Festive & Modern Mantels for the Holidays

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to go full-swing into holiday decorating (that is, if you haven’t already). Decking out the mantel is one of the best parts of holiday season decorating. There’s an infinite amount of ways to express your style over the hearth with color and texture, no matter how traditional or contemporary your style. Don’t have a fireplace? Check out these ways to fake your own and then dress a mantel with holiday magic!

Photo: The Crafted Sparrow


Keep It Simple

This minimal mantel from Sugar & Cloth captures the holiday spirit with natural elements and traditional colors.



This display gets it’s Scandinavian vibes from the neutral color palette and wooden bead art. Read more at Nalle’s House.



White and silver decor, faux fur, and glitter are the recipe for this glamorous mantelscape by The TomKat Studio.




If vibrancy is more your speed, Make & Do Studio nailed this cheerful teal and fuchsia manteltop.


Toned Down

Modern Glam kept things light by decorating the fireplace with white stockings, faux antlers and a DIY pom pom garland.


Black and White

I’m Dreaming of a [black and] White Christmas. Get the details on this design by The Crafted Sparrow.



The Design Confidential topped off a white and black space with gilded accessories for a modern, luxe look.



In another design from The Crafted Sparrow, this hearth gets more of a classic look with flannel decor and a rustic tree farm sign.


Merry & Bright

A Beautiful Mess made this fun mantelscape with a mix of pine cone decor, an ornament garland and a festive DIY sign.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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