When it comes to Christmas decorating, the mantel is a great way to anchor or center the room.  The fireplace is the focal point of the room and a place where you can express your distinctive style.  With the help of some of my designer friends, here are some inspirations for Christmas mantel decorating to help make your home merrier this holiday season.  Use their expertise to help inspire you to design a display that is uniquely yours.

Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas flower and when it comes to using them as decoration, they don’t have to be limited to staying in the pot.  Vibrant, red, artificial poinsettias are a beautiful, classic element used to complete the look of this ribbon entwined garland.  Adding some fun nutcrackers and a sleigh filled with presents at the base, helps bring this white fireplace to life.

PJInteriors Mantle 1Interior Designer: Patti Johnson Interiors

As mentioned in our Popular Christmas Decorating Styles blog, using a modern metallic palette with colors such as gold and silver can add an elegant and glamorous twist on the traditional holiday hues.  Using a sheer, mesh gold ribbon adorned with silver floral picks throughout, this mantel was designed to compliment the décor of the Christmas tree just a few feet away.  A beautiful gold and white santa placed on the corner of the mantel, and some faux lit candles, completes the look.  This mantel is ready for its close-up!

PJInteriors Mantle 3Interior Designer: Patti Johnson Interiors

If you prefer a more subtle mantel, this design offers a unique way to bring to bring a festive look to the room, along with a great place to display the wonderful Christmas cards you receive.  Here you can see the designer used modest greenery, pinecones, ribbon, reindeer and angels to create an element of subtle winter charm.  Silver snowflakes adorn the mirror to add a little extra sparkle.

SB Interiors MantleInterior Designer: Shannon Bieter

For more inspiration, check out last year’s Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas blog.  If you have a favorite Christmas mantel decorating style, tell us in the comments below.  Happy decorating!

XO Michelle

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