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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.