15 Christmas Mantel Decorations for a Merry Celebration

You're one step away from a festive living room.

Mantelpiece with Christmas decor
Anjelika Gretskaia

Outfitting a mantel for Christmas doesn't have to be a daunting task. Like any other aspect of holiday decorating, it's simply about paying attention to detail and, more importantly, showcasing your personal style. These 15 Christmas mantel decor ideas are chock-full of inspiration to make your fireplace the focal point of your living room this holiday season.

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Christmas fireplace display with rocking horse
Melissa Ross
Candy Jars

A variety of simple apothecary jars filled with your favorite holiday treats can add some fun to your mantel decor. Candy canes, anyone?

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Interior with mirror, candles and christmas decoration in gold
VEX Collective
Glitzy Gold

If you love nothing more than a dose of glitz and glam in your home, consider a monochrome moment. A gold mirror, candles and miniature trees can make a dazzling statement.

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closeup fireplace mantel with wreath
Wreath and Candlesticks Combo

It doesn't get more classic than a combination of a lush green wreath and tall candlesticks.

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Christmas socks hanging on a fireplace
Layered Look

Pile on the garland, stockings, candles, and more for an eye-catching, layered arrangement.

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Christmas Mantel Decor
CLM Images
White Ribbon & Lights

Garland covered in simple white ribbon and lights add a touch of elegance to this mantel.

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Christmas stockings over fireplace
Swell Media
Personalized Stockings

What better way to celebrate the season than with personalized stockings?

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Christmas and New Year Eve Tree. Holiday winter background. Interior details - mirror-snowflake, mantelpiece with garland of light bulbs.
Konstantin Aksenov
Wintry Mix

Frosted accents are one of the easiest ways to get your home ready for the holidays. Here, a mantel is dressed up with a snowflake-shaped mirror and a garland of light bulbs for a winter wonderland feel.

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Mantelpiece with Christmas decor
Anjelika Gretskaia
Classic Mirror

A classic mirror can make an impact during the Christmas season and beyond.

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Crabapple topiary with candlesticks
Jeff Oshiro
Unexpected Fruit

We bet you never thought a display of apples—flanked by candlesticks—could be so festive.

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Christmas Mantelpiece
A Traditional Bow

Believe it or not, the "less is more" theory can even apply to holiday decorating. A traditional red bow, placed directly at the center of a mantel, is sometimes all that's needed to complete a look.

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Christmas decoration with fireplace
Festive Wreath

Jazz up a mantel with a festive wreath adorned with colorful ornaments and red ribbons. Add a complementary garland to complete the look.

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Christmas decoration in white and green
White Accents

Have an affinity for minimalist design? Outfit an-all white mantel with white accents like candles. A few silver accessories and a touch of greenery can be used for even more of a unique look.

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Christmas wreaths hanging on wall over mantelpiece
Cavan Images

Rest a small assortment of uncontained ornaments and small decorative objects in a mix of metallic and neutral hues directly on top of your mantel. Finish the look by adding an ornament-embellished wreath in similar tones.

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Christmas tree, gifts and decorations near fireplace in living room
Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury
Mini Stockings

Stockings are a go-to for holiday decorating for a reason. Get a little more crafty than usual by hanging a string of colorful mini stockings for a fun look.

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Christmas tree and fireplace in living room
Paul Viant
Natural Elements

If a more rustic aesthetic is your goal, hold back on garland with shiny ornaments. Trade them in for greenery that's dressed up in more natural elements like pinecones.

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