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Homestyle Holidays: Fireplace Mantles

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When it comes to the holidays in your Toronto home, nothing says festive like a decorated fireplace mantle. Whether you like the minimalist look or go all out hanging stockings with care, the fireplace is usually the focal point of every home and should definitely get the kind of holiday dressing it deserves.
 
Candles
While there are several ways of sprucing up your mantle for the festive season, one of the simplest ways to add a bit of glamour or cheer is through the use of candles. For a homier look you can add more traditional candles but modern, shimmering candles will produce a contemporary elegance.
 
Wreaths
Green wreaths are the more classic look for the holidays and go well with different kinds of ornaments, but if you are going for a more chic appearance then using gold or silver wreaths with colour-coordinated ornaments will add the right zesty look to your fireplace mantle.
 
Stockings
Stockings are among the most commonly used items to decorate mantle places – and with good reason! They are colourful, can be personalized and add a lot of warmth to any holiday setting. Using stocking holders is another way of sprucing up your fireplace. Some holders are very fancy. Made from copper, brass, pewter or wood, some holders are heirlooms that can be passed down through the generations.
 
Snow Globes
Snow globes are a great way to add cheer to any mantle. Whether big or small, these fanciful treasures can depict a variety of festive scenes and are a must-have for any holiday setting.
 
Pictures
Another great way of personalizing your mantle for the holidays is by putting up family pictures of all holidays past.
 
Preparing for the holidays is one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit and adding colour and sparkle to your mantle will enhance your home beautifully.

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Nisha Muire

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