Decorating Fireplace Mantels for the Holidays
Although a fireplace mantel can be enjoyable all through the year, it is during the holidays that the mantel is typically a major feature in holiday decorating. Decorating can be fun for the whole family, but it is important to take proper care to avoid damaging your mantel during all the festivities.
To reduce damage to your fireplace mantel, do not use nails, tacks, screws, or other objects that need to be embedded into the mantel in order to hold objects. Depending on the material used in making your mantel, these materials can split, crack, or even crumble around sharp items, leaving unsightly damage. If you must insert one of these objects for permanent placement, ask your mantel provider for the best recommendations.
Avoid using tape or sticky tack on your mantel to avoid staining and residual stickiness. If you do, be sure to use proper cleaning and stain-removal methods as recommended by your mantel provider.
When displaying items on your fireplace mantel, set hard or sharp objects on protective mats or decorative doilies to reduce scratching, chips, or other damage. To hang items such as stockings, use special weighted stocking hangers that rest on the top of the mantel and allow the stocking to hang over the edge.
If you need a new fireplace mantel in Orange County, SoCal Fireplace Mantels offers a large selection to suit your style. Your new fireplace mantel can make a dramatic statement for the holidays and well beyond for many years to come.
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