All About the Fireplace for Christmas!

(*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot – thank you for supporting the brands that help support my blog!)

Hey friends!
One of my very favorite Christmas mood-setters is to turn on the twinkle lights at night and cuddle up by the fireplace with my fam for holiday movies, but because my hubby’s allergies don’t mix well with burning wood, we instead use a gas log insert from The Home Depot [HERE].  It’s such an easy peasy way to get some serious cozy warmth in the space, while not having to actually burn real wood!  I’m often asked about our fireplace area when it’s pictured on my Instagram, so I thought I’d team up with The Home Depot to answer your Q’s and round up some seriously cool (ahem…well…should it be hot?? 😉) fireplace options for your home this holiday season!

Our fireplace brick used to be a muddy red color, so we lightened it up with three coats of Alabaster by Sherwin Willams.  I don’t know why I waited so long except that painting brick is a big commitment….one that I’m so happy we finally made!  Totally brightened up our living area, and it set the tone for the rest of the room.  We added DIY faux shiplap [how to HERE] to the top section of our fireplace painted the same color, and then we finished it off with a live edge cedar beam from Diamond P Forest Products that they cut to size and finished for us, as well as a metal protector linked below.  Like I said, we use gas logs due to my hubby’s allergies, so we recently replaced the older ones with THIS SET from The Home Depot to create a cozy vibe without needing to burn actual wood logs. The fireplace is the focal point of our living room, and I love dressing it up for Christmas!  Nothing like that warm glow created by a fire, whether it’s with real wood, gas logs or an electric insert – here are few of my favorite finds from The Home Depot to create a similar vibe in your own home!

Fireplace mantle – Loved the raw, live-edge look of this mantle, and it reminds me of ours!  Adds a bit of warmth and rustic charm.

White sliding barn door fireplace – This electric fireplace doubles as a TV stand and would be perfect for small spaces that don’t already have a designated fireplace built in.

Freestanding stove – Talk about rustic charm in a small space!

Gas log insert – This is what we use in our home, and it puts out quite a bit of heat with a charming real-wood look!

Rustic sliding barn door fireplace – Another option to create that cozy farmhouse feel and get double duty out of the piece since it also serves as a TV stand.

Fireplace screen – This is pretty similar to the one we use, and I like that it’s simple and understated…letting the glow of the fireplace be the star!

There ya go, buddies!  Hope this was helpful if you are looking to refresh your fireplace this holiday season, especially if you need another option besides wood-burning fireplaces, you know?  See below for a few more farmhouse-vibe fireplace finds below, too!
Happy snuggles!

  1. Sandee

    November 21st, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    We have a gas fireplace that we built years ago. I recently bought the little stove electric fireplace and I absolutely love it. Right now it’s in my master bedroom. When we move it will be in our living room. Put’s out quite a lot of heat.
    Your fireplace is truly gorgeous. Especially when your kitties or Harvey are in the picture. 😂😍

  2. Heather Rainbolt

    November 22nd, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Hey Erin, first i have to say how much I enjoy folllowing, such an inspiration with your home and your example as a momma. Quick question, any good fireplace options for electric, we don’t have an option for gas where we live and would prefer not to have the mess of wood burning, as we just painted our bricks white as well, thank you for any input.

  3. Allison

    November 24th, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Where do you get your garland?

  4. Haley

    December 6th, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I love the look of a Christmas tree next to the fireplace, it’s so sad that where I live I don’t have one.

  5. Michael Akins

    May 20th, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Nice Blog on Fireplace. Thanks for sharing..

  6. Cheryl Ann

    July 5th, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Nice. Is there any way you could share where you purchased your actual gas logs from? They look so real, I would be interested in purchasing some just like them. Thanks!

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