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Decorating Your Mantel: Two Ways For the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! Decorating seems to come earlier each season, and this year .. we’re here for it. Thankfully we captured timeless holiday decor in our Goodrich Tudor home, that we can reshare with you again this season. Today, we are sharing holiday inspired looks for your mantel below to help get you in the spirit.

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We have curated two fireplace mantel looks and sharing one bonus tip at the bottom of this post to help you get through all styling dilemmas.

Transitional Seasonal Decor – Look #1

Oh boy, we have been using that term a lot around here. Transitional items in your home are so important! 1. It saves you money 2. They can be displayed through multiple seasons and 3. Did you read one and two? We love being able to use the same items year after year. Always continue to invest in the pieces that you believe are timeless. This means faux garland that looks that can fake almost anyone out. You can always style your faux garland with real accents to enhance the look and add variety season after season.

Get the look of this transitional mantel by shopping the links below.

Small lantern | Large lantern | Black candle holders | Brass candle holders | Round Mirror

Log holder | Ceramic white houses | White glass tree | Faux Garland

Shimmer and Sparkle – Look #2

This is for all you white glitzy holiday decor lovers. There are many bloggers out there who do this genre pretty dang well and we are here to help you through an understated glitzy look. Is that an oxymoron? The glitz does make me smile, I can’t help it! We love just a touch of shimmer. Your key accents here are going to be all things, silver, gold, glittery and shiny!

Get the look of this shimmer inspired mantel by shopping the links below.

Small white tree | Large Silver Tree | Silver candle holders | Faux Garland

Cheers | Blue Area Rug | Beaded Framed Mirror

Bonus Decor

The transitional look and shimmer inspired look that we created can both easily be dressed up. This is something you might consider when you start to get closer to the holidays or are throwing a party. Here are a few looks to incorporate into your transitional decor when the holiday spirit hits!

Extra Greenery

We love sprucing up our faux garland with small real greenery pieces. This adds just a little element to enrich that space- and also smells great! The only reason we don’t suggest this 100% of the time is because of the practicality of it; it will shed all over your living area. I personally hate the clean up of it all. The faux looks great and no mess!


I loved styling snowshoes for this look. They look great leaning up against the fireplace, hanging on the the wall or in your rear entry. It’s pretty difficult to get your hands on some vintage snowshoes, but if you can, you should. It adds a fun nostalgic element to your scene.

Vintage Stockings

This may be an obvious tip…update your stockings to a not so updated trend, go vintage! We found these Vintage Stockings on Etsy, they are customizable as well. If your mantel is already full, hang onto to these and add for the days leading up to Christmas – if this is the holiday you and your family celebrate.

Glitzy Trees

Add even more glittery trees to your shimmered inspired look. Many of these gold shimmery trees have a light option as well, which can be fun for night time or a party. The best part about mantels, they can be dressed up or down in minutes.

Thank you for following along,

Katie Kath + Jkath Team

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