How to Create a Festive Fireplace Mantel

At Getzschman Heating & Cooling, we understand that keeping your Omaha area home warm this holiday season is about more than making sure your furnace has had it’s annual tune-up. It’s about filling your home with love, laughter, and joy. This season fill your home with warmth by decorating your fireplace mantel with festive holiday cheer. Here are our tips to building the most cheerful holiday mantel.

Use Weighted Hooks

Start off by deciding where to hang your holiday stockings. You can evenly space them across your mantle, gather them toward the middle, or hang a few off to each side. When it comes to actually hanging them, we suggest you use weighted hooks rather than nails, for two reasons; first of all nails can damage your fireplace mantel, and secondly you can find really festive weighted hooks at your local Target or Hobby Lobby. These holiday themed hooks can help you add even more flair! And who doesn’t want that.

Choose a Garland Style

Next, choose a style of garland to lay across your mantel. If you have a retro style, choose metallic tinsel garland, or if you have a shabby-chic style choose a burlap garland. If you’re traditional just go with a simple pine or ribbon garland. You can weave your garland around your weighted hooks and stockings for a more ornate look. Make sure you choose materials that won’t easily catch fire if they get too warm. We want to make sure that your fireplace decorations are safe, too!

Create a Focal Point

Lastly, make sure you create a focal point on your mantle to attract more attention to all your hard work. Use big glittery letters to spell out “joy” or “noel”. Another great idea is to use a mirror, and hang a wreath on top of it. This adds some festive flair and some reflective power that amplifies any twinkling lights you might add, as well as makes the room look larger.

You can make your house look great, but if for some reason it doesn’t feel great, make sure to call the technicians you can trust with your house keys at Getzshcman Heating & Cooling at (402) 235-6727. We’ll make it feel cozy again.