Use books to turn special or sentimental ornaments into a focal point by elevating them on your mantel

In our 12 Days of Decorating series, we’re sharing 12 easy ways to add festive cheer to your home. Tackle one of these small tasks each day, and by December 12th, your home will be ready for Santa!

Books are such a useful styling trick. Use them to elevate anything from candles to accessories to lamps when you need a little more height. On this Christmas mantel, we turned them around so the spines faced out and placed special ornaments on top. An easy way to add texture and height to your mantel. Voila!

Use books to turn special or sentimental ornaments into a focal point by elevating them on your mantel

Obviously you don’t have to turn the spines around, especially if you have plenty of books that coordinate with your color palette. Here, we elevated some mercury glass candles and urns.

See the rest of this series here, and of course check back tomorrow for another easy holiday decorating task to tackle!

Find more holiday decorating and entertaining ideas, or visit our Pinterest Holiday board.

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