Décor ideas that go beyond stockings
A fireplace mantel is always the focal point of any room, but this year make it a show- stopper with some celebratory elements you can find locally and create yourself.
Wreaths, fresh greens, ornaments and stockings are all elements that can set the stage for your holiday mantel. With just a few of those and some holiday flair, you can put your own personal stamp on the focal point in your home.
“A well-decorated mantel sets the stage for the holiday season and spreads the spirit of Christmas all through the house.” — Matthew Mead
Fresh and natural materials are an easy find this time of year at local farmstands and tree lots, but it might be a family collection of old decorations and silver pieces that inspire you. Or perhaps work on a craft project with your kids by making creative decorations like paper chains and hand-embellished ornaments. Keep your mind open to all options, and adhere to a few simple rules:
Use a color palette to unite the items you used in your display; vary the heights of your objects to add interest; and add candles to give your display some sparkle and shine.
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