Create A Magnificent Holiday Mantel!
The holidays are upon us! Whether you’re ready or not, they’re here! I start putting up decorations the day after Thanksgiving in order to enjoy them for a full month. I put on my first-holiday music when all my Thanksgiving guests have gone home and I sit down, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to George Winston’s Thanksgiving (from his December album), which is a heart-felt melancholy melody followed by lesser known Christmas songs
and carols. For me, this tradition heralds the Christmas season!
We’re sharing some ideas for the mantel in your home. If you don’t have a fireplace, then consider using the ideas for a stairway, tablescape, or buffet.
Think about the hues of your home decor and don’t try to throw in colors that clash with that chosen palette. Instead, think about ways that you can incorporate the colors within your decor with some new fun spaces of sparkle and shine.
Corner fireplaces are more challenging to decorate because of their depth. You need to utilize taller items toward the back of the area, and shorter / smaller items closer to the front to create a visual balance.
Candles, real or artificial are fabulous at the holidays, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, or Christmas with devotion as a Christian, or as an American tradition. Use them during this darkest of times of the year, and continue to figure out ways to use them after the holidays have passed. They bring warmth and magic like nothing else. These days, with artificial candles that are battery-powered, it’s safe to turn them on and walk away, too!
Would you please share your creations from your holiday decorating with us? I’d love to see your beloved ornaments, decorations, or culinary delights? Send us a picture and with your permission, I’ll publish it on Dec. 5 in our next blog! Need some assistance with an interior design project? Contact me through this website and we’ll set up a discovery call.