Just like that, Thanksgiving is over and now it is almost here… Christmas Time!
Each year Americans across the country gear up for the largest spending and decorating spree. This includes heading to the garage and unloading numerous containers that house Christmas decorations.
However, maybe this year you’re looking to change things up. And there is no better way than to consider upgrading your fireplace mantel!
We decided to scour the internet to find the top eight Christmas mantel decoration ideas for you to consider this year! From modern to simple, elegant to rustic, here are eight of our favorite Christmas mantel decoration themes!
8 Christmas Mantel Decoration Ideas for 2019!
Thanks to social media, especially the likes of Pinterest, a simple strip of garland and a few stockings on a mantel doesn’t cut it anymore.
Families are decorating their fireplace mantels with just about every kind of material! Here are eight fireplace mantels that have been decorated for Christmas for you to consider using in your home.
1. Rustic, Yet Modern Christmas Mantel
Photo Credit & Source: Christmas 365
Don’t let this Christmas mantel fool you – though elegant in appearance, it is actually quite simple to replicate this in your home too!
Simply stop by a local home store and look for wood-based Christmas decorations and plaid Christmas stockings. Use a combination of yellow lights and birdhouses to create your own “Rustic” Christmas mantel.
While this can go for just about any type of fireplace, if you happen to have dark hardwoods in front of your fireplace this is a really good look to consider.
Be sure to keep in mind that you don’t need every single decoration from the photo above. A few strips of garland, a wooden sign that says Merry Christmas (You can even make one) and a few rustic looking nutcrackers can do the trick!
2. Updated Traditional
Photo Credit & Source: Hue+Wit
Love traditional holiday colors?
This is the perfect mantle for incorporating just that… where the classic wreath and garland come in to play. Of course, choose pieces that you love to add to the presentation.
Like vintage nutcracker bowls, because who doesn’t love a nostalgic nutcracker? Don’t forget the red Christmas stockings!
- Try stockings that have whimsical letters to add that updated traditional look.
- Place garland on top of the mantel and look for white hue lights or basic white lights to add to the garland.
- Red ribbon and gold really make the holiday colors pop. This will make your need for a traditional Christmas look even more modern.
- To finish this look, place faux designer presents around the mantel and on the sides.
Your dream of traditional red and green will come to life!
Side note: Be sure to exercise fireplace safety when you decorate your mantel!
3. Berry Christmas!
Photo Credit & Source: ELLE DECOR
Here is an idea that is simple and fruity.
This is an especially great idea if you are tired of using the traditional garland but still want something bright and festive.
Berry branches are a go-to for bringing out the Christmas look! Looking to really spice it up?
Add candles to your mantel and Christmas stockings. By the way, this could be the most simple Christmas mantel decoration idea!
4. White and Gold
Photo Credit & Source: the spruce
This mantle design is both modern and chic.
White and gold come together in harmony on this mantel. The ceramic trees and snowflake garland add a sophisticated feel. Furthermore, the clean look of white and gold provide a non-traditional ambiance.
The candles and the mirror are year-round accents… this means you don’t have to clean up as much after the holiday season is over!
5. Old Fashion Festive
Photo Source: thesweetestoccasion
This mantel gives you all the feels and smells of old fashion smells. Scents like pine and chestnut associate themselves with golden painted nutcrackers. Consider these:
- Homemade or store-bought wreaths
- Add red berries to give a pop of color
- Miniature Christmas trees
Craft the wreaths and mini trees the way you see fit. Whatever you do, you will be sure to love the old-timey feel of this Christmas mantel.
We’re talking about creating a gorgeous holiday mantel, one filled with the smells and sights of Christmas – lined with golden nutcrackers and accented with chestnuts and pine cones!
6. Handmade Decorations
Photo Source: Sustainmycrafthabit
Ornaments don’t deck out this mantel decor idea. Many of the items in this project are acquired for a cheap price.
Save money by using wine corks to use for the star. Get a frame and put homemade crafts in the center. Go to your local dollar store nearby and find some cheap supplies to decorate your mantel!
Things to consider to create your own Christmas mantel decorations include:
- Paper towel rolls (Simply cut and bend)
- Wine corks
- Old bottles
- Paint supplies
- Wreath material
7. Chalkboard Mantel
Photo Source: findinghomefarms
This is simplicity at its best.
The chalkboard theme Christmas mantel is all the rave this holiday season. You can simply place mistletoes around the mantel with elegant candles and chic reindeer.
Silver ornaments make this simple look even more elegant without the fuss. And the coolest thing about the chalkboard mantel?
You can write anything you want on the chalkboard – from perfect holiday greetings to the days until Christmas countdowns – this modern mantel decoration is sure to be a hit!
8. Colorful Mantel
Photo Source: Pocketful of Paint
Looking for something kid-friendly? Or just simply in a colorful mood this holiday?
This is the perfect mantel decoration! This uses non-traditional colors to create the same holiday effect.
The miniature gingerbread houses really set this look off, giving it a warm Christmas village feel and let’s be honest, it’s fun to look at. Stockings that are modern (not just red and white) can be found at just about any store including Target or Home Goods!