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Christmas Mantel Ideas

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Your fireplace mantel is a natural focal point for holiday decor, but you don’t have to arrange it the same way every year. Delight family and friends this season with any of these fun Christmas mantel decorating ideas.

Christmas fireplace decorations include a decorated wreath hung on a mirror, garland, LED candles and shiny reindeer.
Christmas fireplace decorations include massed glowing candles and festive garland atop the mantel.

Candle Power

Maximize the power of candles by massing them across your mantel among a bed of greenery. Stick with a uniform look, or vary the candle heights and colors to mix things up. If you’re worried about wax drips or open flames, choose battery-powered LED candles.

Christmas fireplace decorations include a rustic wooden star and festive garland atop the mantel.

Star of the Show

Make one large element the star of your mantel display, then give it a strong supporting cast. Here, a rustic DIY wooden star shares the stage with log-look LED candles and an assortment of nature-theme ornaments and garland.

Christmas fireplace decorations include a decorated wreath hung on a mirror, garland, LED candles and shiny reindeer.

Classic Colors

Take a traditional tack by decorating your mantel in classic Christmas colors of red, gold and green. Anchor the display with a wreath hung over a large mirror, then add garland, LED candles, stockings and your favorite ornaments.

Shop Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

Christmas fireplace decorations include red ball ornaments, greenery, red berry picks and red-and-gold beaded garland.

Glam Greenery

Live or artificial evergreen garlands make a great base for your Christmas mantel display. To lend the greens a glamorous look, dress them up with some joyful jewelry, such as glossy red berry picks, sparkly red-and-gold beaded garland and shiny red ball ornaments that dangle like earrings.

Mantel Decorating