Holiday Mantel Styling: 1 Mantel, 3 Ways

1 mantel 3 ways

I’m sure by now everyone’s halls are decked with great care, but for posterity’s sake I’m putting this post here-hehe couldn’t help myself!

Last month I had a dream opportunity to partner with Crate & Barrel over on the ‘gram to show how to style 1 mantel 3 different ways using products from their holiday collections, and I had so much fun!

See below the three different mantel styles I chose to share.

Which style would you lean towards?




Here a few closer shots:


When all was said and done, this is what I eventually ended up with for our 2020 Holiday Mantel.

A little glitzy, little rustic, perfectly simple, and I love it! 


Either way, it’s a nice improvement from where we started back in October.



Here are a few tips for mantel styling (holiday or otherwise):

  1. Start with a focal point, or backdrop, like a mirror, or large piece of art.
  2. Use items in varying heights like candle holders, stems in vases, or other pieces of art staggered.
  3. Place items asymmetrically to create interest and contrast.
  4. K.I.S.S. Keep it simple silly!  There’s no need to overcrowd the mantel, choose a few pieces to display that you love, and be sure to give the eye a chance to rest.

I’m really hoping to squeeze in a few more holiday posts before Christmas, including a small holiday photo tour (fingers crossed).

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