George home fireplace autumn winter 2016

How to decorate a mantelpiece

Get nice and cosy when autumn kicks in with these decorating tips

By Alexia Dellner, 13 September 2016
How to decorate a mantelpiece

With evenings getter darker earlier and temperatures dropping, it'll soon be that time of year where we all get nice and snug indoors. And nothing says cosy like a roaring fire, comfy cushions, soft throws and plenty of candlelight (mug of hot chocolate optional!). Make your home extra inviting this season with a few decorating tips and lovely touches. When it comes to figuring out how to decorate a fireplace, you don’t need to spend a small fortune or invest in lots of design elements. All you really need is a few carefully selected pieces that will compliment your space - after all, the fire is the main show. 

Discover how to decorate a fireplace and your home with these new season trends to inspire you. From a rustic woodshed look to cool Arctic designs and earthy natural shades to mystical enchantment styles, there’s something for everyone. And even if you don’t have a fireplace in your home, you can still spruce up your living space with these new season trends and accessories below. 

Woodshed

This rustic trend is all about wooden accessories, cute characters and comfy cushions to create a cosy country look, wherever you live. 

Heart Candle Holder

This wooden heart candle holder will envelop your living space in a lovely, soft glow. Perfect for the mantelpiece or to decorate your coffee table. 

Hare ornament

This rustic hare ornament is ideal for the fireplace but looks equally beautiful on shelving units as well. Wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with it!

Ceramic Large Vase

Woodshed colours are all about earthy tones like burnt orange, mustard yellow and soothing brown. This ceramic large vase will sit beautifully on top of your fireplace - fill with branches and autumnal leaves.

Fox Table Lamp

Bring the outdoors in with this charming fox table lamp. Add on top of the fireplace and light him up to turn your home into a woodland retreat. 

Cool as ice

Make your home look ultra cool this season and beyond with Arctic-inspired colours and pieces. Opt for beautiful blue and mauve accessories, and gorgeous furry cushions to keep you snug all season.

Glass lantern

The effect of lighting this glass lantern (better yet, get two!) combined with the light from the fire will really create a lovely atmosphere in your living room.  

Honeycomb hurricane vase

With its metallic detailing and white shine, this hurricane vase is the perfect addition to your cool as ice décor.

Iridescent table lamp 

The Arctic trend isn't just about whites and blues - this iridescent table lamp has a glass base featuring a rainbow pattern which looks absolutely beautiful when lit up. 

Wooven throw

The fire may be lovely and warm, but you won't want it lit all the time. Keep some extra throws nearby, like this blue chunky cross throw, to stay snug all season long. 

Pretty natural

Want to go au natural? Create a buzz and make your home bee-you-tiful with vintage and nature inspired accessories.

Moroccan lantern

The natural theme is all about yellows, golds, pinks and beige and this gorgeous Moroccan lantern will fit right in. 

Bee box

Perfect for stashing away little notes and trinkets, this bee box is both pretty and practical.

Rose clock

Watch the time tick by as you enjoy your beautiful mantelpiece with this vintage style rose clock

Birdcage lantern

Complete with its own door and pretty bird detailing, this birdcage lantern will light up your home in style. 

Enchanted

Make your own magic with wonderful home accessories, featuring mystical woodland creatures and spellbinding autumnal prints.

Ceramic feathers lamp

This black ceramic lamp features beautiful feather detailing and a dark grey lampshade, giving a glamorous and chic feel to your living space. 

Dream catcher

Add a bit of magic to your living room with this black dream catcher, made with beaded embellishment and feather tassels. 

Baroque frame

These pretty Baroque frames are so stylish that you could simply put some wrapping paper in them and display on your mantelpiece as is, or use to frame your favourite photos. 

Skull in a bell jar



Make your mantelpiece a real talking point with this gothic-inspired skull in a bell jar. 

Pick up all these mantelpiece accessories and more at George by Asda.