Do you find that decorating after Christmas is a challenge? Especially if you are the type of decorator that wants to change things up a little in a fresh new way after the holidays? I sure do. Over the years I’ve found the best way to decorate during winter is simply using pieces that have lots of charm and decor punch! This is especially true when it comes to decorating a winter mantel! Keep it simple, using a few amazing things. Winter is a time to pare down and cozy up! I’m sharing how I decorated my mantel…
The mantel at StoneGable has traditional lines and classic looks. It’s high and quite narrow. I have to be careful what goes on my mantel because of its width. I’ve often thought of making it larger but I’m still on the fence.
The woodwork in our home is all custom made, including my kitchen. We were so blessed to find an amazing local carpenter. Thanks, Landis! So I’m very hesitant to change it.
This winter I brought back the big clock. It’s been on another wall in my family room for almost a year. Welcome back big clock! I love the warmth of the wood for winter.
I also brought back the candlestick lamps that flank the mantel. These tall lamps went through quite a transformation! They were hideous! With a little paint they work well with the rest of the mantel. These lamps throw off such a pretty glow in the evening.
I like symmetry, can’t you tell?
Boxwood balls in mercury glass pots came from the dining room into the family room to sit on either side of the large clock.
I added a little ampersand just for fun! LOVE IT!
To bring in a little chippy farmhouse style I leaned a white wood barn star in front of one of the black shutters.
The step of the mantel continues the star theme!
Beau, the Wonder Dog, loves to photo bomb. He laid down with his bone when I started taking pictures.
He belongs to my son Christopher and sweet daughter-in-law Abigail. He is the greatest boy! Beau steals my heart! He spends lots of time with GiGi and Pops and we love every minute. He is a Borador, border collie and lab mix. What a perfect combination! (Can you tell how much I love him?) He’s my boy!
Besides the stars a duo of baskets sits on the step.
Simple is best when creating a winter mantel! Keep it uncomplicated and cozy! Next week I’ll share my family room winter decor!
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