My Simple And Easy To Copy Christmas Mantel And Fireplace Decor

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Simple, not too fussy, Christmas mantel decorating ideas using holiday red, green, white and black mixed with everyday decor.

Mantel decorated for Christmas with red, white, green and black.Pin

My mantel and fireplace area is typically the very first place that I decorate for Christmas every year.  I always try to do something different each time and the Christmas decor this year included a couple of changes that I’ve made to the family room.

If you’ve been watching my Instagram Stories, then you know that I’ve been trying for a while to talk my husband into getting rid of his less-than-stellar quality, poofy, brown leather recliner.  He finally agreed that his leather love had served its purpose and needed to be replaced – here’s a first look at the new chair!

A lit fireplace in the living room with wire basket on one side and a candle on the other side.Pin

I’m planning to do a little updating in our family room after the holidays and will post more about the neutral armchair then.  But, for now, let’s just say that I’m soooo glad that the big, brown blob is gone! 😀

Neutral recliner with tufted back and a plaid pillow on the chair.PinBefore we take a closer look at the fireplace and mantel, I want to let you know that I’m joining 25 of my blogging buddies this week to bring you Christmas decorating ideas for your whole house, hosted by my friend Angie from Postcards From The Ridge.  We’ll focus on a different area each day this week, so be sure to scroll to the bottom for the daily schedule and links to all sorts of Christmas inspiration!

Christmas decorating ideas poster.Pin

Part of the updates that I’m making to our family room are on my mantel and fireplace.  The large wood and metal arched piece that was flanked by a pair of shutters above my fireplace has been replaced with a beautiful birch tree canvas print and two pairs of tall, black candlesticks.  The ceiling in our family room is vaulted, so my fireplace always looks best with tall decorations on it.

There are stockings hanging on the fireplace mantel.Pin

I’ve been striving to keep my holiday decor more simple, so my goal for decorating the mantel for Christmas, was to keep the everyday decor in place and add the festive decorations around it.  No more going to all the trouble of switching every single thing out!

The only Christmas decor that the mantel itself needs is a simple arrangement of red and white candles with a few frosted evergreen picks woven around them.  So, so easy and fast!

Red and white candle arrangement on the white mantel.Pin

I don’t usually add stockings to our mantel, since we’re empty nesters, but this year, I fell in love with the red pompoms on these black and white checked ones and thought they’d be a fun addition!

There are tall black candlestick holders on the mantel.Pin

The decorations on the hearth are really simple too – a lantern and candle on one side and a black metal basket filled with greenery and a few rolls of coordinating Christmas wrapping paper along with some ribbon and a pretty Christmas garland on the other.

Wire basket holds Christmas wrapping paper.Pin

I’ve tied the holiday decor in the whole area together by including a strand of the same garland on the small tree on the end table beside the chair and repeating the red, green, white and black color scheme.  I’ll be sharing my Christmas tree in the room soon and you’ll be able to see how it ties in with the rest of the decorations too!

There is a small wreath on the side door, and a small Christmas tree on the side table.Pin

Now it’s time to see all the Christmas ideas from these talented home bloggers. Here’s the tour lineup for the week. Be sure to visit everyone for wonderful Christmas ideas for the whole house. The links for each topic are below the images.

Monday – Christmas Mantel Ideas

Monday blogger tour.Pin


Tuesday – Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Tuesday Christmas blogger tour.Pin


Wednesday – Christmas DIY/Craft Project Ideas


Wednesday holiday tour.Pin

Thursday – Christmas Tree Ideas

Thursday blogger holiday tour.Pin

Friday – Christmas Recipes

Friday Christmas recipe tour.Pin

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  1. Your mantel looks beautiful, Suzy! I enjoy your instastories and loved your birch print flanked with black candlesticks when you shared it on IG and I love both even more now that I see your mantel styled for Christmas. I love your idea for using colorful wrapping paper as decor on the hearth.

    Congrats on getting rid of your brown blob! I’m afraid that I’m stuck with a brown blob for life. When I suggest an update, all I get is a raised eyebrow and no comment. 🙂

    I look forward to seeing more of your Christmas decor this holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much, my friend! I’m so glad you like the new look for the mantel. It took me a looong time to convince the hubs that the brown blob needed to go! It was only when it finally started wearing out and developing issues that he finally gave in. lol

  2. Susie – your mantel is beautiful and you always have the best decor ideas. The pops of red really give the mantel holiday personality. Congrats on the brown blob – can’t wait to see what you next!

    1. Y’all are so sweet – thank you!

  3. Suzy, where did you buy the birch tree canvas print and the tall candle sticks on your mantle?

    1. Hi Nancy. The birch tree print came from At Home, the frame came from Hobby Lobby and the candlesticks came from Target. 😀

  4. This looks awesome Suzy! Perfectly symmetric and a lot less busy.i love it .

    1. Thank you so much, Brenda!

  5. Love the birch print! Source?

    1. Hi Cyndie. The birch tree print came from At Home and the frame came from Hobby Lobby.

  6. It’s all so pretty Suzy!! I love the tall black candlesticks against your walls, and the pops of color make it so festive! The new chair looks great too!!

  7. I love your birch tree canvas, Suzy! Your black and white gingham theme is just perfect to coordinate with it. So happy you got to say goodbye to the old recliner; the new one is quite handsome (hope it’s almost as comfortable;)

    1. You have no idea how happy I was to say goodbye to the old recliner! 😀 The hubs thinks the new one is adequate, but nothing will ever be as comfy to him as the poofy brown blog was. lol

  8. Suzy, your mantel and the whole area is gorgeous. I love the black accents. They’re such a classic touch. Those stockings are adorable and the tall candlesticks make the perfect statement. Thanks for joining the tour. I always love your decorating ideas.

    1. Thank you so much, Angie and thank you too for putting this tour together!

  9. Suzy, I just love how you’ve turned wrapping paper into a decor item! I’m going to take your lead and pull out a container to stick mine into! Love your new birch print and candlesticks. They make for a nice, clean look. Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for this room.

    1. Thank you so much, Jane!

  10. Suzy, your fireplace looks great. I love that it will be easy to remove a couple Christmas items and you’ll already be decorated for the rest of winter (although I can’t see you not changing it up sooner!).
    How does D like his new chair?

  11. I love those stockings and so cute to put a pile of wrapping paper… love that!

  12. Simple and classic = beautiful. Love the new chair too.

  13. Suzy– your mantel is just lovely. You always have such a knack anchoring your space with stunning artwork…and again this rings true! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xoxo

  14. So pretty! Using rolls of wrapping paper is so clever … and I love the pom pom garlands.

  15. Suzy, so much to enjoy about your mantle. I’m with you…trying to incorporate my ‘everyday’ decor into my Christmas decor. And do love how you incorporated the wrapping paper into your decor…brilliant!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    So happy to join you on this fantastic blog tour!

    Hugs, Lynn

  16. 5 stars
    Love everything about this post. May I ask where the new chair for hubby came from. I love that it doesn’t scream recliner!!!

      1. JACQUELINE STUART says:

        5 stars
        Thank you so much!!!