While the tree may try to steal the show, the mantel can be the heart of holiday warmth within an interior – and it just so happens to be a convenient stage on which to arrange a gorgeous medley of festive decorations. In this post, we’ve collected our favorite holiday accents that are totally perfect for the fireplace mantel, pieces sure to suit any style and every budget. Whether your holiday style leans traditional or ultra-modern, there’s something here for everyone. Don’t have a mantel? Most of these Christmas decorations boast versatile appeal and would look just as fabulous on a table, shelf, or even a wide windowsill.
Frosted Bottlebrush Tree Mantel Decor: Bottlebrush trees are a classic winter decoration, but this set enjoys a contemporary twist with frosted snow and ombre colorways. Each one is equipped with a charming wooden base to give your mantel an understated rustic look.
Glittery Pink Christmas Mantel Tree: Elevate your holiday decor theme with a pop of glam. These gorgeous glass Christmas tree accents feature textural surfaces that glimmer with a glittery finish. Pick your favorite or invest in both for instant coordination.
LED Bottlebrush Mantel Christmas Trees: These charming bottlebrush Christmas trees are equipped with fairy lights, battery-powered for cordless functionality. Set the timer to coincide with your quiet holiday evenings with the ones you love. Each set includes three trees.
White and Gold Santa Mantel Figure Set: Minimalistic and chic, these white ceramic Santa Claus figurines glimmer with just a hint of gold. Each set includes three figures, each a different height, perfect for display as a grouping on your mantel.
Modern Felted Christmas Trees for Mantel: Handcrafted decorations offer a fun way to set your holiday display apart from the rest, each piece worth treasuring for years to come. These winter trees are needle-felted from soft white wool, finished with a weighty cement base for stable mantel placement.
Modern Sleigh and Reindeer Mantel Figures: A classic holiday motif gets a contemporary update with this gorgeous sleigh and reindeer set by Nambè. The metal elements are made from Nambè’s proprietary alloy that combines eight metals for a silvery look that will never chip or peel. A sculpted wooden sleigh adds a touch of traditional sophistication.
Alessi Silver Christmas Tree Figure: Alessi’s famous Bark collection by Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui reimagines natural elements with an experimental contemporary twist. These decorated Christmas tree figures are available in a variety of colorways, each crafted from steel. Each tree comes with magnet ornaments that can be used to hang your own small photos or other accents.
Silver Mantel Stocking Holders: What holiday mantel arrangement is complete without a row of stockings? These stocking holders make it easy to hang your favorite stockings without marking or damaging the mantel itself. Each set includes four hangers in a versatile silver finish.
Brass Stocking Holders for Mantel: These elegant stocking hangers are finished with non-slip backing to keep your fully loaded stockings securely in place. Choose from a variety of wintery silhouettes, each one finished in brilliant brass.
Alessi Gold Christmas Mantel Nativity: For an updated take on the traditional nativity scene, this beautiful design from the Alessi Bark collection is sure to please. Choose from gold, white, or polished stainless steel colorways to find the perfect fit for your mantel arrangement.
Gold Reindeer Christmas Mantel Decorations: Crafted from solid copper and finished in radiant gold, these elegant reindeer figures are sure to find an effortless fit within any holiday mantel arrangement. In fact, these figures are so beautiful they can be appreciated throughout the year.
Star Mantel Christmas Decor: Available in two sizes, these many-pointed star figures offer mid-century elegance for holiday mantel arrangements. The hand-painted gold finish will come to life under the gentle twinkling of any surrounding lights.
Modern Brass Christmas Tree Figure: Designed by Copenhagen-based artist Leise Dich Abrahamsen, this Christmas tree figure shines through quality construction. Each piece is crafted from solid brass with a matte polish, weighty yet minimalistic for effortless coordination with a range of holiday mantel themes.
Wood Christmas Mantel Advent Calendar: Start a new seasonal tradition by filling your own reusable advent calendar with treats or well-wishes for the holidays. This design includes 24 small boxes, topped with a charming motif of pine trees and wandering bears. The forest scene includes battery-operated lights for ambiance.
Burlap Christmas Mantel Bunting: Ideal for rustic and farmhouse Christmas mantel themes, this bunting set is crafted from woven burlap and printed with a cheery holiday greeting. Suspend below or above your mantel to wish your guests a very merry Christmas.
