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Hi everyone! I’m excited to share 3 different ways to style your mantel for Christmas. We’re going Vintage Glam, Modern Minimalist, and Rustic Farmhouse. I’d love for you to watch the video below or read on for these festive holiday looks.
Fire Safety Disclaimer
Before we jump into decorating, be sure to take proper safety precautions when using your fireplace. Anything dangling from the mantel, like Christmas stockings, greenery, or other decorations can be a fire hazard, so you’ll want to remove these things before a fire is lit.
This Lampasas stone is really popular here in Texas, and I wanted a bit more contrast between the fireplace and the mantel, so I built a DIY wood mantel that slides onto the existing mantel like a sleeve. You can find the details on that project here. If building isn’t your thing, you can purchase a pre-made mantel here.
For any look, I usually start with the holiday garland as the base. This is the 6 ft. Glittery Teardrop Garland – I love how full and lush it is! Because there’s some weight and heft to this garland, I used cup hooks to attach it to the mantel. This way, it’s not only secure, but it still gives me a flat surface to place my decorations on.
Next comes the statement piece – this is the focal point that will anchor the whole look. In this case, I have a large, antique-looking mirror and I simply hung a magnolia wreath on it for a festive touch.
As you’re adding accessories, play with different heights, sizes, shapes, textures, and layers to keep things interesting and group your items in odd numbers.
For our next look, we’re going Modern Minimalist. Less is more here, so we’re going to start with a fresh cedar garland – I picked up this 20 ft. one for about $20 from the garden section in The Home Depot. I just love how natural and unfussy it is, and it’ll make your house smell like Christmas morning! Check out these tips on how to keep your greenery fresh throughout the holiday season.
For our anchor, I chose a bold, graphic piece of artwork. I switched up the fireplace accessories for something a bit more modern and sleek, and added just a few accessories. Tuck some dried eucalyptus stems or some glittery branches into this smoke glass vase and you’ve got a clean, modern look that’s still festive and fun.
Rustic Farmhouse / Cozy Cabin
Finally, we’re going to dress this mantel up with a Rustic Farmhouse / Cozy Cabin look. Again, I start with the garland – this is the 9 ft. Frosted Arctic Spruce Garland – it’s super lush and very natural-looking.
This time, our anchor piece is pretty traditional – nothing says “Christmas” better than a giant poinsettia wreath.
I hope these different holiday looks inspired you and gave you some good decorating ideas on how to style your mantel this Christmas. Thanks so much for reading! I’m wishing you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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