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.