One of my favorite areas of my home to decorate for the holidays is my fireplace mantel! There’s just something that feels so so traditional about greenery, garlands and stockings. What I love about these inspiring scenes (all from Crate & Barrel!) is that they offer up styles that work for everyone and can be switched up, added to or redesigned year over year. You can click any of the photos or text links to shop!
This post is either going to inspire you to deck the halls of your living room or inspire you to renovate your fireplace entirely – these mantles are giving me so many ideas!
Something you will notice about each of these designs is that they aren’t overly staged – because I don’t like things to feel cluttered or overdone. I also love to swap in fresh greenery wherever possible – it might feel a little higher maintenance, but you don’t have to store it between seasons!
Here are 11 different holiday fireplace mantel decor design that are sure to inspire your space this holiday season!
The Masculine Minimalist Mantel
I had to start this roundup with this photo because I think it might be my next fireplace design! I love that there is a seat – perfect for snuggling up by the fire but also a great spot for extra accessories like these little reindeer and tall vase of berry stems!
The Merry Modern Lodge Mantel
This is one of my favourite mantels in this roundup. It’s traditional but clean and modern. It’s no fuss and doesn’t feel too “theme-y” so if you’re putting up your decor early, you won’t tire of this by New Years Eve!
The Merry Christmas Morning Mantel
This mantel design feels like something you’d see out of a family holiday movie! The stockings are fun and hung from whimsical hangers and the mantle is covered in gorgeous red berry garland. I love the extra additions of the silver candle sticks and tall silver reindeer statues, too!
The Whimsical Minimalist Mantel
This mantel is minimalist but the stockings themselves are so cute and whimsical you wouldn’t want to add too much to the mantle above for fear of distracting from them! This look is one of my favourites because it offers small holiday touches throughout the room rather than one grand display.
The Deck Everything Mantel
This display offers a little bit of everything from a wreath and greenery to whimsical stockings and miniature trees with lights, berries and candlesticks to top it all off! Although this is a little busier than I might go on a regular year, there is something that just makes me want to throw on a fair isle sweater and take a photo right here!
The Traditional Christmas Theme Mantel
Everything you need for a traditional Christmas mantel is right here: Red? Check! Green? Check! Nutcrackers? Check! Greenery, trees and candlesticks? Check! Check! Check!
The Natural Greens & White Mantel
I think that if I went with this stunning mantel design that I’d end up decorating various corners of my home with these LED Pine Trees to match. I love that they come in so many sizes! This is a great way to decorate your mantle, too, without it feeling too busy or overdone.
The Natural Tones With Bright Winter Whites Mantel
I love how this mantel design feels like a mix between traditional and modern. It’s a little bit scandi-style, too, which I always gravitate towards for the holidays. There are so many gorgeous textures but no overly bright colours, just natural tones and clean winter whites!
The Simple Winter White Mantel
I love this white winter mantel because the pieces are not only gorgeous on top of the fireplace but would be great on a console table, sideboard or even as a table runner on your Christmas dining table! There’s just something about the white with the white pine that feels so magical!
Oh Little Town Lights Mantel
This mantel is simple but makes a lovely statement. I love the monochromatic feel of each of the lit up buildings and how the greenery breaks it up a little. These faux cypress stems are gorgeous in person and is no mess like the real stuff, but this is a great place to use natural boughs as well.
The Modern Hanukkah Mantel
It might not feel traditional to decorate the fireplace mantel for holiday but this gorgeous design by Rebekah Lowin for Crate & Barrel was too stunning not to share. I am in love with these gorgeous cobalt hurricanes and the little mid-century modern touches of these silver starbursts! The clean lines of this marble-base Menorah is also a gorgeous showpiece.