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This IKEA dresser hack is so easy and perfect for anyone to try! I was looking for a specific type of dresser, but I couldn’t find one within budget. That’s when I decided I would hack an IKEA dresser. It’s amazing how a little decorative moulding, paint and new hardware completely transformed this piece! Here […]

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I started this blog as a place to share DIY's, home finds and home decor inspiration. 

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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:

  1. Add green foliage

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!

  1. Choose Christmas accents that are gold and natural wood color

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.

  1. Add a focus piece

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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