Pretty Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas
Make your home merrier this holiday with inspiration from these pretty, real-home Christmas mantels. We reached out to bloggers for tips on how to create a gorgeous Christmas mantel -- use their expertise to re-create these pretty displays or to inspire a display that's uniquely yours.
I am so loving all of these Christmas ideas for your home. ENJOY!!!
Country-Theme Christmas Mantel
An old barn door makes a unique focal point for Laura's (findinghomeonline.com) country-theme Christmas mantel. She achieved a simple and rustic look by spray-painting wooden letters silver and hot-gluing them to the door. She hung two sets of sleigh bells on the door, one old and one new, pairing the older set with greenery and a pretty Christmas bow. To finish her mantel, she placed greenery, snowflakes, ornaments, and a small tree around the barn door.
White and Silver Christmas Mantel
Kate's (centsationalgirl.com) wintry Christmas mantel boasts a clean and minimalist feel. A multi-panel mirror steals the show and is accompanied by white pillar candles elevated on white candlesticks, a white ceramic Christmas tree, a gold-and-silver ornament, and white reindeer figurines. In the corner, a moss-covered branch she brought in from the backyard adds a pop of color with the addition of faux berries and red cardinals.
Classic Red and Green Christmas Mantel
Traditional red and green decorations are offset by a warm yellow wall on Jessica's (plum-patchwork.com) pretty Christmas mantel. She hung a fresh garland as a wreath from a wooden window -- which sits on her mantel year-round -- and shopped around her house for the other decorations. A pitcher of holiday poinsettias anchors one end of the mantel, and a glass Christmas tree sits at the other. Pillar candles, red and gold ornament balls, and a shadow box filled with tiny ornaments make up the rest of the decor. Jessica recommends taking a picture of your display once you feel nearly finished with the design to help you see things from a different perspective.
Vintage Christmas Mantel
Dana (circadee.com) framed a vintage-style Santa print for the focal point of her Christmas mantel, using yellowed book pages behind the picture instead of traditional matting. To coordinate with the matting, she made a vintage sheet music sunburst by cutting sheet music pages in quarters, rolling them into cones, and hot-gluing them together. She hot-glued the cones side by side and added a second layer. For the rest of her mantel, she drew from the Santa print to create a fun color palette. An old soda crate turned on its side houses pink, green, and blue ornament balls, and a reclaimed shutter sits to the left of the print. To finish the mantel, Dana added natural touches with live princess pine roping and birch branches from her yard.
Christmas Mantel with Hanging Snowflakes
Hanging snowflakes add depth and a whimsical feel to Sarah's (www.theyellowcapecod.com) Christmas mantel. Silhouettes of her children -- and the family dog -- frame a simple black mirror. Large deer antlers (a garage sale find) add a punch of the unexpected. She added a combination of faux berries, leaf sprigs, and fresh greenery clippings from her yard to the mantel's ledge as a garland and dangled glittery snowflakes from the ceiling using fishing line. Sarah advises to go big with large scale items -- like the antlers -- and layer different greens and berries for holiday scent and texture.