A Coastal Christmas

Whether you love the beach or live at the beach, you can incorporate beach cottage style in your holiday decorating. Simple holiday accents, such as unadorned greenery and plaid bows, make this mantel festive and charming. White sea urchins and starfish are paired with boat rope garland (also echoed in the mirror frames) for all-natural inspired color and texture from the sea.

Merry and Bright

Shiny metallics add festive glamour and turn this fireplace into an eye-catching focal point. If you’ve got it, use it. On display here are a variety of mercury glass objects in varying heights, including ornaments, candlesticks, votives and finials. Red candles add a pop of color and play off the simple greenery. Keep any other ornamentation neutral, such as the Burlap Bird shown here, so it doesn’t compete.

Traditionally Inspired

Red and green is a traditional color scheme that always works. This mantel doubles up on the greenery with a Pine and Magnolia Garland and classic topiaries, while a DIY twine garland punctuated with tea lights adds a simple yet festive display. Red and white mittens, candy canes and cranberries are simple ways to add in red to the mix.