Merry Mantels

December 2011 |

Tis the season for holiday decorations around the home. In some homes, decor centers around the fireplace and mantel.  Bring some merriment to your fireplace area with a few of these items:

Classic Red & Green: These colors are sure to make your mantel pop and look very festive. Red and green garlands are a popular choice. Add colorful ornaments, candy canes, stars and other accessories to compliment your arrangement.

Christmas Garden: If your mantel is large enough use holiday flowers and sprigs to decorate and add a fresh scent.

Wreath Centerpiece: Hang a festive wreath in the center above your fireplace to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Wintery Whites: The holidays don’t have to be just reds and greens. You can also choose a classic snowy theme using white decor and snow-like fluff on your mantel.

Playful Figurines: Display your favorite holiday knick-knacks such as nutcrackers and Santas on your mantel for a whimsical look.

Light it Up: Create an arrangement of candles in a variety of shapes and sizes. This can add warmth to the room.

Don’t forget to add a little decor and color to the fireplace’s surrounding room. Try adding a red accent chair, or using a festive table runner on your coffee table.


Source: “Decorate Your Mantel for Christmas.” Better Homes and Gardens – Home Decorating, Remodeling and Design Ideas, Gardening, Recipes. Web. 02 Dec. 2011. <;.