During the long winter evenings, the fireplace brings that much sought after warm and cosy feeling to the home. This Christmas give your fireplace added appeal by decorating the mantelpiece with a fresh flower arrangement. Combining traditional festive foliage and favourite flowers, a garland is a wonderful way to bring the colour and scents of Christmas into the home. Here are five inspired ways to make your mantle merry this Christmas.
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas don’t wait for it to snow. Instead, create a winter wonderland in the home by introducing crisp white flowers. The elegant simplicity of this design makes for a striking mantelpiece arrangement. Here Calla lilies stand tall like new blooms emerging from the snow, while the cascading orchids mimic icicles.
A VERY BERRY CHRISTMAS
We love the rich berry tones in this elegant fireplace design. Sumptuous red roses are the feature flower, complemented by hypericum berries, dried lotus seed heads and lots and lots of greenery, including trailing amaranthus. It’s a beautiful arrangement and one that’s sure to receive many compliments over the festive period.
Take inspiration from your winter woodland walks and bring some of that natural beauty into the home for Christmas day. This gorgeous garland of white roses, tumbling ivy and hellebores (known as the Christmas rose) ticks all the boxes. Seasonal slices of oranges, apples, holly and pine create a scented long-lasting design, ideal for opening your presents in front of on Christmas morning!
Go for a full on festive look by choosing a garland in the colour of the moment – red. This contemporary example includes red roses, hellebores and seasonal berries. By including some natural materials such as pinecones and handcrafted elements, the design has an altogether Scandinavian flair. Perfect for complementing a more modern interior.
PRETTY IN PINK
This super sweet mantlepiece garland is a wonderful way to welcome Santa in style. Pillar candles are arranged in floral foam and surrounded by the most beautiful blooms including blousy pink hydrangeas and white orchid heads. A sprinkling of red berries keep everything looking Christmassy.