These Winter Mantel Ideas will give you inspiration for creating a cozy living room through the holiday season and beyond. They are some of the best ideas I could find to show you how easy it is to create the perfect winter look using a variety of mantel decor.
THIS TIME OF YEAR, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DECORATE YOUR MANTEL TO BRING THE WINTER SEASON TO LIFE.
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COLD MONTHS OFTEN COME WITH A SLIGHTLY GLOOMY FEEL, BUT THAT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THE CASE IN YOUR HOME.
Where I live, winter comes with all the cold weather you can imagine, shorter days (less daylight), and a bit of winter depression.
I love decorating the inside of my home, especially the mantel space, to create a little bit of brightness to combat what’s going on outside.
WHAT IS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE WAY TO GET MANTEL DECOR TO CREATE A WINTERY LOOK?
Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg to create a winter vibe in your home. You can easily design a winter look using recycled Christmas decorations from the Christmas season, items from thrift stores, sale items from Hobby Lobby and/or natural elements from the great outdoors.
That’s why craft projects like these Winter Paper Bag Lanterns didn’t cost much to make at all. Between already having most of the supplies on hand, all I needed were the paper lunch bags.
If you know you want to have a winter fireplace mantel, a great way to stay ahead is to pick up items throughout the year or when they are on sale after the holiday season. Keep reading to get some of the best ideas for creating the best winter mantel display!
Winter Greenery & Foliage Mantel Ideas
Adding greenery to your mantel is a simple way to add a cozy feel to your living room space.
1. Winter Greenery & White Candle Decor
Source: Winter Greenery & White Candle Decor by Rose Clearfield
The combination faux garland matches perfectly with tall white candles and vintage candlestick holders of varying sizes. These pieces offer a nice clean look to a small mantel space.
2. Green & Gold Natural Elements
Source: Green & Gold Natural Elements by Rose Clearfield
The green color of evergreen sprigs are brought to life with touches of gold leaves, string lights, and gold candlesticks. An easy addition to mantel, no matter how big or small.
3. Winter Foliage Mantel Decor
Source: Winter Foliage Mantel Decor by Blesser House
This mantel shows how you can incorporate several different winter foliage looks to complete one simple and classic look. Faux greens are combined with small trees made from wood scraps and finished off with a few other natural elements.
White Decor Winter Mantel Ideas
White mantel, white candles, white flowers – oh my! These ideas will help you design the perfect elegant look in no time.
1. White Rustic Winter Decor
Source: White Rustic Winter Decor by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
White, rustic, and minimal are the focal point of this winter mantel idea. This shows that it doesn’t take much to pull off a neutral color scheme and warm glow.
2. Silver & White Winter Decor
Source: Silver & White Winter Decor by Hymns and Verses
Silver and white are traditional seasonal decor colors for the winter months. This mantel showcases vintage treasures paired with modern items as well.
3. Wood & White Winter Mantel
Source: Wood & White Winter Mantel by Stone Gable Blog
The contrasts of wood and white provide a natural and neutral look to this mantel space. This look doesn’t call for many elements and looks great.
Cozy Winter Mantels
From a winter wonderland to lanterns and birds, these ideas inspire you to bring the outdoors in.
1. Cozy Winter Mantel Idea
Source: Cozy Winter Mantel Idea by Average Inspired
Another use of white decor paired with other neutral tones, patterns, and simple home decor additions.
2. Lanterns & Birds Winter Decor
Source: Lanterns & Birds Winter Decor by Rose Clearfield
Lanterns, birds, and evergreen trees speak of all things nature. No need to leave the comfort of your living room when you can recreate the beautiful winter outdoors on your mantel.
3. Winter Wonderland Mantel Floor Decor
Source: Winter Wonderland Mantel Floor Decor by Wilshire Collections
Sometimes decorating the floor area of your mantel is necessary, especially when you want to add an even more unique look to your entire mantel space. This especially works if you don’t plan on using your fireplace.
4. Cozy Winter Mantel
Source: Cozy Winter Mantel by Taryn Whiteaker
How cozy is this winter mantel idea? I love the combination of natural elements along with seasonal items such as faux trees and snow-sprayed sticks.
5. Let It Snow Mantel
Source: Let It Snow Mantel by Our Crafty Mom
Snowmen are iconic to winter time which is why you can’t go wrong by bringing them out in your mantel decor.
Farmhouse Winter Mantel Ideas
Enjoy farmhouse winter mantel inspo with these ideas.
1. Winter Farmhouse Mantel
Source: Winter Farmhouse Mantel by Wilshire Collections
The farmhouse touch of buffalo check, rustic picture frames, milk jugs, and the like are what make up this super cute and cozy mantel space.
2. Natural Toned Winter Decor
Source: Natural Toned Winter Decor by First Day of Home
The farmhouse theme is known for all things natural in tone and color palette selection. This winter mantel idea brings out the warmth of using natural colors but in a festive way.
3. Rustic Winter Mantel
Source: Rustic Winter Mantel by A Wonderful Thought
Using rustic touches is another way to create a cozy farmhouse theme look on your mantel. This one is unique and shows a mantel that’s above a couch instead of a fireplace.
4. Painted Mantel Makeover
Source: Painted Mantel Makeover by Love Grows Wild
I love this painted mantel makeover. Everything has been painted white so the decorations pop.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE WINTER MANTEL IDEAS FOR LATER:
MORE WINTER DECOR IDEAS
- Don’t stress about how to decorate your home after the Christmas season. Here are 19 DIY Winter Decorations to Keep Cozy after the Holidays.
- I have a mantel space and decided to a Neutral Winter Mantle with just a few items that came together quite nicely. Check it out!
- Have you ever thought to use printables to decorate your home? If not, check out these FREE Watercolor Woodland Printables for Fall and Winter and ideas for how to use them.