50+ Cozy Christmas Fireplace Ideas & Inspirations For 2022

Christmas will be here before you know it and one of the most enjoyable ways to exercise your creativity is by decorating your mantel. Ready to get started?

Christmas Fireplace Ideas
Christmas Fireplace Ideas

Whether you’re aiming for a festive idea or want to dress up your holiday mantel in a rustic way, you’re sure to find a favorite among this collection of gorgeous images. These Christmas fireplace ideas are chock-full of the inspiration you need to make your mantel shine this winter.

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1. Farmhouse Christmas Fireplace Ideas

1.1 Green Meets Black, Gold & White

Skip the garland and stick to framed photos of your favorite holiday sayings — and then take your mantel one step further with rustic name tags on your stockings.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Good Housekeeping & @clairelynnhome

1.2 Christmas Wall Art – Must-have Farmhouse Decor

If you get tired of hanging wreaths over the mantel when it comes to Christmas fireplace decor, then we have another option for you. Why don’t you choose a farmhouse Christmas wall art to spruce up this space? Let’s go different this year.

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1.3 Simple-yet-rustic Feel For Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

If you’ve chosen a Christmas tree theme you really love, it’s a natural choice to carry that same look over to your fireplace. So what if you want to keep your tree simple (literally nothing on it)? Let’s decorate your fireplace with minimal style.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Christmas – Love to know
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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Pinterest

1.4 Christmas Village Mantel

Make your own farmhouse Christmas village using inexpensive paper chipboard! Display your finished village with cut pine branches, pinecones, and a classic evergreen wreath. 

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG

Or you can go unique with some homemade gingerbread houses, animals, and cut out sugar cookie trees.

Pro tip: Attach a small cookie scrap with icing to the back of each cutout to create a “kickstand” to prop it up.

1.5 Forest Mantel

A combination of fresh and faux greenery beautifully contrasts woodsy pieces like reclaimed and driftwood trees, rustic vases, and more forest-inspired finds.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Country Living

1.6 Red And Green– The Never-go-wrong-with Combination

Classic Christmas colors are celebrated in this cozy mantel. Fiery poinsettia blooms fill the firebox with color while a twinkling pine garland wraps the mantle above with woodsy texture. Sweater-style stockings dangle from iron reindeer and alternate in color.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via HGTV

RELATED: 21 Festive And Trendy Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas

1.7 Wood Wonderland

Sometimes nature offers plenty of festive charm all on its own. One fun way to give your fireplace a natural Christmas theme is to display round birch logs of different lengths on their ends inside the firebox. 

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image Christmas – Love To Know

Surround them with Christmas greenery and have baskets of kindling and more greenery nearby. Hang simple embroidered stockings from the mantel for a beautiful display.

1.8 Cozy And Nostalgic Christmas Mantel

These vintage Christmas prints in antique frames are the main focus of this mantel. Each of the prints depicts a moment of the holiday season that instantly makes you feel nostalgic.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Liz Marie Blog

To top off this look, a white pom wreath heats up the whole Christmas mantle and has a little pop of red that goes with the Christmas print.

1.9 Vintage Christmas Mantel

Vintage can go a long way when it comes to decorating. Bottlebrush trees, postcards, and plenty of greenery make its mark on this Christmas mantle. And a festive display of trees, stockings, and garlands doesn’t have to be overwhelming—just stick to a simple color palette.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG & Country Living

1.10 White On White

Bring in natural elements to your Christmas decor with a DIY orange garland. Shades of ivory in the stockings, little trees and other decor gives this farmhouse mantel a light and bright feel. 

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Liz Marie Blog

Add fresh cedar greenery for lots of texture and dimension. The thick knit stockings are lovely, too!

2. Modern Christmas Fireplace Ideas

2.1 Colorful Christmas Mantel

Modern Christmas mantel ideas aren’t limited to red and green. Depending on the rest of your room’s decor, try experimenting with pinks, oranges, and blues. Step out of your safe zone and transform your neutral mantel into a cute and cheerful Christmas nook by adding bright garland, a range of rainbow bottlebrush trees.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG & Country Living

2.2 Opt For Holiday Artwork

If you love the idea of changing up your decor as the season progresses, why not fill the blank space above your fireplace with a large Holiday canvas to greet your holiday guests? And when the season is over, you can put it down and prepare for a new one.

