Holiday decor is easily our favorite kind of decor. What other season allows a little glitter of every shape, size, and color?! We want to show you how easy and inexpensive it can be to add a little holiday spirit to your home, and what better part of your house to play with than your fireplace mantel?
Well, Christmas is right around the corner so let's get decorating!
CHOOSE A THEME
First things first, you must decide your color scheme and theme of your decor. One of the many ways holiday decorating is so fun is because you can make it whatever you want. From classic red and green, to glitzy gold and silver, all the way to crazy neon colors, your decor can be as wild or simple as you want it to be. We chose to go with a little glam this season, using green, with, gold, and silver.
Depending on the size of your mantel, find a few pieces of large garlands to be the base for your styling. Garland can be simple and green or it can be wild with crazy colors and glitter, what ever you choose, make sure it is a good base that compliments your other elements incorporated throughout.
We went with a classic pine garland with a sprinkle of snow on the leaves and some pinecones as accents. We purchased two of the same 6ft garland and overlapped them to appear fuller and to eliminate any seams between the two separate pieces. Make sure you fluff as needed to make the garland more realistic and full.
A statement piece is a must when it comes to mantles, it immediately draws the eye to your special piece and sets the tone for the rest of your decor. We decided to go with artwork with lots of glitz to dress up our simple garland and begin our glam theme. Having a larger piece in the middle, like artwork or a sign, allows you to add smaller pieces around it, we suggest stacking like items of different sizes on top of each other for added depth as shown.
GROUPS OF THREE
On each end of the mantel, we chose items with different heights in groups of three to add dimension on the sides without going overboard. We kept it simple, sticking with neutral colors and even adding in some decor elements we use year-round like candlesticks, white vase, and jute basket. Repurposing decor not only fun to give items a different feel and purpose, it is also very cost effective!
We had so much fun styling this beautiful space, there is something about the holidays that just puts a smile on our face and we wanted to bring that to everyone's home by giving simple decorating tips!
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