It’s time to deck the halls!
The mantel is one area worth focusing your efforts on this year. Long known as prime real estate for dangling stockings and meandering garland, it’s only natural to make the mantel and fireplace the focal point of your décor decisions. Besides, if the frigid temperatures so far this winter are any indication, your fireplace — and its welcome warmth — will be a focus until things thaw out next spring.
Before you dust off those tired boxes of decorations in the basement, stop by Homemakers for a little holiday inspiration. Our accessory buyer, Lori, and the Homemakers visual display team have transformed our Marketplace into all things holly and jolly. With hundreds of accessories available for under $20, it’s as affordable as it is festive.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas for transforming your room with a festive holiday mantel display!
Whether it’s height, color or texture, variety is important. Some frost-kissed berry branches would provide a pleasing contrast to the verdant green hue of garland. A small grouping of decorative trees or candles offer varied heights and a layer of depth and visual intrigue.
Go Rustic with Wood
Wood pieces add a rustic touch that can keep an overall design grounded instead of superfluous and haphazard. Whether it’s a pair of snowshoes, a sled or a pair of skis, you’re limited only by your imagination. We also love planked wood signs, which are equally at home on your mantel or your wall.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Your home is a reflection of your life, so let that show through by incorporating personal elements. A mantel is the perfect stage for your kids’ homemade crafts. Family photos are ideal, too.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. A playful piece or two can add a little humor and get your guests talking. We’re looking at you, Sweatered Dachshund and Skiing Reindeer. It’s your time to shine!
Have you decorated for the holidays yet? What made the cut for your mantel? We’d love to hear about it!
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