Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas to Style a Tile Fireplace Surround

Traditionally the weekend after Thanksgiving is when holiday decorating starts to make a festive appearance, but we are embracing the festive spirit early this year! Already our feeds are filled with gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas and we’re breaking out our favorite holiday designs and cozy tile fireplace surround ideas that look fabulous draped in garlands, stockings, and ornaments!

See more of our favorite living room designs with tiled fireplaces!

The goal for a fireplace design is to find a look that complements your living room all year round, but these beautiful designs really come alive when the holidays roll around! If you’re looking to give your living room a warm and luxurious update, the metallic pattern on our Golden Arrow Marble Mosaic tile is a stunning focal point in a white, cream, or neutral living room with high ceilings and hardwood floors. You can play with colorful accents to decorate the wood beam mantel any time of year, but this combination of matching stockings and a neon wreath add a playful look to traditional Christmas decorating! The gold fan shape of the marble mosaic tile is a stunning Art Deco-inspired finish that will instantly elevate your living room and glow with warmth in the firelight!

Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas with a Neon Wreath and Gold Marble Tile Fireplace Surround

These Tiled Fireplace Surround Designs are Ready for Festive Holiday Decor!

Home at Fern Hill took a chilly approach to her holiday decorating with a winter blue, white, and green color scheme! Her sea glass-inspired ornaments create a coastal Christmas look, which is warmed up with lots of patterned throw pillows and an oversize knit blanket tree skirt! The beachy holiday look is a stunning match for the coastal cottage style of her living room, with a shiplap chimney and marble tile fireplace surround! The etched pattern on the fireplace facing and distressed wood panels area a lovely match for the cream and sand tones in her living room!

Blue and Green Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas with Etched Mosaic Tile Fireplace Facing

Love this look for your own home? The intricate details of etched marble tile can be a gorgeous way to add texture to an airy white living room design, with our White Etched Square Marble Mosaic Tile, with fleur de lis patterns and medallion details that would complement any French Country home decor! If you’re looking to add a neutral palette that leans more Mediterranean, our Spanish Beige Siesta Mosaic Tile is the perfect detail that can be paired with any decorating scheme!

Mosaic Square Tile Designs for Fireplace Facings

White Etched Marble Fireplace Tile Spanish Mosaic Tile for a Hacienda Living Room Fireplace Surround

Traditional homes usually showcase a stacked stone or 
brick fireplace surround  There’s a reason this look is a classic for a whitewashed fireplace facing. We love the old school stone look that inspired Cella Jane’s minimalist holiday mantel decorations with a gold round frame mirror and cable knit stockings. While the pine boughs and flocked Christmas tree are only here for the holiday season, her textural white stone fireplace is a beautiful complement to a chic white living room at any time. 

White Brick Fireplace with Cable Knit Stockings and a Flocked Christmas Tree

If you love the look of a brick fireplace but want to avoid the rough surface and perpetual dusting, our porcelain brick tiles are a gorgeous alternative! The look of exposed brick has never been easier to achieve, thanks to these porcelain wall tiles! You can also add the natural allure of classic marble tile fireplace surround in a brick pattern, like our Calacatta Gold & Thassos Bricks Mosaic Tile.

Tile Alternatives to a Brick Fireplace

Porcelain White Brick Tile Facing for Fireplace and Loft Walls Calacatta Gold Marble Brick Tile


Thrifty Decor Chick stuck to a darker color scheme for her living room, with a shiplap fireplace and traditional framed mantel around a marble herringbone fireplace facing. She lightened up the dark midnight blue  paint with gold framed candle lanterns, and carried that warm metallic into her holiday decorating! The classic greenery garlands, red ornament bulbs, and bronze globes are given a softer side by the cable knit candle sweaters from her DIY Christmas crafts to decorate her mantel for the holidays! Check out her blog for more homemade holiday decor ideas!

 Dark Shiplap Fireplace with Marble Herringbone Tile and DIY Christmas Candle Mantel Decor

Herringbone fireplace tile facing is a popular choice - Wilshire Collections paired white marble herringbone tile with buffalo check textiles to create this modern red and black Christmas mantel design! 

Black and Red Buffalo Check Holiday Decorating for a Rustic Christmas

Light or dark, there are so many gorgeous ways to add a herringbone pattern to your living room walls or fireplace design! Our favorites would have to be classic Carrara marble herringbone tiles, with the white and gray veining that gives this traditional interior pick its charm. You can also go for a more rustic living room design with a wood look marble tile in Wooden Grey to bring earth tones to your interior!

What's Your Marble Herringbone Tile Style?

