The mantel has always been a styling playground — a prime spot for candles, artworks and decorative miscellany — but when it comes to the holiday season, most of us revert to the same old MO: greeting cards and stockings. What do you say we freshen things up this winter?
Add height. Play with varying verticals, like tall faux trees paired with low ornaments or gilded pinecones.
Brighten up. Shimmering metallics and crisp whites keep the effect clean and modern. Keep it from looking chilly with warm brass accents or glowing reds.
Bring the outside in. Natural wreaths draw the eye up and suggest holiday spirit without being too chintzy. We also love a gilded garland!
Don't forget the holiday cheer. No fireplace? No problem! Chalk one onto your wall for the season! Gorgeous decor doesn't have to take itself too seriously.