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Mantel Holiday Decorating Ideas

These Fireplace Mantel Setups Are Straight Out of Our Holiday Dreams

Aside from the Christmas tree, the fireplace mantel is the focal point of holiday celebrations. Whether you want to keep it classic with lush garland and moody candles, or go all out with a winter wonderland theme, there are so many different ways to express your creativity in the space you have. All you need is some inspiration and a few products from Lowe’s. Keep scrolling for five festive mantel decorating ideas for the holiday season.

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Midnight Blue


Sticking to one color makes decorating for the holidays an absolute breeze. Opt for something like midnight blue — it fits the wintery vibe, but is a nice departure from the usual red and green color palette. To keep the decor interesting, play around with different textures, like plaid stockings and glitter trees. The fun finishes complement the natural tones of this garland nicely.

Winter Wonderland


The key to achieving the winter wonderland aesthetic is sticking to a color scheme. Place contemporary accents, like these light-up hanging snowflakes, alongside traditional pieces, like this snow-capped garland. Plush accents, like these fur stockings, bring a warm touch. Plus, this look is so versatile that you can keep it up all winter long.

Candy Cane


This candy cane theme is a no-fail option that provides a dose of cheery nostalgia. Pick red and white accents like knitted stockings or a joy sign. For a garland, go for something slightly unconventional, like this berry-covered option.

Ugly Sweater


If you’re looking for a fun and funky vibe, why not draw inspiration from an ugly sweater party? It’s a surprising and lighthearted twist on traditional holiday decor. For this theme, the louder the decor, the better. Pick out eclectic accents, like fur and plaid stockings and a tree figurine. Don’t forget a funky garland! This option has multicolored bulbs and really helps to tie the look together.

Classic Cheer


Deep reds, vibrant greens, and creamy whites — you can never go wrong with a classic holiday color palette. Start by draping lush garland from the mantel, like this one; it’s artificial, which means there’s no mess. Try to keep the accents minimal. Red stockings are timeless, while LED candles amp up the cozy vibes to create the perfect Christmas scene around the fireplace.

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