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Creative Ideas for Decorating Your Christmas Mantel 

If you’ve been counting down the days to deck your home out in Christmas decor… Now’s your time to shine! Along with decorating your tree and draping garlands from your staircase, don’t forget your fireplace mantel. Well-thought-out mantel decor can make your living room feel extra spirited, warm, and inviting! Don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll be offering you a peek into ReadyFestive’s three Christmas decor boxes and sharing some styling tips for turning your mantel into an eye-catching focal point.  Don’t have a mantel? No problem! Get creative and use

Liz
Dec 6

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If you’ve been counting down the days to deck your home out in Christmas decor… Now’s your time to shine! Along with decorating your tree and draping garlands from your staircase, don’t forget your fireplace mantel. Well-thought-out mantel decor can make your living room feel extra spirited, warm, and inviting!

Don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll be offering you a peek into ReadyFestive’s three Christmas decor boxes and sharing some styling tips for turning your mantel into an eye-catching focal point. 

Don’t have a mantel? No problem! Get creative and use these tips to decorate a shelf or console table instead.

ReadyFestive’s Three Christmas Themes  

Whether you like bold and colorful or chic and understated, ReadyFestive has a Christmas theme for you. Here’s a look into this year’s boxes: 

Theme #1: Neutral 

Is the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme a bit too loud for you? Consider our Neutral theme, which pairs neutral colors like beige and white with the added warmth and texture of holiday greenery.

This theme captures the essence of the holiday season while being more calming and gentle to the eye than traditional decor. 

Theme #2: Modern 

If you’re looking for holiday decor that truly exemplifies the “merry and bright” aspects of Christmas, the Modern theme is for you.

Featuring decorations in a rainbow of fun, bright colors like pink, yellow, and blue, this theme is great for those looking to create a light-hearted, cheerful ambiance, or in homes with children. This trendy, modern theme is sure to bring out the Christmas cheer! 

Theme #3: Farmhouse 

When it comes to Christmas decor, you sometimes just can’t beat a classic like red and white. Crisp, clean white provides a neutral background reminiscent of cozy, snowy mornings, while classic red adds a pop of color and Christmas spirit. 

Our Farmhouse theme is ideal for those seeking an interior design style that prioritizes rustic charm, simplicity, and tradition. 

Tips for Decorating Your Christmas Mantel 

#1: Bring the outdoors in   

Take a trip outdoors to forage for natural elements like tree trimmings, pine cones, and branches. Tree trimmings are excellent for using as a lush blanket on which you can build your mantel display, while other natural finds can be peppered in.

Also, if you don’t plan to use your fireplace, fill the firebox with stacked wood. This offers a cozy backdrop to your festive mantel decor. 

#2: Create a scene 

While we usually don’t encourage people to create a scene during the holiday season… we will make an exception when it comes to your mantel! 

The mantel provides the perfect place to display a wintery, festive scene or story. For example, using the items in the Neutral Box, you could arrange the Christmas trees and wooden house structures to create a whimsical, woodsy Christmas village. 

Fill in blank space and further enhance the scene by adding in items like pine branches, pinecones, artificial snow, and white twinkly lights!

#3: Align your mantel decor with your tree’s style 

Decor tends to look best when it remains consistent throughout the home. One good way to achieve this cohesion is by coordinating your mantel décor with your Christmas tree decor. 

For example, if you opt for a more modern tree with non-traditional Christmas colors (think: pinks, blues, yellows, etc.), consider matching these colors by decorating your mantel with the vibrant, trendy items from our Modern Box. 

One easy tip is to add a garland to your mantel and hang ornaments on your tree with matching colors. Also, if you have a few extra ornaments that don’t fit on your tree, nestle them into your mantel display. 

#4: Embrace repetition 

The repetition of certain items can create an intriguing visual—and it’s so simple to achieve! 

For instance, our Farmhouse Box focuses on contrasting red-and-white, candy-striped items. To play to this theme, try peppering candy canes or white and red candlesticks into your display. 

#5: Add layers  

Keep things interesting and eye-catching by adding layers with items that have different textures and appearances. The options are endless: reflective, smooth, rough, bright, sparkly—the list goes on and on.  

For example, our Neutral Box includes items with smooth textures (like the wooden house structures), items with rough textures (like the small trees), and even beaded items (like the tree garland). All of these items have varying heights as well, which creates dimension. 

Get Christmas Ready with ReadyFestive

If you’re looking for Christmas decorations to dress up your mantel or other parts of your home, ReadyFestive has you covered! To set up your subscription, simply choose which holidays or seasons you’d like to receive decorations for. You’ll then be prompted to fill out a survey to help us determine your favorite themes. Don’t have any specific preferences? No problem—we’ll surprise you!

Join the ReadyFestive family today to get one of our carefully-curated, Christmas-themed boxes delivered straight to your door, allowing you to prepare for this holiday with ease. If you’re already a subscriber, you can add a box to your subscription here

Don’t forget to tag #ReadyFestive on Instagram or Facebook to show us your Christmas décor. We have no doubt you’ll sleigh it!