A fireplace mantel is one of the most versatile features in a home to work with. A mantel is a lot like a blank canvas in the way that it lets you play and create works of art to match any season. All it takes is a bit of creativity and some thoughtfully curated pieces. And, when it comes to Christmas, there are no limits to the different ways you can craft a festive mantel!
You don’t need a professional decorator to design a stylish mantel for your home. By incorporating a few easy design elements, you can create a unique Christmas mantel all on your own.
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There are so many ways to style your mantel for Christmas. But if you’re having trouble deciding where to start, here are a few of our favorite ideas to inspire you:
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This style evokes cozy winters spent around the fire at a cabin deep in the woods. This style would also work well with a pair of antique skis criss-crossed as your focal point, and wooden decor like this antique goat statue or these hand-carved bookends to create a mountain lodge look.
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Marrying vintage antique pieces with clean, minimalist design is the perfect way to bring a touch of warmth and character to a more modern decorating style. Neutral tones coupled with metal pieces like this copper kettle and this two-toned vase come together to create an elegant and stylish winter look.
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There’s nothing like a fireplace decorated with classic Christmas touches to make the holidays feel merry and bright. Welcome Santa to your home with a mantel that evokes the Christmases of yesteryear by adding time-honored pieces such as this antique liquor box or these brass candlesticks.
Treat your fireplace mantel as your canvas this holiday season. With a few gorgeous antique pieces, you’ll be able to create an eye-catching masterpiece.