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Festive Holiday Mantels

From the Editors of Traditional Home

When it comes to holiday decorations, hanging the stockings by the chimney with care is a great start, but we have plenty more inspiration for your holiday mantel.

Glamorous beaded stockings (details below) hang by this fireplace with care. A mix of gold leaves, pears, and fresh greenery adorn the mantel for the season. 

Ornamented with beading and crystals, Kim Seybert for Neiman Marcus stockings await Christmas morning surprises. 

Candy-colored ornaments and decorations are perfectly sweet against a punchy coral wallcovering. Colorful beaded strands and silver bells dress this white mantel in a playful style that you'll want to leave up to ring in the New Year.

This gold-and-green color scheme is simple and glamorous. White flowers and magnolia leaves in gold cups perch atop an ornate mantel while a gold leaf garland is elegantly hung below. 

Brushed brass jingle bells and amber-colored ornaments jazz up the corners of the mantel garland.

Luxe, textural stockings in peaceful blue tones look especially elegant when paired with cascading cedar boughs and ornaments in a similar colorway. Ginger jars on each end of the mantel provide the perfect finishing touch.

Bring your mantel to life by adding flowers to jars anchoring the mantel display. Pops of orange are a great complement to blue and bring a lot of happy verve to the holiday season.

Elevate flower power to a whole new level by lining the mantel with poinsettias. They mesh with holiday greenery to create an always-classic red-and-green scheme. And they're an excellent way to add plenty of zing to a white fireplace surround.

Stockings aren't the only game in town when it comes to mantel decor. String favorite photos, holiday cards, or kid-crafted ornaments across the fireplace for a meaningful personal touch.

Looking for a new take on mantel decorating? Skip the garland and go with an amazing collection of candleholders, spiced with some favorite collected pieces. 

Fresh fruit adds an unexpected twist to this mantel garland. Embroidered hanging stockings tug on our heartstrings. (Extra points for the poinsettia.) Take a closer look below.

Here's a closer look at the fruit integrated with the fresh greens and stockings hung from the mantel.

Ribbon-wrapped garland and a pair of gold trees trim this simple-but-chic holiday mantel. Take a closer look below.

Closer inspection reveals the different types of greenery and berries woven into the garland on the mantel.

A similiar mantel look—only this time in silver—is taken one step further with the addition of a metallic wreath over the mirror. And you can't go wrong with twinkle lights woven through the garland.

In a colorful blue and green room, mantel decorations remain glamorous but understated in gold and cream so as not to compete with the vibrant color scheme. Take a closer look below.

Bows in gold and cream and gold pinecones dress up a garland of fresh greens.

This dining room mantel features greenery filled with pinecones and fresh-plucked flowers framed by decorative urns. Note how the coordinating centerpiece arrangement continues the decorative scheme.

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