Luxe-Rustic Mantel Decorating Ideas

Amy Bell's fireplace mantel design mixes luxe and rustic elements for an eye-catching holiday or winter look.

By: Amy Bell

Earthy and Metallic Palette

Rich earth tones coupled with on-trend metallic hues provide the palette for this fireplace mantel design, which features a swag of fresh greenery as its backbone, peppered with natural pine cones and woven grapevine balls.

Feather Boa Garland

A simple feather boa swag is the backdrop for handmade matelasse stockings with faux fur trim and a lavish sateen bow in robin's egg blue.

Fringed Mantel Decorations

Taking center stage are a trio of topiary trees, created using Styrofoam cone bases, assorted fringe trim, and wooden finials.

Fringe Topiary Trees

The trees were fashioned in various iterations of the turquoise, white and gold color palette.

Sequined Decorative Balls

Flanking the topiaries are sequined decorative balls that mimic the natural beauty of iridescent Capiz shells.

Matelasse Stockings

Simple matelasse fabric was the perfect choice for handmade stockings. The rustic fabric gets a luxe update with a satin ribbon and fur trim.

Feathered Touch

A spray of earth-toned feathers with a single peacock plume imparts a sophisticated touch.

Felt Stars and Grapevine Wreaths

Rounding out the mantel design are three decorations crafted with handmade felt star ornaments and small grapevine wreaths. The ornaments spell out a word befitting of the season: Joy.

Faux Antlers Centerpiece

Topping off the mantel design, a set of faux antlers further enhances the natural feel of the display.

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