It’s the most wonderful time of the year to decorate! Decorating for Christmas brings so much joy with the bright colors and the lights. Do you have a favorite spot in your home you love to decorate for Christmas. For me, it is the mantle and the builtins that surround our fireplace. This year I decked them out in red, white, and black Christmas decor and I think it looks just perfect!
I decorated the mantle with several items I already had like the flocked greenery, the stocking holders, the red stockings, the beaded garland, and the buffalo check garland. The only new item I added was the cream colored garland and it works so well with everything else.
Here is a first look at the builtins. They are always so much fun to decorate and it is fun to be creative with them as well. Again, most of what I used I already had, but I did sprinkle in a couple of new items to change things up a bit. Also, I always move items around from year to year, so it doesn’t look the same.
Mixing patterns, colors, and textures is what makes the mantle and builtins look so festive. Most of the items you see here came from Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Home Goods. I love the reindeer with the scarf around his neck!
Any year round neutral pieces were left on the shelves and then I added in the Christmas decor around them. I also put Christmas scrapbook paper in the frames that sit on the shelves. I love the mix of buffalo check, plaid, and polka dots. And the red Christmas tree is so bright and pretty!
If this doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will! Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the season and wait for Santa to come down the chimney!