The mantel beckons to be your holiday star. Perched above the fireplace, it’s already positioned as the focal point of the room. Stoke the intrigue of your holiday mantelscape using any of these six ideas.
find the central focus
1. A wreath overflowing with ornaments, ribbon, and faux foliage. Transform this classic element by giving it new context. Hang it on a mirror or antique window. Or simply place a frame around it.
2. An heirloom Nativity. A cherished collectible. A sparkling crystal bowl overflowing with beaded with ornaments. All of these deserve the attention the mantel can offer. Add even more drama with lush swags of faux greenery cascading over the ledge.