How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Mantel
Look for Rustic Stocking Holders
This year, hang your stockings by the chimney with style. Christmas stocking holders are accents that make it easier to hang your stockings on the mantel. Simply place your stocking holder on the edge of the mantle and hang the stockings from the hook. Just like Farmhouse stockings, the stocking holders should have a quaint country feel to them. Look for stocking holders made of iron, plastic, or wood. They often come in traditional Christmas icons and shapes like Christmas trees, stars, or reindeer.
Hang Charming Country Stockings
Stockings are an essential to any Christmas mantel, but Farmhouse stockings have that cute country flair that make them stand out. Farmhouse style stockings are made with rustic materials or patterns. Fur-trimmed Fair Isle patterns, bold buffalo plaid, and even fringed burlap are common sights around the Farmhouse Christmas mantel. For extra flair, add embroidered names or initials for each of your family members on their own stocking.
Fill Gaps with Holiday Vases and Accents
If you find some extra space on your mantel, consider adding holiday vases or mason jar decorations. You can leave these containers empty or fill them with lights or flowers. Pieces like these are useful for balancing out other larger decorations on your Christmas mantel like the wreath or stockings.
Don’t Skip the Homespun Decor
Mason jars, wrought iron figurines, big plaid bows are all festive ways to celebrate. Materials like unfinished birch wood and twine pair well with cute mason jar and pine cone decorations. Farmhouse Christmas decor looks homemade, but not messy. For example, create a focal point on your mantel with a traditional wreath decorated with a country chic bow made of burlap or plaid.
Hang Rustic Wooden Signage
Available in a variety of sizes, cute rustic signs are the perfect way to add to your mantel’s holiday charm. Look for pieces with handwritten type, distressed wood, or aluminum for a vintage, aged look that fits the Farmhouse style perfectly.
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