How to Decorate your Mantel After Christmas

January 3, 2022

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Decorating the fireplace mantel after Christmas is bittersweet because it means all the Christmas decor has been put away, but it also provides a blank slate to refresh the space! My goal for winter decor is to keep it minimal but cozy. Here are my simple tips for decorating your fireplace mantel after Christmas.

Winter Fireplace Mantel

  1. Add brass pieces

Brass is great for warming up any space. Adding brass accents to your mantel will immediately give it that cozy feeling. Thrift stores are a great place to find vintage brass decor that will look beautiful on your mantel.

Pro Tip: Try using different shades of brass that complement each other. This will prevent your mantel from falling flat if you’re using multiple brass items.

  1. Use nature inspired home décor such as pinecones

Another way to create a cozy mantel is to use nature inspired home decor. I like using pinecones because they look great against the brass! I usually just use the ones I have left over from the Christmas decor.

Pro Tip: Display your pinecones in a small decorative bowl. This will give them such a designer look!

  1. Add winter greenery

I just love winter greenery! I prefer using faux winter greenery on the mantel, but if you can find the real stuff then even better!

Pro Tip: Olive branches are a great substitute for winter greenery. They give the space a soft look and easily transition into Spring.

  1. Don’t forget the moody art

Moody art on a winter fireplace mantel is a must! It really completes the look of the mantel decor. If moody art isn’t your thing, I think landscape prints also look great!

Pro Tip: My favorite place to shop for art prints is Etsy. The best part is that you can print them right at home.

May your winter mantel be as fabulous as you!

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