Hello friends and happy December! You all know how much I love decorating for a new season: switching up my color palette, my pillows, my table. and my mantel. I love all the seasons, but Christmas…well it’s just extra special! Today I’m joining my friends for the Seasonal Simplicity Series Holiday Mantel tour and there are 25 different mantels to inspire you and get your mantel holiday-ready. My look this year is classic and cozy with a pop of….RED! I know, I know you’re thinking who am I decorating with red?!? Decorating with a pop of color is always a bit of a gamble and you really never know how it will come together until either it does, or it doesn’t. Thankfully it did and I’m excited to share My Classic Christmas Mantel with White and Red!
For the greenery, I started with a faux garland and added fresh fir to the center and sides of the mantel to give it a fuller look and finished with fresh eucalyptus for added texture and smell. Also, if you like to decorate early, it’s easier to replace a few branches rather than the whole mantel.
A simple red and white bead garland and white cable knit stockings give my mantel the classic cozy look I envisioned in here.
Here’s a closer look at the pretty texture of the greenery and the wooden beads.
I used a mix of ceramics: a white Christmas tree and houses and red pillar candle holders. When adding a pop of color, keep in mind just that: keep other items similar (like I did with the white) and add one or two items that will “pop”!
Next to the mantel, I added a small potted tree and lantern filled with birch logs.
Here you can see a sneak peek of my coffee table and a bit more of my tree. Be sure to check back next week when I’ll be sharing the rest of my holiday home right here! If you’re curious how this year’s mantel compares to last year, check out my Elegant Black and Gold Christmas
I’m so glad you stopped by today and hope you love My Classic Christmas Mantel with White and Red as much as I do. Decorating with a pop of color can be tricky. It may take a bit more patience and trial and error than decorating with neutrals, but it’s definitely worth the effort! I hope you get a chance to visit the other bloggers sharing their mantels today, they are all listed below.
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We’re all sharing our holiday mantel decor with you – be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas mantel decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
Cozy Cabin Christmas Mantel Decor with Pops of Red at The Happy Housie
Fresh Cedar Christmas Mantel at A Pretty Life
Bright Colourful Merry Mantel at Tatertots and Jello
Red, White, and Gold Christmas Mantel at This is Our Bliss
Cozy Traditional Christmas Mantle at JoAnna Anastasia
Natural and Cozy Christmas Mantel at Modern Glam
Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Craftberry Bush
Merry and Bright Christmas Mantle at The Handmade Home
Assymetrical Christmas Mantel with Fresh Greenery and Blue Accents at The DIY Mommy
How to Hang a Garland on a Shelf for a Christmas Vignette at Fynes Designs
Elegant Holiday Living Room and Mantel at House by Hoff
Traditional Christmas Mantel at Rambling Renovators
Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas at Jennifer Maune
Christmas Mantel Mixing Faux and Fresh Greenery with Grey Accents at Deeply Southern Home
How to Decorate a Mantel for Christmas at She Gave it a Go
How to Decorate a Mantel with a TV Above It for Christmas at Home Made Lovely
My Classic Christmas Mantel with White and Red at Life is Better at Home
How to Style Your Shelves for the Holidays at My Sweet Savannah
Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Clean & Scentsible
Modern Minimalist Shelf Styling for the Holidays at This is Simplicite
Christmas Mantel Decor with Lighted Garland at Grace in My Space
Rustic Luxe Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Cherished Bliss
My Green and White Christmas Mantel at Cassie Bustamante
Holiday Mantel at Life is a Party
Asymmetrical Garland Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker Designs