We’re all about dressing up every area of our home for the holidays. And one of our favorite spots to spruce up for the season is the mantel! Whether you’re hanging a set of stockings, dressing it up with tons of tinsel, or keeping it chic and simple, there are so many ways to create the holiday mantel look of your dreams. Keep that screen scrolling—we’re here to show you how to style your holiday mantel to perfection!
The Fabulous Forest Mantel
Greenery, greenery, and more greenery! This magnificent mantel scene can only be described as fabulous, thanks to towering mini trees and a lush garland bedecked with classic red ornaments. ‘Tis the season to be fancy!
The Classically Christmas Mantel
With elegant greenery, metallic bells, and velvet stockings, this holiday mantel look is just about as classically Christmas as it gets. We love the way the blue velvet pops against the greenery garland!
The Lots of Layers Mantel
Garlands are a classic for the holiday fireplace. This year, try giving yours a chic update with lots of layers! Start with simple leaves or evergreen branches, then add in elements like a string of dried oranges (a great project to do with kids!), wood balls, bells, ribbon… anything fun and festive goes!
The Cute and Colorful Mantel
We love the classic colors of the holidays. But how about a holiday mantel decked out with all the colors? Go for saturated rainbow brights with decor pieces like mini trees, pom poms, ribbons, ornaments, artwork, textiles, and more. It’ll bring a smile to your face every time you step inside the room—and we guarantee your kids will love it!
The Textured Treasures Mantel
We love this festive, woodland-inspired take on the mantel, which perfectly complements all the cozy textures and vibes in the rest of the spaces. Attach a lush garland to your mantel, add plenty of pinecones and twinkling lights, then go to town with various textured decor pieces! We love the mix of wood, gold, and knit elements—all of which add extra layers of interest to the look.
The Glamorous Holiday Mantel
If there’s any time to up the glamour in your home, it’s the holidays! Bring that festive flair to your mantel by taking inspiration from this seriously chic look. We love how unique the off-kilter garland feels, especially when paired with sleek glass Christmas trees, simple gold candlesticks, oversized gold pinecones, and some fuzzy stockings.
The Merry Metallic Holiday Mantel
Red and green may be the go-to colors for the holidays, but we’d argue that gold and silver as just as festive! Make your holiday mantel merry and metallic this season, pairing gold, silver, rose gold, chrome, bronze, and any other metallic hues together with reckless abandon. Add some sparkly ribbon and frosted greenery for extra bonus points.
The Festive and Frosty Mantel
Dreaming of a white Christmas this year? You’ve got it! Bring the snow indoors this season by frosting out your mantel—and tree and wreath too, if you so wish! Pair the look with other forest-inspired rustic elements, like faux antlers, chunky knits, and woven natural materials to up the cozy factor even more.
The Classic and Crisp Holiday Mantel
This look is proof that you don’t need much to create a successfully spirited mantel. Simply grab a patterned stocking for each family member, drape a garland (with pine cones!) on the top of your mantel, and you’re done!
The Simple and Chic Mantel
Pared down, but totally statement-making. We’re loving this chic and subdued mantel look, which pairs an easy evergreen garland with mix-and-match brass candlesticks. Light the fire, cozy up, and you’ve got yourself the perfect cozy holiday setup!
The DIY Holiday Mantel
No mantel to deck out? No worries! There are lots of ways you can spin up your own, including this genius faux mantel created with a sturdy bare branch. Affix one to your wall, hang a simple garland and stockings, and you’ve got yourself a seriously chic DIY mantel!