Do you like to decorate for the holidays? If you do, then you know to decorate your fireplace mantel. A fireplace sets the festive and cozy atmosphere for all holiday fun, so adding flair and decor to the mantel is the way to go. There are lots of ideas for making your fireplace uniquely personalized to your home! If you’re feeling stumped, do a quick online search, and you’ll discover there are hundreds of ideas.

That being said, you’ll want to keep potential fire hazards in mind. Adding decor near an open flame can be tricky, so read up on our safety tips before you start to decorate this season!

Safety Tips For Holiday Decorating

fireplace When decorating your mantel, avoid adding anything flammable. Bows, ribbons, tinsel, and other holiday decor are quick to catch flame, so check labels and always play it safe if you’re not sure whether or not an item is flame-resistant. Also, never throw old decorations or wrapping paper or packaging into your fireplace. Burning these items will lead to creosote accumulation, which puts your chimney at a risk of experiencing a chimney fire.

Also, your mantel may look great next to a Christmas tree, but real trees should always be kept at a distance away from your fireplace. It’s important to keep them well-watered, which reduces the risk of a fire. If you have purchased a fake tree for the holiday, check the packaging to ensure it is fire-resistant.

Need A New Mantel For Christmas?

If you don’t like the look of your current mantel, then maybe it’s time to treat your home to a new one for the holidays. We can help! Our team is trained to install these units, and we’re certain you’ll be more than happy with them. Choose the style and design that best matches your home’s atmosphere and decor, and we’ll have it ready to go in no time!

Whatever you need to prepare for festivities this holiday, we can help. The team at CinderBox Chimney is CSIA trained and certified, and we are highly regarded throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Call us today!