Tasseled Wood Christmas Mantel Garland: Wooden garlands are a traditional holiday decor element that have found renewed favor among those with a minimalist eye. This set is crafted from light paulownia wood, ideal for decorative themes like bohemian, coastal, and more.
All-Over Print Mantel Christmas Stockings: Gnomes, cardinals, and skiing bears ensure these cotton canvas stockings will lend a tasteful touch of playfulness to your stocking array this year. Invest in the full set for a look that feels eclectic yet well-coordinated.
Stocking Advent Garland for Mantel: This delightful twist on the advent calendar concept includes twelve miniature stockings felted from wool, strung on a convenient garland that you can hang right from your mantel. Combine two time-tested traditions in one playful accent.
Large Felt Christmas Decor Tree: Keep your holiday mantel decor feeling bright and colorful with this wool felt Christmas tree, handcrafted and assembled with charisma in every detail. This piece measures at 15 inches in height to make an eye-catching statement.
Felt Tree Christmas Mantel Garland: This whimsical garland features felt trees and snowy pompoms, every piece soft and cozy. Hang from your mantel on its own or use as part of a more intricate garland arrangement. This garland measures at 4 feet in length from end to end.
The Elf on the Shelf: Anybody familiar with this trendy Christmas item knows that an Elf on the Shelf is more than just a decoration – it’s a monthlong activity filled with creativity, surprise, and joy. Read through the included storybook and have fun posing the elf in new areas around the home as Christmas draws nearer.
Fabric Christmas Deer for Mantel: Why not play with patterns when decorating your mantel this year? This pair of Christmas deer boasts contrasting fabrics, accented with antlers and pinecone tails for a touch of wintery charm. These are sure to complement traditional and contemporary holiday decor themes alike.
Swedish Tomte Christmas Mantel Decor: Tomte (also known as Nisse) are gnome-like creatures with a rich history in Scandinavian folklore, often showing up in Christmas tales. These charming plush decorations emit a soft glow that illuminates the voluminous beard, battery-operated for cordless display on the mantel.
Plush Gnome Garland for Mantel: Complete your Scandinavian mantel theme with this charming Tomte gnome garland. Each set includes two garlands, each measuring at six feet in length. Hang together or apart.
Book Page Mantel Christmas Trees: Recycled books are given a new life with these wintery tree decorations. Each one is shipped flat and can be returned to a flat state for easy storage between seasons. Choose from three sizes and two colorways.
Pikkupässi Christmas Mantel Decor: Designed by Kaija Aarikka in 1973, the Pikkupässi ram figure is beloved for year-round display – but its warm aesthetic seems perfectly fitting for Christmastime. Each one is handcrafted by skilled artisans from solid pine and beech.
Wooden Christmas Tree Set for Mantel: Create a whimsical Christmas forest on your mantel with this set of 11 wooden tree figurines, each one handcrafted and lovingly finished with tremendous personality imbued in each one.
Thor Høy Wooden Mantel Snowman: Designed by Thor Høy and handcrafted by skilled artisans, this charming snowman and accompanying Christmas tree are timeless additions to any holiday mantel arrangement. Each one is crafted from beech and walnut with a natural beeswax finish.
Kay Bojesen Christmas Monkey Set: Kay Bojesen’s famous wooden monkey is a true icon of Scandinavian design. If you already own one, this little wooden Santa hat provides a playful holiday touch so it can become part of your yearly decor. If you don’t already have one, you can purchase the authentic item here.
Lucie Kaas Bear Family Mantel Decor: The lovely Bear Family by Esben Gravlev is another timeless collection intended for year-round display, but these designs also feel right at home alongside Christmas decor. Each one is made from American walnut in a sunflower oil finish.
Modern Wood Christmas Mantel Village: Large fireplace mantels are the perfect venue for a classic Christmas village. This series is made from solid scrap walnut sourced from local furnituremakers, and each home is outfitted with a copper chimney that can be used as a candleholder.
Farmhouse Christmas Mantel Rowhouses: These metal rowhouses feature a distressed effect for a whimsical rustic or industrial look. Add your favorite fairy lights, bottlebrush trees, and other accessories to complete your mantel Christmas village.
Cody Foster Christmas Village Decor: Abundant glitter makes everything more glamorous. These adorable Christmas village pieces by Cody Foster & Co can be combined to create a sprawling town center right across your mantel. These highly collectible designs are crafted from sturdy cardboard for lightweight handling and shatter-free appeal.
