Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas



Tip: Arrange items from high to low. The focal point can be a wreath, a mirror or wall art.

An elegant golden and silver cascade of glass trees and candleholders illuminate this classic holiday mantel, anchored by the silver swag of a faux magnolia garland that repeats the pattern from the fireplace screen below.

For height, dimension and sparkle, display a matching silver garland wreath atop a beveled mirror, framed in wood with a “silver scratch” finish reminiscent of a natural silver birch tree. Complete the candlelight-inspired look by adding large hurricanes at the base of the fireplace.



Tip: Group similar items together. This season, we’re drawn to the warm glow of candlelight and vases with botanicals.

For our modern take on the holiday mantel, we decided to play with the season’s traditional red and green color scheme. Our architectural metal trees gleam in a bright mirror finish to display our sets of red and green ornaments… or favorites from your own collection. Handmade London Hurricanes in two heights and in a choice of clear or red glass stagger pillar candles or a tall spray of orchids. Above the mantel, our vibrant Sky Queen Print ties the look together.



Tip: Mix materials and textures. Try different combinations of burnished metals, glazed ceramics, colored and clear glass, and weathered woods.

In this casual holiday mantel decorating idea, faux pine trees cozy up inside our white planters textured to resemble a chunky knit sweater, and white birds nestle in for the winter among green “tree” candle holders. Our glass hurricanes embossed with a glistening snowflake also add the perfect touch of candlelight to the woodland arrangement. Above it all is the Ninna mirror, reflecting a rim of scallop to create the illusion of full circles.

The mantel can also create a new space to display holiday cards from family and friends. Use a length of twine along with small clothespins to hold the cards in place, and drape along the length of the mantel.

What are your favorite holiday mantel ideas? Let us know on the Crate and Barrel Facebook page.