Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

It’s my first holiday post of the season and I’m super excited to share a first look at my living room decor and my warm and elegant holiday mantel with you! I’ve been planning this colour palette for a while now (since last Christmas to be exact lol) and after envisioning it for so long, I’m thrilled to finally see it come to life! After decorating with red and white last year, I knew I wanted this year’s Christmas to be rich and warm with tones of green and brown and lots of natural greenery.  I hope you love it every bit as much as I do!! I’m joining some blogging friends who are also sharing their holiday mantels today so be sure to visit all the posts via the links below.

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

I knew I wanted to do some winter themed  oversized art  above the mantel and I love how this snowy forest with it’s caramel coloured bluffs adds a beautiful warmth in here that matches the glow of the fire.

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

When decorating with holiday greenery on the mantel, I like to start with a good quality and realistic looking faux garland and then add layers of fresh fir or pine and eucalyptus. This helps achieve the most luxe and low-maintenance look in my opinion that will last all season long. TIP: Use command strip hooks to secure the garland in place without damaging your mantel.

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

Brass bells and candlesticks  add a touch of warm elegance to the mantel.

Is there anything more luxurious than velvet at Christmas?!? It’s my absolute fave and you’ll be seeing more of it in my upcoming holiday posts.

A simple wooden bead garland is such a versatile purchase.  It can be used on your mantel, tree or draped on a mirror or window.

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel

Do you remember my classic Christmas mantel from last year? Which one do you prefer? I’m so glad you stopped by today, next week I’ll be sharing the rest of my home decorated for the holidays!  Now it’s time to check out the rest of the posts below for even more holiday mantel inspiration.

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas with you as well. Be sure to visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.

Snowy Natural Rustic Christmas Mantel Decor at The Happy Housie

Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel Garland at Maison de Pax

How to Create a Gorgeous Full Christmas Mantel Garland at Maison de Cinq

How to Design an Elegant Christmas Mantel at Grace in My Space

Festive Farmhouse Holiday Mantel Decor at She Gave it a Go

Colorful Holiday Bedroom Mantel at tatertots and jello

Classic Burgundy and Silver Mantel at Deeply Southern Home

A Traditional Red and Silver Christmas Mantel at Sincerely, Marie Designs

Elegant Holiday Mantel with Candlesticks at Modern Glam

Console Table Holiday Mantel at Rooms for Rent

How to Decorate a Rustic Christmas Mantel at The Tattered Pew

Neutral Christmas Mantel with Green Garland at Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Red and White Modern Holiday Mantel at This is Simplicite

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel Ideas at Clean and Scentsible

Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel Ideas at Life is a Party

Our Outdoor Fireplace at Christmas at This is Our Bliss

A Christmas Village Mantel at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

An Elegant Christmas Mantel at Rambling Renovators

Green and Gold Neutral Holiday Mantel at Joanna Anastasia

Warm and Elegant Holiday Mantel at Life is Better at Home



  1. November 25, 2021 / 9:23 am

    Absolutely beautiful Judy! I love how simple and elegant your mantel is! The bells have to be my favorite part!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2021 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much Mansa! I’m obessed with bells this year haha. Happy Holidays! Xx

  2. December 3, 2021 / 11:23 am

    What lovely photos! Such a light & airy mantel view – beautiful job!! And those bells and that TREE…stunning!!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2021 / 12:14 pm

      Rachael thank you so much!! Happy Holidays to you!

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