Fireplace Mantel Decorated For Christmas
Fireplace mantels are typically the focal point of family rooms so we thought we’d share with you the Christmas decorations that we use on our mantel. Long time readers of this site may recall the articles we’ve written about our custom fireplace mantel. As you can see in the photo the fireplace mantel becomes a significant feature for our Christmas decorations.
Large Mantel Shelf
Quite a few readers have asked us why the original mantel design included such a large mantel shelf. As you can see our mantel supports a collection of Santa lights and that is why the shelf was designed to be so large. The base of each light is about 6 inches in diameter so the mantel shelf was built about 8 inches wide. The large mantel shelf also creates a nice surface to hang the stockings from.
Fireplace Mantel Design
What we wanted to point out in the article is the importance of considering all design parameters. When you design a mantel think about not only every day decorations but how you’ll use the mantel for seasonal decorations. We happen to like our design quite a bit because it works well all year round.
Do you decorate your mantel for the Christmas season? We’d love to hear how everyone else decorates theirs.