With the holidays right around the corner, our homes become the main location for dinners, parties and lots of memories and laughter. It is important to create beautiful spaces that provide a warm and cozy feel for the loved ones around us.
One main focal point in many homes are fireplaces and mantels. A great feature of a mantel is the ability to transform the space with different decor. Different textures, patterns and colors can transform a space based on theme, holiday or style of choice.
Below we are going to discuss 3 Different Ways to Style a Holiday Mantle! Let’s talk about a traditional holiday mantle, a rustic farmhouse mantel and a fun, child-friendly mantle. No one mantel is the ‘correct’ style, it is all about what you envision for your holiday decor.
THE TRADITIONAL MANTEL
First is a Traditonal Mantel Style. To complete this look you can stick with the Traditonal Christmas colors of reds and greenery. The pop of gold in the accessories finishes it off with an elegant feel. Add a pop of color to garland with the addition of red ribbon and decorative Christmas ornaments. A popular trend that will stand the test of time is adding a wreath or ribbon wreath, like the one pictured, over an existing mirror above the mantel. Tie in gold candles and reindeer for a classic look. The Traditonal mantel is timeless!
THE RUSTIC MANTEL
Now for the Rustic/Farmhouse Mantel that is currently trending. For this rustic look, garland is still a prominent feature, but with more natural, earthy greenery. Use linen or burlap stockings at your mantel for a farmhouse feel. Adding this deer head to the mantle creates a rustic, cabin feeling to the mantle. With pops of lanterns and a rustic basket, this mantel portrays a natural feeling. Use these ideas to create your rustic mantel, many items used are also great year round!
THE CHILD-FRIENDLY MANTEL
Have children? If so, make your mantel something special for them! Create a space appealing for visitors, as well as creating a memory for your little ones! Adding fun silhouettes of your children creates a playful focal point to your mantel that is great year round. The playful stockings are creative enough to excite the children, yet still elegant enough for the mantel. The fun, non-Traditonal colors create a youthful pop, as do the candy ornaments and trees. Make the holidays fun in you’re home with this creative look!
Visit Beyond The Mill today for elegant, timeless and fun holiday decor for your home. Need help? Let us guide you in the right decorating direction based on your style. Happy Holiday’s from Beyond The Mill!
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