Carrara White Marble Herringbone Tile Rustic Living Room Design with Wood Look Herringbone Marble Tile

If you’re looking for out-of-the-box fireplace surround ideas, this gorgeous living room design incorporates our 
Calacatta Gold Elongated Hexagon Mosaic Tile into a stunning feature wall! The luxurious marble wall and beautiful repeating pattern are a lovely complement to the wood fireplace mantel that is just waiting to be draped in candles, greenery and gold twinkle lights. Switch out the wall mirror for a showpiece wreath, and your formal living room is ready to get festive!

Greenery and Gold Holiday Mantel Decorating with a Ribbon Wreath and Calacatta Marble Tiled Wall

A Blissful Nest kept things light and neutral for her mantel decorating - the white and gray tones in her chevron marble white fireplace design look stunning paired with a ribbon and pine garland, along with silvery green wreath and rustic farmhouse Christmas details! 

Ribbon and Greenery Christmas Garland for a Mantel with White Knitted Stockings

Chevron tiles are a gorgeous way to add detail to a wood or stone fireplace - choosing from marble, glass, or porcelain gives you a wealth of gorgeous ways to add this geometric pattern to your living room interior. Our favorites? Pairing white marble chevrons with Mother of Pearl for a glamorous fireplace finish, or a stacked stone pattern that brings movement and personality with a soft blue and white combination of Azul Cielo, Thassos, and Carrara marbles!

Add a Chevron Fireplace Facing

Marble and Pearl Chevron tile for a Glam Living Room Fireplace Stacked Stone Chevron Tile in White and Blue Marble

If hexagon fireplace tile is more your speed, 
Our Figtree Cottage has one of our favorites! Her winter greens and berry garland, mini trees, and ‘Winter Wonderland’ print are a fun way to decorate a wood grain mantel and shiplap wall for the holidays!

Cozy Rustic Fireplace with Mountain Christmas Decorating Ideas and Marble Hexagon Tile

This honeycomb wall facing opens up a wide range of decorating opportunities depending on your living room style - timeless Carrara marble hexagon tiles go with just about any look and seasonal freshen up, while a silvered wood grain tile is going to give your rustic farmhouse fireplace the perfect look! Dress up a DIY fireplace surround or a faux fireplace hearth with Peel and Stick tiles in real marble or a vinyl tile sticker with marble patterns. Of course you could always go for a glam hearth design with our Mother of Pearl shell hexagon mosaic tile!

Hexagon Tiles for Fireplace Designs

Carrara Marble Hexagon Tile Give your Fireplace a Luxurious Shine with Mother of Pearl Hexagon Tile

You’ll love the look of this mosaic tile fireplace throughout the year, but the mix of our 
Babylon etched marble star and cross tile in black, gray, and white is especially gorgeous with winter candles and ornaments adorning the mantel! For an extra-creative DIY Christmas detail, cut paper snowflakes and Nutcracker inspired silhouettes decorate the white brick chimney.

Star and Cross Etched Marble Tile Fireplace with Paper Snowflake Details for the Holidays

What about a subway tile fireplace? This is still one of the most popular tile designs for kitchen and bathroom walls, and we love the trend of bringing it into the living area as well!  Life by Lee went for a classic running bond pattern for her gray ceramic subway tile fireplace - the warm neutral colors are a gorgeous fit for her bohemian patterned rug, silver mercury glass ornaments and flocked mini-trees along the wood mantelpiece!

Ceramic Subway Tile Fireplace Design Ideas with Cozy Christmas Decorating

You can mix things up a bit with a 90-degree herringbone subway tile layout for a modern living room design, that keeps the holiday cheer minimalist yet stunning! Nab this Christmas carol lettered sign from Etsy to complete your own holiday decorating in style!

Herringbone Subway Tile Layout for a Modern Minimalist Fireplace Design with Hand Lettered Christmas Signs on the Mantel

Thinking about a subway tile facing for your fireplace? We love the handcrafted look of our zellige-style ceramic subway tiles - you can go with creamy white, pastel blue or pink, or even bold jewel tones with a glazed finish that will glow in the firelight! Our La Riviera Blanc ceramic subway tile is a gorgeous pick for a white fireplace surround, or the hand poured glass swirls in our Sea Glass Platinum can add shine and coastal flair to your cozy living area!

Subway Tile Fireplace Ideas we Love!

Zellige White Ceramic Subway Tiles for a Living Room Fireplace Ocean Glass Subway Tiles in Platinum White

However you decorate, and however you celebrate, we hope your holidays are beautiful, heartwarming, and safe this year! Hopefully Christmas 2020 will be filled with health and happiness for you and your loved ones!

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