Decorate Your Mantel in Your Chicago New Home

December 17, 2012

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This holiday season, liven up the mantel in your Chicago new home with more than just a string of holiday lights.

Check out these unique mantel décor ideas:

  • A hand painted chalkboard inside a vintage frame. You can accessorize the frame with fresh greenery and write a cheerful holiday message on the board!
  • Personalize ornament balls with holiday sayings and hang them above the mantel.
  • Use natural elements, which were a huge Thanksgiving trend. Pinecones, green apples and long-needle evergreen branches will give your mantel a new look.
  • Create a ‘winter wonderland’ theme by using an assortment of white and sparkly items such as frames, candlesticks, ornaments or vases.
  • Light up your mantel with some lanterns. You can decorate the lanterns with candles or fill them with pinecones and greenery.
  • Ditch traditional holiday colors. Use ornaments and garland in every color except the standard red and green!
  • Get nostalgic. Swap your current family photos for older or vintage ones that will have your holiday guests talking and reminiscing.
  • Choose silver instead of gold. Metallics are super hot this season, but focus your attention on silvery sheens as opposed to brass tones or gold accessories.

Decorating your mantel doesn’t have to be boring! Mix and match some of these tips to create a stand-out holiday setting!

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