Christmas Home: Fireplace Christmas Decorations with Dunelm

fireplace christmas decorationsNordic inspired

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Christmas is coming! And to get us in the mood her at Love Chic Living we’ve been doing a little Fireplace Christmas decorations styling. The lovely people at Dunelm challenged me to spend £50 at their store and create a little Christmas scene at home. I could have chosen the dining table or the Christmas tree but thought we’d do something a bit different and style up the mantlepiece.

I’m very  much into the simple, rustic look of the Nordic or Scandinavian style at the moment and Dunelm had some lovely pieces that I was able to pull together to create the makeover you can see above. I knew I wanted a centrepiece so started with the lovely wooden Christmas tree, which was great for adding a little height too. Then I came across these wonderful ceramic tealight houses which look stunning when lit at night. They’ve caused quite a bit of interest on Facebook already and at just £4.99 are a real bargain. The pine cones and snowy baubles are all simple tree decorations that give it a wintry look. I’ve been wanting a dome or bell cloche for a while, and whilst I couldn’t get exactly that, this lidded jar was half price at £7.49 and filled with Christmas pot pourri makes a real statement at the end of the mantle. To balance the height at the other end I added my own Advent Candle

The felt snowflake garlands were only £2.99 and I think they add to the modern, Scandi feel beautifully. And then finally the rustic, love garlands hang at either side of the fireplace giving that all important (to me) symmetry. The stags and lamp are my own that I’ve moved in to help with the finished look. Altogether I spend £51 on this look and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

You can shop the look at the Dunelm online Christmas shop, or visit a local store if you have one.

What do you think? Would you give a Scandi feel to your mantlepiece this year? Too rustic for you maybe? You could add a bit of colour perhaps, red would work well and brighten it up if it’s not for you.

Thanks to Dunelm for the £50 challenge.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

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  1. Victoria
    December 2, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Looks lovely! My mother in law is a bit obsessed with Dunelm Mill and now I know why. We don’t have one too close to us, but I’m a sucker for an xmas decoration bargain. If I head over I can pop and see the MIL too which is always good for pre-xmas points!

    Victoria, x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 2, 2013 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks Victoria. I know what you mean about Dunelm, my family have always loved it, and now we have quite a big one near us. I might have ended up buying a few extra bits whilst I was there! x

  2. Katie Albury
    December 2, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    These are really lovely…the rustic look is so cosy and clean. Will have to take a look at their collection online. Great post!

    Katie x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 2, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      I was really impressed Katie, good value and bang on trend. Happy shopping!

  3. Antonia Ludden
    December 2, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    Beautiful, Jen. I love the rustic, nordic Christmas look and really like the way you’ve kept to neutral colours, its very chic and relaxing!

    Dunelm Mill really do some great, affordable homewares.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 3, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Antonia, I’m really drawn to the rustic Nordic look this year, must stop buying things bits for it!!

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