The mantel is one of the main focal points of the home and one of the easiest to decorate. If you haven’t added anything to your mantel to celebrate the holidays, it’s not too late. We have a few ideas on sprucing up your mantel easily if you are looking for a finishing touch on holiday decor.
Garland is an easy and accessible piece of decor that is extremely flexible in use. One of the most common purposes for garland is hanging it along the edge of the mantel for a touch of Christmas color. Try adding a few red, silver or gold floral stems or anything that will coordinate with the color palette of your overall decor.
Another simple addition to the mantel is a beautiful wreath. If you don’t have your TV mounted on the mantel, hang a wreath with holiday colors.
A Christmas village set up would be displayed perfectly above the fireplace. The figurines would be just out of reach for small hands and at a great eye level for adults who are admiring your decor.
For a quick and easy holiday touch, display different sizes of bottle brush trees or DIY trees from any of your favorite material around a paper or cardboard cone. This would make for a fun family craft time as well!
You could also use the focal point of the mantel to display holiday cards from friends and family. Try sticking them in between pieces of garland or stringing them along a set of lights with small clothes pins. This could be done with favorite holiday photos as well.
For a pop of color, toss smaller ornaments into a jar or vase and scatter more ornaments throughout garland or tinsel. Maybe even try tossing some holiday confetti throughout to add some more sparkle!
There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your mantel. You can keep it as simple or go as extravagant as you please. Stick to what best fits your personality and coordinates with the decor you already own.