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Christmas Mantel Ideas That Are Incredibly Simple (And Cute!)

    Check out these cute and cozy Christmas mantel decorating ideas for above the fireplace.  They will give your living room a fresh new look for the holidays.

     How To Decorate Your Mantel For Christmas

    With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve been browsing all of the cute Christmas decor ideas for the living room. I found so many great ideas that I just had to share a few of my favorites.

    These super cute – and simple! – mantel ideas will inspire you to give your fireplace a seasonal makeover this year. A little rustic, a touch of farmhouse, and a few modern ones too – get ready to pin these beautiful Christmas mantels!

    Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy while you scroll through these gorgeous Christmas mantel ideas.

    Christmas Mantel Ideas That’ll Make Your Home Look Amazing

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    Lots of Layers

    Make your Christmas mantel feel vibrant and full of life by layering in brass candlesticks, bottlebrush trees, a statement mirror, mini white houses and a festive wreath.

    Complete the look with non-matching yet coordinating stockings and a felt ball garland for a whimsical vibe.

    Asymmetrical Christmas Mantel

    Get creative with your garland by only hanging it on one side of the mantel. Balance the look with pretty candlesticks (these vintage looking brass ones are my favorite) and knit stockings.

    Neutrals + Jingle Bells

    While a classic greenery garland hangs above, a mantel decorated with giant jingle bells, neutral stockings, and a whimsical globe light garland completes this cozy vibe.

    Go For Bold

    Make a statement with your fireplace and paint it black. Your Christmas decor will really pop.

    This modern Christmas mantel feels festive for the season but it’s also versatile enough to keep up all winter long. Simply remove the stockings, and your mantel will be wintertime ready until spring.

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    No Mantel, No Problem

    Don’t have a traditional fireplace mantel? No problem!

    Decorate your coat hook area or open shelves with all the traditional mantel decor ideas: brass candlesticks, a wooden mirror, bell garland, mini trees, and stockings.

    Have A Blue Christmas

    Dress up your mantel with an elegant combination of different types of greenery like a eucalyptus garland layered in with a traditional Christmas garland. Add interest with blue accents and wood bead garlands.

    Bottlebrush Meets Magnolia

    Bottle brush trees in varying heights, a creative magnolia leaf garland, a pop of burgundy florals are the perfect complement to this boho styled Christmas mantel.

    Cozy & Woodsy Christmas Mantel

    With warm candlelight framing a cute wooden sign, this romantic setup is the perfect place to unwind and relax with your loved one this holiday season. Give your Christmas mantel a woodsy vibe with antler sheds, burlap wrapped trees and wooden lanterns.

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    Classic Christmas Colors


    Keep it classic and go for contrast with pops of gold, vibrant greenery, red velvet ribbon and cozy faux fur neutrals.

    Farmhouse Signs of Christmas


    Add some farmhouse charm to a simple mantel display with black and white buffalo plaid stockings and a pretty wood sign.

    Flocked trees and holly berry stems come together to make this farmhouse-inspired mantel feel just right.

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    Final Thoughts On Decorating A Christmas Mantel

    Use these simple decor ideas from this list to decorate your mantel for Christmas – without breaking the bank.

    Whether you want to go with classic decorations, or more of a modern farmhouse style, these Christmas mantel decoration ideas are sure to make your fireplace festive this season!

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