17+ Best Christmas Mantel Decorations

Just like your kitchen, the living room is very much the heart of the home. And when it comes to planning Christmas decorations. Hence, there is no doubt that this space should be at the very top of your to-do list.


The living room area is where most people choose to show off their Christmas tree theme, spend quality time with loved ones by the fireplace. And even enjoy much-needed downtime after a busy day of work or last-minute gift-shopping. So why not make your living room even more festive this year. Hence, by approaching your mantel decorations in a fresh and thoughtful way?


Settling on the perfect theme can be a very daunting task (yes, even for the best interior designers), but it is certainly possible with the right attention to detail and a commitment to thinking outside of the box.


Decorating the fireplace for the holidays is a holiday tradition. Whether you plan to go over the top with garland or go simple with natural greenery these ideas will add seasonal joy to your home. Here are 18 festive ways to style your mantel for Christmas.

Gingerbread House Mantel


A light dusting of sugar “snow” coats a mantel adorned with, animals, and trees. Attach a small cookie scrap with icing to the back of each cutout to create a “kickstand” to prop it up.

Festive Mix


Bring a dose of Christmas cheer to your mantel by opting for a combination of pine cones, garland, and even a reindeer adorned in glitter for a touch of glam.

Chic Christmas Mantel


To avoiding overloading the mantel with holiday stuff, the duo suggests adding year-round d├ęcor that works for the season. Here the couple used a green vase and brass boxes. Afterward, they sprinkled on a layer of festive ornaments: a metallic tree for holiday sparkle, natural garland for seasonal color, and three Christmas stockings for Santa to fill.

White and Gold Christmas Ornaments


White and gold decorations make decking out a mantel for Christmas a snap. For instance, here ceramic trees, snowflake garland, and round ornaments trick out this display by Kate at Censtational Style. FYI, the sconces and mirror are year-round accents.

Berry Branches


Tired of decorating with garland? Go for red berry branches, which are just as eye-catching and festive. Create even more visual interest with the addition of red stockings and elegant white candles.


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