The most wonderful time of the year is when families come together for the holidays. In preparation for entertaining, I love decorating my space. A mantel is a focal point of your home, so why not spruce it up for the holiday season. Decorate your mantel with ornaments, garland, pine cones, holiday figures, stockings and more. Find our top picks below for updating your mantel today. 

As you consider how to decorate around a mantel, it helps to base your theme off of your room. If you’re working in your living room, a large decorative mirror may be just what you need to enhance the area above the mantel. Also, to get into the holiday spirit, you can hang your Christmas stockings from your mantel and add fun holders for decor. 

Another good thing to think about is balance. How would you like your arrangement to be? Perfectly symmetrical, placing matching items from your central point or mix it up with decorative objects of different shapes and sizes. Keep scrolling to find what pieces we’re loving on our mantel for under $50. 

Garland is a perfect way to add warmth and a festive touch to your space. I love the Brilliant Faux Pine 6 foot Garland from Pier One. It has a gorgeous combination of pine cones, ornaments and gold accents that would look perfect on a mantel. A unique and chic piece of garland is the Caviar Beaded Faux Silver Holly. With clusters of faux silver holly leaves and silvery pine needles this piece will add a touch of luxury to your space. 

Another way to spruce up your mantel is with light. Whether it be from candles or artfully arranged string lights, it will add a warm and cozy element above your fire place. I also love the look of the Bennet Red Metal Lanterns. These candle holders look festive and bright on any mantel. Lastly, the Loon Peak Gold Hill Spruce 2 foot Christmas trees would be a great accent for the ends of your mantel. 

If you choose to find a center point for your mantel, think of hanging a sign or banner. I love the LED Light-Up Noel Sign. It will add shine and cheer to any space. The Merry Christmas Banner from Pier One is festive and will standout. 

Do you decorate your mantel? Let me know in the comments below. 

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