Christmas Mantels–3 ways

It’s amazing how swiftly things transition from fall to Christmas. The Fall chill hits the air, the Thanksgiving leftovers are still in the fridge, and the next thing you know you’re buying Costco-sized packages of tape to wrap presents!

Here at ShineUP, we love the Christmas season with all our hearts. This time of year is indeed a memory maker. Most of us have fond memories of Christmas traditions that still conjure up emotions and feelings associated with childhood innocence, when belief was easy, and everything was magical. Memories and imaginations are powerful and endearing and thats precisely why Christmas decorating is genuinely worth the effort!
There’s a tremendous amount of freedom when it comes to sprucing the house up for this precious time of year. Today, we’re sharing THREE different ways to decorate your mantel for Christmas—do what feels right for you and your family!

When thinking about Christmas decor style, we landed on three inspiration photos that capture the essence of the season. Then, we styled the mantels of our beloved team member, Jessie, to give you a few examples of our take on the styles!



This simple, natural vibe translates Christmas just fine. The use of natural elements and simplicity can read both modern and transitional, but above all, easy elegance. Sometimes, less is more, especially with Christmas decor.

The Inspiration:

Our Take:

Here we used these natural vine, light up trees from World Market, along with some real eucalyptus branches and oversized mercury ornaments from Jessie’s own collection.

These chunky knit, white stockings from Target are elegant and affordable at just $13 each! Love, love, love how the white pops off of all the natural elements. The brushed nickel stocking hooks are also from Target.


We’re total suckers for black and white mantels. Crisp, clean, and fresh. When the holidays are over, replace the “Merry Christmas” with a simple, winter saying, and remove the stockings and countdown to Christmas sign, and voila! You’re ready for the rest of winter.

The Inspiration:

Our Take:

Magnolia’s Hearth & Hand line is going strong at Target, and we could not be happier!! These plaid stockings give off a crisp, classic vibe, and the hooks from Target work in any decor scheme.

We also added these cute trees, again from Target Threshold, and popped them into vintage crocks.

Adding birch wood and spruce tips from our local market to this black, woven basket from Target lends a casual vibe.


For those of us inclined towards traditional decor, red is always right, and it can be your default, no matter what color scheme you have going on in your home! Red speaks to the tradition of the season, and infusing your space with red is always a win, when done right.

The Inspiration:

Our Take:

This last look was sourced primarily from one of our favorite stores: HomeGoods. It’s amazing how infusing a neutral space with color really livens things up!

Berry garland lends a traditional nod…

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns!!

There you have it, friends! Three easy ways to style your mantel, and indeed, your whole home, for the holidays. Hoping you’re enjoying the beginnings of the season!


The ShineUP Crew