Forgotten throughout much of the year, the mantel takes center stage during the holidays. Roaring fires, stockings hung with care and visits from Saint Nick all converge here. With this in mind, it’s important to bring out its most magical potential.
Fortunately, the mantel is one of the easiest places to add holiday cheer. It’s simply about layering the right pieces.
The first – and most classic – layer is greenery. Since the mantel is such a focal point, choose the fullest and most natural looking greenery possible. Consider pre-lit garland, which gives you the option of twinkling lights. Then, be sure to fluff and shape each part to amplify the garland’s full volume and to create pockets for ornaments.
Once fluffed, arrange it atop the mantel or cascade it over the ledge in a traditional swag. You may need up to three lengths of garland to achieve the look you want.
A super quick alternative to garland is to a simply lay a pre-decorated mantel swag across the top. This eye-catching greenery is pre-lit and beautifully embellished with ribbons, ornaments and other festive accents … so the impact is instantaneous.
When it comes to the holidays, it’s never too early to dream. To imagine the magical transformation of your home-indoors and outside.
Indoor picks and ornaments, as shown, may be used under a covered entrance.
The enchantment begins at your door. After all, it’s the first thing family and friends see when they visit-and it’s also one of the easiest places to create instant holiday cheer.
Garland is one of the most timeless ways to embellish your front door. Start with lush greenery, such as the Classic Pre-lit Garland, packed with sprays of pine and fir, pinecones and berries. Pre-lit garland is wonderfully versatile and fuss-free. Be sure to fluff the garland; this will make make it look even more realistic.
Like the countless pilgrims and poets before us, the City of Lights fires our imaginations. In fact, the city’s timeless elegance and energy was the inspiration for one of our new Master Suite collections: The Paris Appartement.
How would we spend ten hours in Paris? An impossible question … but we’re voting for a day in the Marais, the city’s epicenter of cool.
Rambling along the right bank of the Seine (in mostly the 3rd arrondissement), the Marais is traced with cobblestone streets, hidden courtyards and an irrepressible sense of spontaneity. Wander at will … you’ll find too-cool vintage shops nestling up to haughty couturiers and hole-in-the-wall cafés sprouting up next to Michelin-star restaurants. Or if you’d like a more structured itinerary, here are our picks: [...]
Everyone loves a tree-trimming party. The old familiar carols lilting in the air, creamy eggnog lacing the room with hints of nutmeg and bourbon, and ornament chests spilling their treasures.
At this party, everyone knows that the real fun is more about the trimming than the tree. Now you can get there faster (and more easily) with a tree that, along with its gorgeous realism and brilliant forest of lights, goes up in less than a minute.
Our revolutionary Quick Light Christmas Tree was meticulously designed to assemble in a flash and be virtually hassle-free. Plus, it’s so simple that one person can do it. Leaving lots more time for eggnog and ornaments.
The key component of this remarkable tree is the patented pole design. Once you plug in the base, you simply snap the lush, lightweight sections atop one another; fluff and you’re done. The lights turn on as you insert each section – no additional coupling, wiring or cords required.
This entirely ETL certified tree is strung with commercial quality lights that precisely fit each branch tip, creating a nearly invisible, long-lasting lighting system.
Just like that, the centerpiece of the entire holiday season comes together, instantly transforming your room. Let the merriment begin!