5 Design Tips: Decorating Your Mantel for the Holidays

A fireplace mantel is usually the center stage during the holiday season. If you plan on virtually hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner, it can also be the perfect backdrop for your festive virtual party. Here are 5 design tips on decorating your mantel for the holidays. 

Thanksgiving Mantel
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Color theme muted colors
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Choose a Color Theme

Choose a color theme for every holiday. For example,  if you want a more modern look, decorate with muted colors, like grey, black, sage, etc. 

Minimum Holiday Accessories
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Keep Holiday Accessories to a Minimum

When decorating your fireplace mantel,  keep it simple and focus on 1 to 3 types of holiday accessories, like pumpkins and wheat bundles for Thanksgiving, versus a variety of all sorts. It’s a sophisticated design style and it’s easier to admire the limited accessories you do have on display. 

Twinkling Lights on Mantel
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Add More Charm with Lights

It’s not a festive mantel without stringing lights! No matter what holiday, you can always include a set of twinkly lights. It can be white, red, orange, blue, etc. Twinkly lights add a touch of coziness and charm.

Flowers and Greenery on Mantel
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Decorative Greenery and Flowers

It can be a Christmas garland or a bouquet of eucalyptus leaves in a mason jar, greenery and flowers help bring the mantel to life. Sometimes, flowers are all you need. 

Candles on Mantel
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Don't Forget the Candles

Candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. They can be used as decoration for any occasion and look great displayed on any type of fireplace mantel.