When decorating your home for the Christmas, don’t forget to add some jingle to your fireplace mantel. Your mantel is the perfect place to show holiday spirit, and with suitable decoration it will be the perfect holiday centerpiece. Below are great ideas for adding style to your home’s Christmas decor.
For many of us, Christmas is just not Christmas without a crackling fire
a tree adorned with colorful lights and a couple of sizable stockings hanging from the mantel. Atop this mantel are the knickknacks of the season and an opportunity to display figurines that are destined to be handed down from generation to generation.
An expansive snake of garland, festooned with ribbons and Christmas tree ornaments makes a bold and buoyant statement in an already striking setting. But it’s the colors, which don’t deviate from the room’s everyday palate, that makes this dramatic holiday decor click.
When decorating your home for the holidays
don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle and glamour to the mantel. A chic mantel display is a snap when you select a limited color palette, in this case silver and white, and layer various sizes of similar elements. White and silver candles, fresh white tulips and live potted plants also bring a touch of understated elegance.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, add red berry accents and woody pine combs propped atop a natural stone fireplace to create a traditional – and earthy – Christmas mantel. This arrangement emphasizes the abundance of natural textures and colors.
Tabitha Smith-Elliott was hang the two red stockings are stockings of her great-grandmother made…they are simply priceless to her. For Tabitha, and many of us, that pretty much sums up the spirit of the holidays. Our Christmas mantel decorations – whether they are artful or ordinary – are opportunities to display the things that have deep meaning and sentimental value.
The Christmas mantel is a perfect place
to display treasured antiques and family heirlooms that bring back memories of holidays past. Like what have done by Dee Ann Decker Kincke, she lovingly placing The crystal jars and vases on her brick mantel each year contain ornaments passed down from generation to generation. Photo by Dee Ann Decker Kincke.
Woody conifers, pine boughs and tree ornaments artfully placed on a slate mantel gussy up this circa-1960s stone fireplace without compromising the room’s textured tone. A splash of red from the Christmas ornaments is a subtle tip-off that the holiday season has indeed begun. Photo by Karen Tucker.
Dee Ann Decker Kincke says:
“In the South, family and tradition play a huge part of holidays,”
Intimacy, family and history are at the core of her Christmas mantel vision. So she change the fireplace mantel each year with their antique mantel clock as a focal point. Photo by Dee Ann Decker Kincke.
Sometimes simple and understated says it all
Two wire stars atop a crisp white fireplace mantel on a white wall convey a minimalist and non-denominational approach to the season. Two faint blue candles add the tiniest touch of color, and a seemingly fragile crystal vase emphasizes the scene’s lightness. The boldest statement comes from a wood framed mirror, offering an emphatic contrast.