Nothing says Christmas quite like stockings hung by the chimney (with care). If you’re wondering how to pull off an amazing Christmas mantelpiece, find a little inspiration with these tips from The Find.

the-find-reno-christmas-decorKeep it Balanced

Perfectly symmetrical or varying sizes and shapes – the choice is entirely up to you. The trick to a put-together mantelpiece (no matter the season) is in keeping things balanced. And that’s important whether you’re going symmetrical with matching items that work outward from the center, or mixing it up with decor pieces that lead your eye from one side of the mantel to the other.

  • For a classic symmetrical style, opt for pieces that pair nicely together, like candlesticks or our beautifully beaded holiday trees. To keep things seasonally on point, you might incorporate a festive centerpiece – think a wreath, vintage sled, or rustic Santa.
  • For a less traditional asymmetrical style, stay balanced by weighing objects of similar sizes across the mantel. You might also consider working in a dominant color or theme for a cohesive feel.

Go For Interest

the-find-reno-rustic-christmas-signSimple can be bold, so try making a statement with a single dramatic or classic piece (like our rustic┬áChristmas tree sign). At the other end of the spectrum is using all available space – including up. Space your decor pieces at varying depths, and use pieces with different heights. For example, you could use a beautiful garland along your mantle and tuck in tall candlesticks here and there. If you’re going for asymmetry, work in odd numbers. Stick to an even number of decor pieces for a more symmetrical effect.

Consider Texture

There’s a reason that evergreen garlands are so popular – not only do they evoke the holiday season, they bring in enormous texture and beauty. Other natural elements, like pinecones and berries, play beautifully off more polished decor pieces for a look that’s well assembled but not overly done.

the-find-reno-LED-branches-christmas-decorLet There be Light

Twinkling lights can add the perfect touch to your Christmas mantelpiece, highlighting all the decor pieces and the textural beauty. Keep things elegant with soft white lights or playful with fun colored lights. LED string lights and branches are wonderful ways to incorporate texture, height and light, all in one.

Holiday Decor at The Find

For holiday decor unlike anything else in Reno-Tahoe, come to The Find on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You’ll find beautiful pieces to work into your mantel design (including those amazing LED branches), plus wonderful gifts for all the special people on your list.