Decorating your Christmas mantel for the Holiday Season can be simple with these three steps.  Follow our easy guide on how to make your mantel gorgeous for Christmas.

Christmas Mantle

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Anchor Piece/Wreath

Use a Christmas wreath as your focus piece to hang above your mantle.   A Christmas wreath hung on the wall is perfect for the centre of your fireplace.  If you don’t have a wreath to use, you can use a group of candle holders or a Christmas collection of decor pieces  to create a large visual display.  Read all about choosing the perfect Christmas  wreath  on DIY Decorator

Christmas Mantle

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Add Decor Pieces and Accessories Of Different Heights

Vary the height of your Christmas decorating pieces.  Keep your arrangement simple by repeating one or two items from your collection.  Use small candle votive holders as a small vase for adding some flowers or foliage.

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Christmas Theme/Colour

Whether you are using a traditional red and white theme, or soft blues and acqua’s on your mantle or a simple display of green and white adding colour will complete your display and bring your mantle together as a focal point in your home.  Add a natural element to your mantle with flowers, or some greenery.

Christmas Mantle

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Remember this is only a guide,  have fun creating your Christmas mantel display and you may like to use a special decoration made by your family or  a christmas stocking that you hang out every year.  I have three little reindeers that sit on one side of my mantel.  You can be as creative as you like.

Christmas Mantle

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Have you started adding some Christmas decor to your home?  You can read the basic secrets to decorating your mantle  here on DIY Decorator.