How to Style a Holiday Mantel

How to Style a Holiday Mantel

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Only a few more sleeps till the jolly man comes to town, so hang your stocking with care and check out these four ideas on how to style a holiday mantel:


'Full on Christmas'

Christmas only comes once a year so might as well go all out, right? For a ‘full on Christmas’ style colour is essential. Displaying a Christmas village, nutcrackers or other Christmas décor dress up your mantel and become the focal point for this festive look. A classy way to do this style, is to get clear canisters and put extra Christmas ornaments in them. The canisters keep things contained while giving colour and sparkle to your mantel.




Christmas is a time for family and sharing. During the holiday season we typically get Christmas cards and photos from friends and family, so dressing up your mantel is a great way to display the holiday love. You can do this by mixing in the cards with your other décor or I love the look of hanging a string across and using little clips to display art and cards.


I particularly like the classic look for a holiday mantel – its simple design is elegant while still having warmth. For this look you want to start with a layer of greenery as your base. Layering candlesticks at different heights or varying the depth placement on the mantel cozy up the room with their warm glow and sophisticated appearance.





For the asymmetrical look it can be a mix of the styles above, but the trick is in the balance. For an asymmetrical design both sides should be different, but still balanced. An easy way to achieve this, is to hang your stockings on one side with larger décor or art on the opposite side and on the surface of the mantel.






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