You can’t deck the halls without decking out your mantel. Yes, stockings are key and a garland is classic, but there’s so much more you can do with it. First, consider your color palette. Do you want something traditional (red & green all day, every day), neutral, or unexpected? Then you have to decide whether you want to DIY your decor, use what you already have, or go all out and buy everything new. Decisions, decisions.
What if you don’t have a mantel at all? That doesn’t mean you can’t dress up your fireplace and string up some stockings—you just have to get creative with how you do it. No matter what vibe you’re going for—or if you have literally zero idea what to do—we’ve got plenty of gorgeous holiday mantel inspo for you on this list.
You don’t have to stick to red and green for a festive mantel display. Gold feels celebratory, but still cool enough to not cramp your normal decor style.
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Keep it simple and flank your mantel with two tiny toy soldiers or nutcrackers. Anchor it with a statement wreath in the middle.
Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
Embrace it—pastels are happening for Christmas. Decorate your mantel with bottle brush trees in varying colors and sizes.
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