5 Merry Mantels That’ll Keep You Cozy This Season!

Photography by Jim Bathie, Interior designs by Honey Miller

Text by Holly Seng

The weather outside may be frightful, but these fireside locales sure are delightful! From garlands of foraged greenery to stockings hung with care, these mantels celebrate the season with festive style. Embrace the holiday spirit as you peruse this heartwarming collection of cozy mantels.

Making Spirits Bright

A stone fireplace with a large wreath and garland decorated with ribbon.
Photography by William Dickey, Interior designs by Cindi Jones

A soft glow emanating from the surrounding candlelight and beribboned garland complement this hearth’s fiery blaze. A grand wreath with coordinating ribbon enhances the stately stone fireplace.

Hand-Stitched Sentiments

A mantel decorated with hand-stitched stockings, dried hydrangeas, and taper candles.
Image by @popsandpiaf via Instagram

What better accent to showcase on a mantel than stockings thoughtfully made—and embroidered—by a loved one? Add swags of fresh greenery, tapers, and dried hydrangeas for vintage flair.

Outdoor Splendor

An outdoor fireplace decorated with magnolia leaves.
Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Kim Chiselko, Holiday designs by Dana Holcombe

If your climate cooperates, venture to your back porch where an outdoor fireplace awaits. Adorned with freshly clipped magnolia leaves, this space takes a natural approach to decorating. Piles of plush pillows and comfortable throws ensure you’ll stay warm.

Jolly Old St. Nick

A mantel adorned with greenery and red berries.
Image by @thehumblehaven via Instagram

Take your decorating cues from Santa’s red suit. Accents of red pop when paired with greenery, while plaid throw pillows impart a classic touch. A painting of your muse hints at the holiday magic that awaits on Christmas Eve.

Balanced Beauty

A mantel with pillar candles and an asymmetrical display of greenery.
Photography by Jim Bathie

Garner interest with an asymmetrical mantel design. Staggered at various heights, pillar candles add a gentle glimmer to greenery arranged in an organic fashion. A trio of knit stockings hang from the opposite end, bringing balance to the vignette.

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