First up on the list of Christmas inspiration this week is Merry Mantels! I love decorating my mantel for Christmas and strive to mix it up a little each year.
Here is my mantel from last year:
I am still tweaking this years mantel and I think it is even better this year! ( I will be revealing my tree, mantel, and more next week so stay tuned! )
So here are some inspiration pictures for you (most I found on Pinterest but am linking to the original source if possible.)
Of course some sort of greenery or garland usually finds it way on to most Christmas mantels. Love the red, glittery saying added to this mantel – it makes this mantel!
Mantel by Impatiently Praying for Patience
The grapevine garland on this mantel is gorgeous too and I also love the hanging ornaments and the simple “Christmas” sign.
This pinecone garland is pretty as well – perfect for a natural, rustic looking mantel.
Here is Kevin and Layla’s mantel from last year – aren’t the striped stockings and the presents stacked up in the fireplace adorable?
Another garland made of Christmas balls inscribed with “Merry Christmas”
Love the ledges over this mantel with the Christmas prints on them – so pretty!
An iron gate with the wreath over it. The big red bow just pops on this simple mantel
Christmas mantels don’t have to be all red and green either. This all-white Christmas mantel is gorgeous! Just remove the “Christmas” letters and it could easily transition into winter too!
Here is another no-red mantel by Kate at Centsational Girl. The silver, white, and green is pretty too!
Mmmm… burlap and mercury glass – two of my FAVORITES! This mantel is gorgeous all decked out for Christmas! 🙂
Mantel by Confessions of a Plate Addict
Isn’t this mantel cute! Love the stockings, the red beads and the hanging ornaments
Mantel from It’s the Little things that Make a House a Home
Mantel by Make it -Love it
source unknown from Pinterest
More hanging ornaments and cranberry filled candle holders on this mantel.
So whether your mantel is adorned in red and green and lots of greenery, or simple and rustic with pinecones and burlap, or just simple candles (even battery operated ones!) with some light greenery, it is all pretty!
What is your favorite way to decorate your mantel?
Do you use greenery and the classic Christmas colors, go with the natural look, lots of candles or something else?
Working on finishing mine up tonight!