Vintage Like Ornaments
You are probably thinking, Christmas ornaments for the fireplace? Yes, I personally love to add the gift of a cute Christmas ornament to our stockings. Another fun way to personalize a Christmas stocking is by adding an ornament with their initials on it. I love shopping at Etsy.com because you can find some amazing small businesses that create the most beautiful and rustic ornaments out there. Below you will find some beautiful ideas for your home.
Well, my sweet friends, I hope that this post inspired you in some way. I know Christmas will be a little different this year with COVID-19, however, I challenge you to make it the merriest Christmas for your loved ones.
How will you make Christmas special this year? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Until then, stay happy and healthy my friends.