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2.3 Timeless Christmas Decor

Glossy magnolia leaves, burlap stockings and vibrant holly berries trim this mantle with classic Christmas appeal. The foraged evergreen and magnolia branches provide a striking, symmetrical base for the glamorous mercury glass vases and faux antlers that line the mantle.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Scripps Networks Interactive

2.4 The Harmony Of Jars

If you’re decorating your fireplace for Christmas but you don’t plan to use it for a fire, you can use a chalkboard panel to draw your own fire. This gives a fun and modern feel to your fireplace, and it works well with simple and modern Christmas decorations like jars of candy, greenery, and matching stockings.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Christmas – Love To Know
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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Pinterest

2.5 The Perfect Neutral Palette

Reclaimed wood makes a statement on this homey mantel. Topped with silver reindeer and sprigs of fresh green, this mantlescape is simple, yet stylish. Wreaths will also be a good option to feature with these wood boards.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG & Country Living

2.6 Pinecones Everywhere

Combine crushed velvets, rich patterns and deep crimson colors to create a timeless look you’ll enjoy for years to come. Instead of using an evergreen garland, you can make a pinecone line featuring some classic ornaments.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Pinterest

2.7 Red Theme Never Gets Old

If you really want to bring the cheer this year, go with plenty of vibrant red decor. And what’s more? Buffalo check decor feels just right for the occasion.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Oprah Daily
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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Homedit

3. Unique Christmas Mantel Ideas

3.1 Play with an Unexpected Color

For a bright and airy look that suits any modern space, lean on greenery and a singular unexpected color—like peach.

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3.2 Use What You Have

Here’s a creative idea we haven’t seen before: Turn old book pages or newspaper pages into a unique textured garland for your Christmas mantel. Using books is another way to fill that empty space on your mantel. For example, in the picture below, books with the bindings facing inward match the natural hues of the brick.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Ballard Designs & Grace & Pearls

3.3 Beach Vibe For Christmas

Hurricane candle holders and glass cloches flank the brick veneer fireplace—and don’t detract from the lush garland or nautical wreath.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Country Living

3.4 Cozy Sweater Mantel

A fun fabric (like a festive Christmas sweater craft) is the key to this simple mantel decor. A large star and tiny trees are covered in a neutral fair isle print. Pops of red and green keep the display from being boring.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG
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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Country Living & Pinterest

3.5 The Main Rustic Character

It is common to hang a festive Christmas wreath as the main focus for a mantelpiece. This year, let’s go a little bit more rustic with this oversized woven basket! Every guest will give you a big WOW when entering your living room.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Heathered Nest & Country Living

3.6 Rustic Wooden Stockings

To give your mantel a vintage look while taking a break from standard stockings, make these wooden stockings instead. The ribbons make them look even more delightful.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via The Pioneer Women & Inspired Charm

3.7 Hang Stockings From A Special Arrangement

Rather than drill holes into your mantel, DIY a special arrangement of frosted Christmas greenery and affix hooks onto the side from which to hang your stockings.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via The Turquoise Home

3.8 Incorporate Chunky Knits

Your favorite sweater isn’t the only chunky knit you should rely on this winter. Yarn trees, giant knit stockings, and other textiles make for a dreamy scene

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Pinterest
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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via Pinterest

3.9 Penguin Parade Mantel

Transform your living room into a polar oasis with a black, white, and gold scheme brimming with upscale wintry accents. A flock of stoic penguins huddled in front of the hearth adds a bit of whimsy to the otherwise elegant mantel.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image via BHG

3.10 Organic Elegance

Earth tones and natural elements create a cozy and relaxing setting. Get the same look by combining natural textures like burlap, wood and evergreens.

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Christmas fireplace ideas – Image vi Urbogym

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