Fireplace mantels are a perfect platform to display your favorite holiday decor. Mantels are often used as a display piece in many homes.
The ledge creates a perfect place to add picture frames, small antiques, and many times people hang artwork above them. Mantels above fireplaces are often a statement piece in many living spaces. Using this space to showcase your Christmas spirit can transform your holiday decor.
Garland: Using garland above mantles is a traditional Christmas favorite. Plain garland or garland featuring pine cones, or even lights can make a beautiful addition. Using the garland to line the mantel or using the garland to create a drooped look can give a natural look to your Christmas decorations.
Stockings: Stockings are a holiday tradition that has roots from the early 1800s. Stockings are traditionally hung from the mantel, and the stockings alone can make for great holiday decor. The combination of stockings and garland is also a great look.
Ornaments: Christmas Trees are not the only place for ornaments. There are many ways to incorporate ornaments in other parts of Christmas decor, one being displayed on the mantel. Whether you use a string of ornaments and hang them from them mantel, or leave loose ornaments on top--they make a colorful addition to your home.
Wreath: Wreaths are displayed in many areas of the home for Christmas time, and above the mantel is a great way to make a statement. Wreaths of all different materials look great over mantels, and if lights are incorporated in the design, they also makes a cozy addition to your winter home.
Small Trees: Christmas trees come in many different sizes, but the small table sized trees are a great way to add some holiday spirit to your mantel. Using a combination of Christmas trees on the mantel is a simple way to add some decor.
Candles: Candles are always a great way to spice up your mantel, but at Christmas time they make an even better addition. Adding candles to the other suggested mantle decor ideas can add a little something extra to your Christmas design.
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