Make a cozy mantel display
 

An Intimate Affair

Even if it's just the two of you that cozy up and enjoy the fire, embrace the holiday with a simple scheme designed for maximum festivity.


Make a mantel that will transition easily from Thanksgiving to Christmas
 

Seasonal Change

A wreath with fall harvest leaves can easily transition into the perfect Christmas focal point. Simply add garland and family stockings to the mix.


Add height to your mantel
 

New Heights

Fill a large mantel by hanging the wreath a bit higher and adding tall candlesticks and tapers. These easy tricks get your eye moving upward and create the illusion of higher ceilings.


A simple garland
 

Simple Style

Not all decorations have to be over-the-top. This long swag of garland adds a seasonal note without detracting from the fireplace's rustic charm.


Retro holiday flair
 

Hit the Ice

These retro-inspired stockings with green garland bring this classic cream mantel into nostalgic holiday mode.


An elegant take on a holiday mantel
 

Warming Up

Elegant touches of long natural garland and pinecone-filled glass vases bring the outdoors inside with sophistication style.


Frost your living room
 

White Christmas

Easily create a winter wonderland with lightly frosted garland and a wreath hung wtih holiday ribbon.

Tip: If you are not going to use your fireplace, fill it with candles to still enjoy the flickering of flames.


Stockings for everyone
 

Extended Family

When you're expecting a crowd for the holidays, make everyone at home with his or her own personalized stocking.


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