Our Simple Christmas Mantle Decor

Can we all agree that decorating for Christmas is the absolute best kind of decorating? Excited to be sharing out Christmas mantle decor!

Simple Christmas Mantle Decor | Neutral Christmas Decor | Louella Reese

similar burlap stockings | house Christmas stocking holders ($15) | similar mini Christmas tree | similar ginger jars – small, medium, large | c/o navy and white blanketc/o neutral blanket | square blanket basket | c/o green pillow coverc/o neutral pillow cover | c/o cow print | c/o alpaca sweater | demi-boot jeans

Okay, if I am being completely honest I didn’t see the real joy or point in decorating for Christmas (I know, gasp!) until this year. Settling into your own home changes the game! I have throughly enjoyed decorating this Christmas season and am thinking we need to leave ALL of the decorations up way past the first of the year. I don’t want to see them go! 

The spot I was most excited to decorate…our mantle! Having a fireplace with a hearth and mantle was incredibly important to both Joshua and myself. We also really wanted a wood burning fireplace but a home without one wouldn’t be a dealbreaker. Lucky for us though, our dream home included that special feature. We are very much looking forward to some cozy nights by the fire this Christmas season! Especially now that the mantle is all decorated! 

For the mantle decor I wanted to keep things pretty simple while adding lots of greenery and a touch of blue – you know I have to have some blue…everywhere!

Simple Christmas Mantle Decor | Neutral Christmas Decor | Louella Reese
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The two prints actually live on the mantle full time but I loved how the snowy cow print played up the Christmas theme. The ginger jars are also permanent mantle decor (well for now) I just moved them around a bit and removed on to create space for the vase full of dried eucalyptus. 

Now for the fun, creative part! The garland is actually pieces of our Christmas tree we had to chop off of the Christmas tree in order for our tree collar to fit. I didn’t want to throw them away so I spent a little time arranging them on the mantle and have to say I love how it turned out. Not to mention it smells amazing! To add more natural, I collected pine cones on a recent hike and add a few of them around the garland. 

Simple Christmas Mantle Decor | Neutral Christmas Decor | Louella Reese
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similar burlap stockings | house Christmas stocking holders ($15) | similar mini Christmas tree | similar ginger jars – small, medium, large | c/o navy and white blanketc/o neutral blanket | square blanket basket | c/o green pillow coverc/o neutral pillow cover | c/o cow print | c/o alpaca sweater | demi-boot jeans

To finish off the mantle, these adorable house Christmas tree stocking holder that are just $15. Love how the white pops against the greenery. Of course we needed some stockings to hang on the them so I added two burlap stockings. They perfectly play into the simple cottage/farmhouse vibe I was after. 

A few cozy pieces on the hearth and the space is complete! 

What do you think? Are you into the simple, natural look or more colorful, whimsical Christmas decor?

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28 Comments

  1. Rachel wrote:

    I am SO obsessed with how your mantle came out! It’s the perfect balance of holiday festive and winter, making it easier to enjoy it longer!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much Rachel!!! That is so true – definitely would love to keep it up all through January!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    I love your mantle and TOTALLY agree that decorating for Christmas is the best! Also love that you’re taking it slow and adding decor this year but not going crazy!! Totally appreciate the chic, minimalist look (and saving money!)

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
  3. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Truly LOVING how you decorated your mantle. It’s so perfect. Love how neutral it is, but still so festive!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
  4. rebecca wrote:

    ah this is SO cute! i love those stocking holders – definitely need those for next year!! I completely missed the boat on decorating this year, oops lol.

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
    • Thank you Rebecca! You cannot beat the price of them – so good! And it happens, there is always next year.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  5. Rach wrote:

    I always love it when you share your home decor because it is always PERFECT and beautiful! Love how the mantle turned out!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  6. Lizzie wrote:

    So cute! I love the rustic charm! I wish we had a mantle to decorate 🙂

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  7. Lee wrote:

    It’s so beautiful,I love all the greenery!

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  8. This is so beautiful! I love that it’s not traditional. The colors and decorations that you picked are perfect!

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  9. Kileen wrote:

    This mantle decor is so cute! It is so perfect for the holidays!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    I’m thrilled with how you managed to keep your aesthetic going even in your holiday decorations. They’re beautiful, friend! I can definitely say your home is such #goals!

    Posted 12.22.19 Reply
    • Aw thanks Stephanie! Needed that blue in my life 🙂 and you are just too sweet – thank you!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  11. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh this is so pretty! Lovely decor 🙂

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  12. This was the first year that I was decorating my boyfriend’s home with him for Christmas and it was SO much fun picking out some festive decor pieces to jazz up his place! I think the garland wrapped around your mantle is just the right pop of greenery that looks Christmas-appropriate AND super chic at the same time! Great decorating!

    XO Amanda

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
    • Aw that is so much fun! I am sure y’all are having the best time!! Thank you gal 🙂 I think it is my favorite part!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  13. Nailil wrote:

    I love your decor. It looks so pretty.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  14. Kristina wrote:

    Love this.. especially the “bless your heart” print. Perfect for the south!

    Posted 12.26.19 Reply