I always like to decorate my mantel for the holidays. We only have one “living area” (none of that formal living room, family room, den, etc. crap– it’s all in one spot), and the fireplace is the focal point, so decorating my mantel gives me a lot of bang for my buck. If I’m going to decorate one spot in the house for the season, that’s the place.
The best tips I’ve ever found for decorating a mantel? They come from Dina Holland of Honey & Fitz. Here’s her helpful little diagram:
Cool, right? Now you can decorate your mantel for any season, just using those tips. (Check out Dina’s post for some examples of mantel decor that will work for any season.)
And (drumroll, please) here’s my Halloween mantel for this year:
What do you think? Are you inspired to decorate your mantel now? What’s your favorite spot in your house to decorate for holidays?