First, let’s advise you on any aspect of fireplace safety.
Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney has CSIA-certified professionals on staff. So, what’s next, once you have paid attention to these important fire-safety concerns?
Now, let’s can get into aesthetics.
As for stockings, hang them evenly spaced above the hearth. Consider personal touches, such as using photos or monograms. Garlands? You can’t do any better than using freshly cut greens. Arrange them according to your artistic tastes. And try to use a wreath as a visual center, attracting eyes to your fireplace mantel.
Other design features to consider:
Collectibles! You might want to feature heirloom ornaments that have been in your family for generations. (Be careful. Don’t drop any.) Prudently and sparely featuring these items can provide an authentic and warm touch.
Of course, you may want to work in the use of electric candles or lights. Use them for both illumination and decorative effect.
With these suggestions in mind, your holiday fireplace mantel begins to take shape and assume the personality of your home. That’s an important piece of the puzzle. Let your holiday decorating reflect you and what you want. Have your mantelscape project the look and feel that shows forth your home in a way that is individual and welcoming.
Old Smokey’s has been serving homeowners in northern Indiana, northern Ohio and mid-Michigan for more than 20 years. Call us at 260-424-0009 or 800-876-6539 or click here to schedule an appointment. And let us wish you and yours the happiest, and safest, of holidays!