I had to link up as I have a mantel in my home that has a special story associated with it. This mantel in my dining room is just the mantel, it is not attached to the wall, there is no fireplace behind it.
When balancing large finish elements in the home, it is best to use height and find proportionate scaled decor as seen in the mantel piece. For homes with such ornate finishes and furnishings, remember that a small amount of holiday decor will go a long way. Allow the furnishings and holiday decor to work off of one another, rather than smother the beauty of their individual details.
So I’ve decided to really decorate my mantel this year. And I mean take everything off of it and start with something new. Typically I just add a few Christmas decorations up there with my current items. Here are some of the inspiration photos. There are so many ideas out there, but I don’t think it helped me narrow it down! I will let you know what I end up with though!
The best time to decorate your fireplace mantel is during the Christmas holidays. Decorate your fireplace with a beautiful eye-catching mantel. The fireplace and its mantel are often the focal point of a room and can set the stage for some wonderful Christmas decorations
When you think of Christmas, the first thing to come to mind is family. If you have a fireplace with a mantel than probably you are wanting Christmas to decorate it. Usually mantel is a star in living room decor like the Christmas Tree.
So, I took a bold risk and spray painted my boxwood wreath white! I was very pleased with how it turned out. Now that my mantel “centerpiece” is complete, I need to focus my attention to the rest of the mantel.
Add some jingle to your home by decorating your fireplace with holiday decor. From country to traditional, check out the variety of holiday fireplace designs.
Embellish What You Already Have
This time of year, Genia incorporates vintage bottlebrush trees and reindeer into her year-round mercury-glass display on the mantel. She tucks in sprigs of greenery and seeded eucalyptus for a few hints of holiday color and scent.
To give my mantel added fullness I used two tear drop swags that I wired together and then I added lights, ornaments, candy canes and a few snow flakes. I love the lush look the swag gives the mantel.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there - wouldn’t it be a shame if he found your mantel bare?!
Our favorite mantels, perfectly decorated for the holidays, are shown below. Find your inspiration here!
Make your fireplace the most festive spot in the house with these elegant, wallet-friendly transformations.
Last year our holiday mantel was decorated asymmetrical with lots of color, vintage ornaments and traditional fir & pine garland. As you can see, this year’s Christmas mantel is symmetrical, monochromatic and frankly more elegant. The Lee Industry arm chairs in chartreuse flanking the fireplace inspired the mantel’s color palette of greens and whites with splashes of gold and silver.
Add Swag to Your Christmas Mantel
Create a traditional swag on the mantel with surprisingly nontraditional materials. Thin tree branches and birch bark shavings make up this rustic swag in the living room. Red berries and frosted Christmas trees in varying heights lend holiday touches to the natural arrangement, which could be used throughout the fall and winter seasons.
The inspiration for this coastal Christmas mantel were the colors and theme of the framed sea-life calendar prints over the fireplace.
I wanted to do something a little different on the mantel this Christmas. I usually have lots of shiny Christmas balls and glitz in glass jars. When I saw the burlap for $1.49 at my local nursery, I knew I had to include it and thus my mantel theme was born – rustic and organic.
There’s something about mantels I love. I don’t have one in my home currently, but someday would love to have one…just so I could decorate it.
Natural greenery, ornaments and luxurious ribbon adorn mantels for the holiday season.
Christmas is so much fun, specially when one can keep getting newer ideas for inspiration each year! Theme ideas are so popular for the same reason. It keeps the look fresh and interesting.
Lots of us want a fresher look, something fun and fiesty rather than the traditional red and green. I’ve got some great inspiration if you’d like to have a blue Christmas this year!
The mantel is also a great place to display a candlescape, according to Pearson. But you can go beyond just placing a jarred candle atop the hearth. Pearson suggests thinking outside the box when it comes to what you can use. “An upside down wine glass can become a beautiful candlestick,” she says. Just be sure to drink that vino before you give up your glass!
A pair of 10th-century Danish chairs flank the living room’s fireplace and mantel, which is decorated with sprays of boxwood, plenty of pine cones, and flowers in all-white to match the brown-and-green Christmas stockings. The effect is charming and casual.
I used some of the same decorating principles for my Christmas mantel that I use on ordinary days. Here are some tips:
There were no new purchases of ornaments and decorations this year. (Except for my oldest Nativity set got a few “new” pieces.) The only reason was that I had boxes and boxes of decorations that I didn’t even use. This was after I gave boxes of things to Sweet Daughter.