20 Glowing Holiday Mantels

Welcome Kris Kringle and the holidays with a stunning mantel and fireplace design. From chalkboards to banners to miniature mittens, set the mood with these fresh Christmas decorating ideas.

Pretty Peaceful

HGTV's own Emily Henderson created this funky focal point on Secrets of a Stylist Holiday. The playful peace sign was created by attaching boards to a hula hoop and hot-gluing ornaments to it.

Chalk It Up

Chalkboards can hang over the mantel or, in this case, stand in for it entirely! This clever faux mantel wall hanging from designer Brian Patrick Flynn is a smart solution for apartment dwellers or renters. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Holiday Stocking Decorations

Go Faux

No mantel, no problem! If your home doesn't have a hearth, fake it with this DIY project from Marian Parsons. Customize your homemade mantel with colorful paint and pretty knobs or hooks for stockings. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Antique Inspirations

A hand-painted chalkboard in a large, antique-inspired frame is the focal point for this cottage-style mantel. Fresh greenery and vintage accessories create a perfectly distressed holiday mantlescape. Design by HGTV fan mysweetsavannah

Fireplace With Stocking Hangers

Haute Stocking Hangers

Sometimes it's all about the small details. This mantel's blue, silver and white color scheme stands out against the natural stone, but the real stars of this scene are the customized chalkboard stocking hangers. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Glittery Christmas Banner With Wreath

Glam Banner

Looking to make your own sparkling mantel banner? It's easy! Get inspired by our step-by-step tutorial to spell out some season's greetings in glitter.

Gardland on Mantel

Rustic Elegance

Miniature wooden reindeer and glittery berry sprigs help create a natural yet eye-catching display. Design by HGTV fan clonning

Wreath Above Mantel

Standout Snowflakes

The matching greenery wreath and swag are perfect pair, but the snowflakes make this mantel a standout. Get a similar look in your home by adding your favorite ornaments to your display. Design by HGTV fan Lisa Campbell

Holiday Mantel with Wreath and Lights

Shimmery Silver

This bright holiday mantel delivers holiday cheer and a handmade touch. \"The mantel gets all decked out with pine swags adorned with a variety of glittery ornaments for a touch of Christmas shimmer,\" Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says.

Six-Stocking Christmas Decoration

Fresh Greens

\"Mix and match your decor to create a fresh and unique holiday mantel,\" Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room says. \"Pretty faux or fresh greenery can be paired with candlesticks, glass balls and artificial fruit for a lush and festive look.\"

Red and Green Mantel With Stockings

Holiday Blooms

HGTV fan smacklem combined faux and fresh greenery with blooming paperwhites and red berries for a lavish holiday mantel. Handmade stockings and red-toned artwork bring in traditional holiday hues.

Holiday Mantel Decorations With Message of Hope

Christmas Greens

Lime green was the color inspiration behind HGTV fan maureengeorgia's holiday decor. She mixed various green tones with gold and silver accessories for an elegant and sparkling holiday mantel.

Christmas Banner for the Mantel

Handmade Holiday

Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors created simple and festive holiday decor for her mantel. To get the look, place letter stickers on ornament balls to spell out seasonal greetings. String them together with ribbon and display your new design for all to see.

Festive Plant Holiday Decorations

Lush Garland

HGTV fan Leanne Michael Interiors created a lush and colorful arrangement for the holidays. Hues of raspberry, gold and pale green combined with various fruits and candies deliver a burst of color to a formal off-white fireplace and mantel.

Joy Stocking Mantel

Unique Displays

HGTV fan HomeRestyle used a variety of clear glass jars and vases to display colorful ornament balls, red berries and tea-light candles. Starfish and sand-filled jars keep the beach in mind during cold winter weather.

Holiday Mantel

Nature-Inspired Decor

Fresh cedar pine and greens with peaches, pinecones and berries were combined for an ultra-natural and festive look. Strands of gold beads add a surprising hint of color within the garland.

Christmas Mantel Decor

Relaxing by the Fire

Red and white poinsettia flowers above fresh green garland bring in our favorite Christmas hues. Candles and a crackling fire create a cozy and inviting living room.


Colorful Creations

HGTV fan laurabruen covered her mantel and fireplace in bright red and green. Potted poinsettias, faux garland, clear lights and gold accessories create a dazzling winter mantlescape.

Toyland Inspiration

This holiday mantel decor was inspired by vintage Christmas toys. HGTV fan HomeRestyle added pinecones to light greenery surrounding the wooden nutcracker soldiers. A clothesline of miniature mittens add a whimsical touch to this holiday set up.

Green and Silver Holiday Mantel

Simple Set-Up

This natural holiday mantel uses lime green decor for a punch of color. A rustic nest wreath with a silver-plated star and green ribbon become the focal point of the holiday display. Leaf sprigs and handmade paper garland complete this simple mantlescape. Design by HGTV fan housetweaking

Festive Christmas Mantel and Fireplace

Golden Elegance

Fresh cedar pine with gold and silver accents create elegant holiday garland in this coastal home. HGTV fan Leanne Michael Interiors added oversized ribbon bows and gold candles for an extra-stylish look.

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