One of the great things about having a fireplace is knowing that you can decorate it to be as beautiful as you want for it to be. You can decorate it for the seasons and decorate it for special holidays. It can be decorated without you ever having to hang stockings from it. You can make it as beautiful or as simple as the decor of your home. It is proven if you take a look at some of the fun ideas for adding more to your fireplaces decoration.
If you want to give your fireplace an extreme makeover, you have a lot of options. You can use traditional brick and wooden mantles or you can spruce it up with tiles. You can make it stand out from the rest of the room or you can blend it in. You can add a large mantle or keep it small and put a television on top of it rather than mirrors or photos. There really is no limit to the possibilities for a total makeover that will increase the warmth of your fireplace.
In the event that you do not want to go to the extreme, you can always go for simple decor ideas. If it is fall and you live in an area where heat is not a requirement yet, you can dress up the fireplace for autumn. Pumpkins, dried corn cobs, and fall leaves can add beauty to the fireplace without a lot of cost or invested time. During the winter time, you can add snow to the mantle and put a little town out on display. Spring can be done using flowers or Easter eggs, bunnies, and baskets. The summer will open up the possibilities and you can add things you would normally see or do during the warmest weather months.
If you prefer to avoid seasonal decorating, you can always put candles in a fancy holder on top of the mantle and surround it with photos. The candles will highlight the photos and make the fireplace feel warm and inviting even when it is not in use. If you want, you can also stick with a mirror backing the candles to give the room more of a soft glow when you have them lit. In the end, it is all about what you feel will look best in your home and what types of fireplace decorations you want to have.