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Pretty Christmas Mantle Decor Ideas

Get your fireplace holiday ready with these creative ideas for decorating your mantle!

During Christmastime, you’ll be in a decorating frenzy trying to get every inch of your home in the festive spirit for Christmas. If you’ve got a fireplace in your home, it will most certainly be the focal point in your house during the holidays. Be sure to make your mantle match your home’s Christmas get-up by decorating your fireplace in its Christmas best.

To give you a little inspiration in your Christmas mantle decorations, we scoured the web for some of the coolest Christmas mantle ideas we could find. From pine cones to ornaments to pretty-in-pink mantles, you’ll find unique and beautiful ways you can jazz up your mantle in ways you never thought of.

Christmas Mantle Decked in Ornaments

If you're looking to add a pop of color to your mantle this Christmas season, you'll love how A Pretty Life in the Suburbs decorated her Christmas mantle. We're big fans of DIY Christmas ornament wreaths , but Jo-Anna took it once step further and incorporate a Christmas garland to match.


While working with so many colors could cause decorating chaos, Jo-Anna's choice to stick with basic white twinkle lights, to anchor the entire look with a thick green garland and to keep additional embellishments to a minimum, brought the whole Christmas look together perfectly.

Instead of taking traditional route this Christmas season and decorating with the usual gold, red and green tones, switch it up and give this colorful ornament design a try!

It’s Going To Be a White Christmas

No matter where you live, a whimsical white Christmas is in store with this next holiday mantle design. If you take a closer look, designer Susie Harris has a few of Celebrations.com’s most favorite items collected on her Christmas mantle! Do you see the chalkboard paint? And what about those mason jars!


Rounding out the look with rustic white tree branches and other silver, blue and white décor items, this mantle captures the whimsy white Christmas feel perfectly - all while keeping our top repurposing tips in mind!

Go Coastal for Christmas

On the opposite end of the spectrum from a white Christmas is a coastal one. If you live near the beach, or long for those beach days, capture it in your Christmas mantle with this beachy Christmas décor idea we discovered over at Beach Comber 26.


The clever mix of hydrangeas, shells, white candles and a DIY banner capture the peace and joy of the holiday season perfectly.

A More Modern Christmas Mantle Idea

Sometimes keeping it simple really is the better idea. Rather than rid the mantle of it's evergreen piece of art, this last Christmas mantle idea we found over at Apartment Therapy keeps it front and center.


While on its own the artwork doesn't shout "Merry Christmas," once the inexpensive, yet totally festive Christmas trees and NOEL sign are staged beneath it, it becomes the perfect entry for Santa.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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