The art of finding

3 ideas for simple charming Christmas mantel stylings

December 03, 2018
by Courtney

Seasonal Decor

Sometimes a simple and sweet – and charming mantel is exactly perfect for the season.

And sometimes you find just one thing that inspires a whole look. When you start with something that inspires you – the rest of the look comes together easily. And today I am sharing 3 mantel styling ideas that started with  just 1 amazing find at HomeGoods.

#1. A Vintage Style White Wreath

This wreath was one of those finds that went right into my cart when I saw it. A soft and subtle vintage white- rather than bright white- it reminded me of an antique store dressed for the holidays with treasures from yesteryear.

Bonus find: Those chunky knit stockings.  I picked up a couple of those creamy chunky knit goodness at HomeGoods on the same trip. The color was a soft creamy vanilla and worked perfectly with the wreath.

#2. A Glittered Reindeer

Because sometimes a bit of vintage nostalgia take a bit of a glam twist. I fell in love with this darling glittered deer for obvious reasons. But also because it reminded me so much of the wee plastic deer that my grandmother had out every year at Christmas time.  This one inspired a soft and simple romantic look with just a few blush candles in vintage candlesticks, flowers and a couple baubles to complete the look.

#3. Vintage Toys

This was truly one of those #gofinding moments… I was meandering down the aisles searching for the perfect holiday treasures and I spotted this little advent calendar out of the corner of my eye.

Full of little cubbies that you can fill with little treats – it is such a charmer. And even better- it lights up adding that much more magic.  I love the little details on the top with the kids playing, Santa smiling and cut out trees and houses.

It inspired a whole new look on the mantel- which was just garland and candles before-

And it adds a perfectly charming whimsical touch.

No matter how you decide to style your mantel this holiday season- a great place to start is with just 1 piece that inspires you. Maybe it is a wreath, a glittered covered garland or a set of velvet stockings in the perfect color. Or maybe it is something that reminds you of Christmas past and inspires new memories this year.

Head to HomeGoods and #gofinding to see what inspires you!!

All photos by French Country Cottage

Courtney is a paid blogger and writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle and design inspirations, DIY projects and the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage. Connect with Courtney on her blog, French Country Cottage.