Adding faux greenery to our mantel and hearth is a perfect way to add Christmas decor to our family room. This room doesn’t have a tree, so the mantel and hearth become the holiday focal point for the room.
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Since our sunroom is just off of our family room, we have our large Christmas tree in there. There isn’t a good spot in the family room for a tree, so I always pay special attention to the mantel and hearth, making it festive for the holidays.
You can find a wide variety of faux greenery from Nearly Natural. The selection is great and you’re sure to find lots of lovely items for your holiday decor.
Using Faux Greenery for Mantel and Hearth Decor for Christmas
The large mirror above our mantel has a wreath on it year round. Over the holidays I add a Christmas wreath. Often I use a fresh wreath, but after a couple of weeks, there is always a lot of shedding. This year, I’m using a lovely Frosted Pine Wreath from Nearly Natural.
The wreath is large at 30″ and the frosted pine adds a touch of winter to my decor. The tips are easily separated to get a full, fluffy look.
When I use a fresh wreath, I have to add lights to it, but this frosted pine wreath comes with 50 clear lights. My only challenge was finding a way to hide the cord that hangs down. I did that by adding a rose gold ribbon bow to the bottom of the wreath.
I always start by adding a couple of Command Hooks near the end of the mantel. These are handy for keeping the lighted garland in place. I used two strands of lighted garland for the mantel this year.
I made sure to have the plugs meet in the center of the mantel so that the cord from the wreath would be easy to plug in.
Layering is key to creating a pretty Christmas mantel. I’ve layered in lots of faux greenery, stems, and pinecones, keeping both sides of the mantel balanced. I used items I had on hand, but I found several garlands offered by Nearly Natural that would be perfect for this.
Two simple shimmery ribbon bows are added to each end of the mantel, along with wrapping a strip of ribbon down the garland.
These snowflake stocking holders in copper are tucked into the greenery and rose gold trimmed stockings are added.
Since it’s rarely cold enough for a fire in Charleston, I decorate the hearth. A large white deer is placed inside with LED candles and more greenery.
Two small trees decorated with rose gold ornaments flank the hearth area.
Tips for Creating Christmas Mantel and Hearth Decor
- Decide on the style you want.
- Choose a color scheme.
- To avoid shedding and drying out, use faux greenery.
- Use Command Hooks to secure garland.
- Use lighted garland.
- Layer greenery sprigs, pinecones, and ribbon.
- Use the entire fireplace area, including above the mantel and in the hearth if you don’t plan to have a fire.
- Add a lighted wreath above the mantel.
- Keep area symmetrical.
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Tips for Creating Christmas Mantel Decor Using Faux Greenery
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