Sparkling Paper Christmas Mantel Village: Mix and match your favorite George & Viv rowhouses to create a wintery neighborhood filled with festive cheer. This collectible collaboration is the work of Canadian artist Emily Taylor.
White Christmas Mantel Village: This miniature Christmas village set allows plenty of space on your mantel for other decorations as well. Each set includes 9 buildings, 13 bottlebrush trees, and 18 battery-operated tea lights to make each piece glow from within.
LEGO Gingerbread Christmas House: Make memories by building your next Christmas mantel decoration with the whole family. This expert-level LEGO kit includes 1,477 pieces that create a gorgeous gingerbread house once completed.
Minimalist Fused Glass Christmas Trees: Handcrafted from fused glass with brilliant botanical details, these gorgeous pyramidal Christmas trees offer a stylish contemporary accent for your holiday mantel arrangement. Each one includes string lights to place within.
Glass Candy Cane Ball Mantel Decor: The HAY Design Team has released a diverse series of glass knot sculptures in a wide range of color palettes, but the red and white model is perfect for the holidays. Display this attractive work of art among your Christmas mantel decor or anywhere else in the home.
Blue Christmas Tree Mantel Decor: Stained glass and brass framing come together to create a minimalistic mantel decoration with timeless appeal. This piece is also available in a champagne tone – these options pair together beautifully.
Crystal Deer Christmas Mantel Decor: Crafted from dazzling faceted crystal, this reindeer figure will glimmer under the lights of your mantel garlands. Choose from five colorways to best suit your Christmas decor theme.
Mercury Glass Lighted Mantel Trees: Crackled mercury glass construction lends subtle vintage charm to this set of three decorative Christmas tree figures. Each one is lit from within using battery-powered LED fairy lights. This set is also available in silver.
Light-Up Christmas Tree Mantel Decoration: Benjamin Giguere’s gorgeous blown glass Christmas tree figures are as collectible as they are delightful. This piece swirls with tonal greens, lit from within the wood base to brighten your mantel.
Lenox Lighted Christmas Tree Figurine: Embrace true Christmas nostalgia with the iconic Treasured Traditions lighted tree by Lenox. This recognizable design has been a part of the holidays for generations, sure to become a favorite addition to your holiday decor repertoire.
Joy Christmas Mantel Marquee: Illuminate your mantel with these joyful neon-inspired lightboxes. Each one is equipped with a USB cable – outfit with a rechargeable power bank or battery pack for illumination to last throughout the season.
LED Christmas Mantel Evergreen Candles: These battery-powered LED candles are made from real wax to provide all the visual warmth and charm of the real thing, a family-friendly alternative safe enough to leave illuminated overnight. Each set includes three weighty pillar candles with evergreen motifs perfect for a garland-decked mantel.
Snowflake Farmhouse Mantel Candle: This simple Christmas lantern is a versatile item that can lend a subtle farmhouse touch to any holiday decor theme. Each one includes a flameless LED candle within, operated by battery and equipped with a convenient timer. Place on the mantel or hang from a hook on the wall.
Rustic Mantel Reindeer Tealight Holder: Laser-cut steel reindeer prance across the surface of this tealight candle holder – the shadows of the reindeer will waltz across the wall in the flicker of the flame, sure to set a warm and cozy ambiance as a mantel centerpiece.
Reindeer Christmas Mantel String Lights: Beautifully detailed reindeer add a sculptural element to this string light set. Use on its own or pair with your favorite garlands. Each string includes 10 warm white LED bulbs.
Mini Christmas Trees Mantel Fairy Lights: Miniature bottle brush trees are encapsulated in tiny bottles, the lights fed through the cork that tops each one. Each set includes 20 LED lights measuring at just over 6 feet in length.
Christmas Ribbon Mantel Garland: Handcrafted and hand-decorated by certified floral designer Tomoko Tyler, this artisanal garland is sure to give your holiday mantel an especially tailored look. Choose from two sizes – each one decorated with baubles, gilded botanicals, pre-installed lights, and whimsical ribbons.
Gilded Magnolia Christmas Mantel Garland: This lifelike fir garland sparkles with the addition of gilded magnolia leaves, intertwined with warm white lights sure to elevate your holiday decor. Use this dramatic design to set the stage for your most elegant mantel decorations.
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