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Christmas and a fireplace go hand in hand for us really as itâ€™s fun decorating the fireplace for the festive period but even more enjoyable lighting a fire and getting cosy. To help you feel inspired and cosy this winter, Kat from Katrina Bruni shows us her top tips for styling your fireplace this Christmas…
Christmas means different things for different people, but for most of us, it conjures up thoughts of snow, hot chocolate and families sitting around the table eating their Christmas meal. Then settling down to a cosy night on the sofa, in front of the fire, with a good Christmas movie.
To create the ambience of Christmas in the home, it doesnâ€™t have to be all 80s styled tinsel (unless thatâ€™s your thing of course) and it certainly isnâ€™t about plonking the Christmas tree in the corner of the room and be done with. Tastefully styling your home this Christmas can be done with ease, thanks to the wonderful people of Laura Ashley, who make it more than achievable to create the magic and enjoy the festive season.
One thing I have focused on is the fireplace, itâ€™s an area in which I like to dress without it being overbearing to the rest of the room. But what do we do with the fireplace area? With different homes, builds and styles itâ€™s hard to fathom how to style it.
Using the same products from the Laura Ashley range, I have styled two different fireplaces to give an idea of just how gorgeous you can style your fireplace with a few subtle pieces. I chose the following items to create the looks that I wanted.
Good quality faux flowers are the perfect solution for anyone who usually loves to have flowers around the home. They are ideal because they add colour and dimension to the room and will stay looking gorgeous for the whole season, plus they can be used again and again.
The Lit Winter Garland has LED lights which twinkle among the bright white sparkled berries, silver painted pinecones and sparkled leaves, which really makes the room feel rather magical. They also look so realistic and need to take centre stage. I want to keep them up all year round.
I love church candles, the bigger the better too and this stylish candle holder is ideal and really sets off any fireplace place adding to the ambience and looks rather regal. I wish I had more of them, they are gorgeous.
Itâ€™s ideal to have a mix of burning and LED candles, especially if you have children or are prone to knocking things over (especially if you have guests) This large sparkly LED candle gives off the feel of a flickering candle and a warm glow. I love the gold and clear sparkles the candle is encased in.
A disconnected fireplace can seem a little like a waste of space. It does add character to the room but can lack purpose. Hereâ€™s how I have styled this fireplace to make it more of a feature. It looks very Nordic, clean and simple yet still manages to create the cosiness of Christmas without a roaring fire. We will be enjoying this space wrapped up in the Large Dartmoor Faux Fur Throw which keeps us all snuggled together whilst we eat popcorn and watch our favourite Christmas films.
There really is nothing quite like cosying up by a roaring fire especially over Christmas. This wood burning stove fireplace is the perfect way to really ignite the Christmas spirit and with the additional accessories to really turn things up you are sure to be feeling festive this Christmas. A wonderful space to have an afternoon snooze after the family Christmas lunch.
Do you love decorating your fireplace during the festive period? Let us know below or on Twitter @LauraAshleyUK