There is nothing more comforting than curling up next to a warm fire on a cold winter’s night. During the holiday season, it is especially important that your home feel warm and comfortable.

A wood-burning stove can really help set a festive mood while also warming your home. What’s more, you can incorporate your wood-burning stove into your holiday decor. Here are some ideas to try this year: 

Decorate the area around your wood-burning stove the same as you would a fireplace or mantel. Drape a natural garland above it, attaching ornaments and other holiday accessories such as stockings to the garland. Baskets of wood placed beside provide easy storage and access for stoking the fire as well as matching your holiday decor. A few votive candles and candlesticks add to the ambient effect of flickering flames.

Here is another example of how to make your wood-burning stove the focal point of you holiday decor. Start by placing your Christmas tree adjacent to the stove. Then hang a garland such as this snowy pine cone one over it. Add in other rustic holiday decor such as doves, greenery and a star to pull it all together.

Even if your wood-burning stove is not in the center of your living room, you can still spread some cheer to the space. Here, Santa figurines add a whimsical touch beside and above the stove. This is also a great place to hang stockings.

If simple and modern is more your style, you can go with minimal holiday decor, such as adding a fresh evergreen branch over your wood-burning stove. Other simple touches include hanging a beautiful holiday wreath above the hearth along with a Christmas tree beside it.

Here, poinsettas create a stunning holiday garland when hung over a wood-burning stove. The hearth is complemented by an evergreen garland with white lights hung adjacent to it. The Christmas tree nearby echoes the red and green color scheme, bringing the room together.

What are your plans for including your wood-burning stove in your holiday decor?

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