This cozy Christmas mantel has a natural garland, candles and chunky knit stockings. Come see how I created this simple holiday fireplace that will last all season long.
And be sure to check out all the incredible holiday mantel decorating ideas that are being shared today. You can find the images and links at the bottom of the post. So many pretty ideas!
Our Cozy Christmas Mantel
Where do you get your inspiration when you decorate for the holidays? For me, it usually starts with a feeling. This year for Christmas I wanted my home to feel simple and clean, but also cozy and a place to come home to at the end of each day.
2020 is different for all of us. Some of us are working from home, some of us are quarantining at home and others have jobs that require us to work outside the home.
Oh and let’s not forget those of us with kids conducting school at home! Oh boy. Our homes have become more important to us more than ever.
So, this Christmas more than ever, I want our home to feel relaxing and cozy for our family. A place where we can spend time together in the evenings surrounded by a peaceful and relaxing environment. I want our home to feel like a giant, warm hug.
This cozy Christmas fireplace is where we tend to gather after dinner each night. Whether it’s playing games, watching a Christmas movie, or taking a nap by the fire, this is one of our favorite spots.
A few years ago we replaced our wood burning fireplace with this gas insert and I love how it heats up the whole room but eliminates the need for any boy scout skills.
We do miss the smell of the logs burning, but after the past few years living so close to the fires in California, we can do without that smell!
P.S. check out our Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree to see more details and for all the links to products used for it.
Mantel With Asymmetrical Garland
To create this cozy Christmas mantel, I started with a 9 foot prelit garland. It is hard to find a garland that long and I was excited when I got this one. And it is lit with tiny micro fairy LED lights similar to my Christmas tree.
I placed the garland on the mantel and attached it to the left corner using a nail. Then I draped it across to the other side and let it hang off to the right.
I sort of tucked the edge back in the corner of the mantel and let the excess fall over the edge. And that basket is hiding the cord that plugs into the wall. It also adds to the cozy Christmas mantel vibes!
By placing the garland on the mantel asymmetrically it leaves the perfect spot for hanging the stockings. I hung our four stockings using small nails under the mantelpiece. I have tried command hooks, but they always end up falling off.
Minimalist Holiday Mantel
I chose not to add anything to the garland and to keep this mantel pretty simple and minimal.
And I found the best battery operated LED candles with a remote control and timer! Because, let’s be honest, as much as I love real taper candles, they are a total mess when they drip all over.
Green and White Christmas Decor
The highlight of this cozy Christmas mantel has to be this artwork from my favorite Lindsay Letters. I knew as soon as I saw this Balsam & Berries abstract print that it would set the tone for my entire holiday decor.
I look forward to Lindsay releasing her holiday collection every year. And I have been collecting her artwork for over 6 years.
I layered my new artwork over my Gleaming Primrose mirror and added this Christmas No. 25 print. This is one of my first pieces that I bought from Lindsay Letters and I use it every year. I love that her artwork is timeless and goes with any style.
This cozy Christmas mantel came together with just a few items and less than 30 minutes. And it’s a look that I know I am going to love all season long. I may even keep it up past New Year’s. 😉
Shop Our Cozy Christmas Mantel
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We’re all sharing our holiday mantel decor with you – be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas mantel decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
Cozy Cabin Christmas Mantel Decor with Pops of Red at The Happy Housie
Fresh Cedar Christmas Mantel at A Pretty Life
Bright Colourful Merry Mantel at Tatertots and Jello
Red, White, and Gold Christmas Mantel at This is Our Bliss
Cozy Traditional Christmas Mantle at JoAnna Anastasia
Natural and Cozy Christmas Mantel at Modern Glam
Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Craftberry Bush
Merry and Bright Christmas Mantle at The Handmade Home
Assymetrical Christmas Mantel with Fresh Greenery and Blue Accents at The DIY Mommy
How to Hang a Garland on a Shelf for a Christmas Vignette at Fynes Designs
Elegant Holiday Living Room and Mantel at House by Hoff
Traditional Christmas Mantel at Rambling Renovators
Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas at Jennifer Maune
Christmas Mantel Mixing Faux and Fresh Greenery with Grey Accents at Deeply Southern Home
How to Decorate a Mantel for Christmas at She Gave it a Go
How to Decorate a Mantel with a TV Above It for Christmas at Home Made Lovely
My Classic Christmas Mantel with White and Red at Life is Better at Home
How to Style Your Shelves for the Holidays at My Sweet Savannah
Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Clean & Scentsible
Modern Minimalist Shelf Styling for the Holidays at This is Simplicite
Christmas Mantel Decor with Lighted Garland at Grace in My Space
Rustic Luxe Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Cherished Bliss
My Green and White Christmas Mantel at Cassie Bustamante
Holiday Mantel at Life is a Party
Asymmetrical Garland Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker Designs