Even if you haven't built a fire, the fireplace mantel is often a focal point in a room, so what better spot to decorate for Christmas? With plenty of space for signs, ornaments and garlands, you can turn your mantel into a magical, festive wonderland.
Naturally, you'll need the right Christmas mantel décor. For starters, you might want to think about what types of decorations you're looking for, and then you can consider specifics, such as size and color palette.
You can find many types of festive mantel decorations. Which ones you choose is entirely up to your preference. You may want to show off more than one type.
Once you've decided what type of decorations you're looking for, there's still more to think about. Consider these factors to help you find the right décor.
You can find some inexpensive decorations for around $5 to $20, including festive signs and letters, stockings and small ornaments. Elaborate ornaments and top-quality garlands can cost as much as $100.
Thanks to its added bows, baubles, berries and pine cones, this garland really brings festive cheer to your mantel. It is 9 feet long and has 50 integrated warm white lights.
These three flameless candles flicker softly with a warm white glow that's delightfully festive. The deer design is Christmasy without being over-the-top. They use AAA batteries, which you need to buy separately.
These four flocked Christmas trees are perfect mantel decorations, either on their own or as part of a larger display with other items. Each is of a different height ranging between roughly 4 and 10 inches.
Each measuring 24 inches tall, this pair of birch tree lights makes a striking display on your mantel. The silvery bark and bare branches are wintry, while the integrated lights give them a festive glow.
These glass ornaments look beautiful sitting on a mantel, illuminating with a beautiful warm white light. They come in a pack of three, each of a different height (roughly 8, 9.5 and 11 inches).
Inside this beautifully finished lantern is a festive scene complete with swirling snow. Not only does it look great simply as an ornament, but it also lights up with an LED bulb.
Hung on your mantel, these knitted stockings bring the look of Christmas past to your living room. They're available in a range of lengths and color combinations, so you can choose what suits your needs.
Not only are these stocking hangers practical, but they are also decorative and look great on any mantel. This set of four includes three reindeer and a sleigh with presents inside
It's 6 feet long and studded with white lights and this wintry garland is a perfect alternative to classic evergreen versions. It is battery-powered and has a timer to save energy.
This farmhouse Christmas mantel decor hangs from your mantel. The background is distressed for a vintage look, with an elegant green ribbon connecting the letters.
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