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Fresh Winter Decorating Ideas for Your Mantel

January 20th, 2014

Putting away Christmas décor can be a bit of a bummer, but looking on the bright side, it can also be a great opportunity to change up a bit of your home decor! Your mantel is the perfect place to start because you see it all the time, and it acts as the focal point of the room.

What’s great about decorating for winter is that you need not look further than your own holiday decorations. Aside from your existing decor that you can use to create a winter mantel, you can also do some attic shopping. Create a beautiful winter mantel for your home with these inspiring ideas!

Neutral Colors


Neutral colors bring warmth to the mantel while retaining its simplicity. A winter mantel using neutral colors can include rustic cans, a pallet, and a wreath made of wheat stalks. You can also add a small stack of books, especially ones with yellowed pages, for some variety in your design. If you have an old mirror gathering dust in your attic or basement, clean it up and exchange it with your wreath for added visual space to your room.

Fresh Green

A perfect transition winter decorating idea is to use fresh greens right from your backyard! Your mantel will still have its winter flavor, especially if you use plants that thrive during winter. Add a branch or some twigs and a bowl of pine cones to complete the winter look. You can also use books (again) for balance.

All-white Mantel

White creates a perfect setting for a winter mantel! It looks pristine and is easy to match with other accessories, so your space will look great with your current room décor.



For your all-white mantel, candles, a white wreath, and some feathers create a lovely winter look without looking too Christmas-y. The candles and feathers present a nice landscape for your mantel, while the wreath makes a great focal point for the entire design.

Blue and Glass

Blue is such a cool color that it’s great choice for a winter mantel! Pair up your clear glassware with blue accessories to create a simple mantel for winter. Mason jars and decorative pitchers painted in blue is a perfect match for your clear glass Christmas décor, such as candle holders and other baubles. Finally, change out your Christmas wreath with an oval mirror to complete the look!

Make the transition from your holiday décor as smooth as possible with these winter decorating ideas! Do you have any winter mantel designs you’d like to share?

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