Well… It’s December 2nd. Did everyone decorate their homes yesterday?! My husband used to make me wait until December to decorate and you better believe that out house looked like a totally different place come December 1st! This year I wanted to use a lot of natural elements in my decor, while incorporating all of the traditional reds, whites, and greens. I’ll be sharing my entire home tour next week, but I’ll get you in the mood by showing off my Cozy & Rustic Christmas Mantel today!
Our fireplace has beautiful floor to ceiling stone work and is a major focal point of the room! Like many homeowners, our TV sits right on top of the mantel (which can’t really be moved!), so every year I need to come up with simple ways to decorate around it. This year, I went really simple. As in two-lanterns-and-a-garland simple.
There’s the full view for you! What do you think? Loving it already? Let me show you more! lol.
I loved these lanterns as soon as I found them and knew I wanted to put them on either side of the TV.
Then I draped the entire fireplace mantel with this beautiful garland! I LOVE the different leaves, the pinecones and especially the different textures! It adds so much visual interest.
When it came to the stockings, I needed something new, and I knew just where to look. Wayfair has a HUGE selection of beautiful holiday pieces! I bought these stockings a few weeks ago and was itching to get them up on the mantel right away.
Decorating the mantel doesn’t stop at the mantel. I also like to fill the surrounding floor with child-friendly decor.
I made the tall sign myself and I’m SO in love with it. It adds the perfect height to the space, and bonus – it has proven to withstand toddler treatment.
Let me know what you think of our mantel! I’d love to hear!
Make your own Joyful Wood Sign!