Gift of Christmas mantel. Showing stockings, garland, signs, mantel decor.

We can’t wait to bring the holidays into our homes. It’s never too early to transform your home into a winter wonderland. One area of the home we absolutely love decorating is the fireplace mantel. It’s so easy to change up the look of your mantel and make it the focus of your home. In this post, we’re sharing five top festive styles for every mantel, and what to do when you don’t have a mantel to decorate.

Green Scene

This mantel oozes fresh and festive style. The forest fragrance and lush greenery is a perfect rustic style that feels right at home in any farmhouse or cottage core aesthetic. Any and all greenery can be used to create this look — wreaths, garland, mistletoe, you name it. Mix a few varieties together to create a more layered look, and add some pinecones or other nature elements for texture.

Very Merry

This is your chance to be the most merry and bright. There’s no such thing as overboard when it comes to this look. Go wild! Bring out your Santa collection, grab your throw pillows and anything else you want for a celebratory style that shows everyone you have holiday spirit.

Farmhouse Fun

Draw the eye to your mantel display with a farmhouse sign. To complete the look, add a Christmas village of little houses or trees. To stay with a farmhouse theme, use wooden tags on your stockings.

Metallic and Modern

Go for the gold. This mantel’s glamorous flair gives it an elegant vibe from Christmas to New Year’s. The more sparkle and shine, the better. Use gold, silver and blush as your main color palette. 


You can’t go wrong with classic. Rich red and deep green hues are the staples of this style. You’ll want a holiday wreath placed above the mantel, with candles, garland and stockings to complete the look.

No Mantel? No Problem

You can still create the coziness a mantel provides with floating shelves! Use a shelf to place your seasonal decor, or anything else you want! It’s the perfect solution for decorating, storage, or even organization.

We hope you found some decor inspiration! Share your fireplace mantels with us and ideas with us in the comments and be sure to check out Jane for more gorgeous home decor.