I love neutral Christmas Mantel decor! There’s something special about subtle Christmas decor that makes home feel peaceful and joyful.
Here are a few ways to dress up your fireplace mantel while keeping it simple and neutral:
I love a good garland! My favorite types of garlands are faux cypress and pine. I also like to mix the two, which tends to give the garland an elegant look. This year, I decided to mix in some faux eucalyptus. I purchased some inexpensive eucalyptus stems from Amazon and placed them throughout the garland.
Pro Tip: Try placing your garland asymmetrically on your mantel. It totally elevates the look!
When selecting the other items to add to your mantel, stick to gold and natural wood-colored items. Not only does gold and natural wood look great against the green foliage, but it also adds a softness to your Christmas decor.
Pro Tip: Frame a piece of art in either gold or natural wood. The key here is simplicity.
It’s easier to decorate your mantel by starting with a focus item. For me, this was a round black mirror. It provides a good focal point to work from. I then like to add the tallest items on the very outside of either side of the mirror and work my way in. I try to group items together in either 2’s or 3’s, but don’t be afraid to mix up your items until you’re happy with how they look!
Pro Tip: Make your focus piece a mirror. Not only will the mirror make your space look larger, but it also makes for great photos!
I hope this helps you create your perfect neutral Christmas mantel this year! As always, thank you for being here.
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