The mantel is usually the first place I decorate for the new season.
Well, this year, it wasn't.
The first holiday decorations were added to this space right HERE.
Nonetheless, the mantel got a very deserving second place. ;)
Contrary to last year's decor when
I used lots of red, this year I'm going for a calmer palette, using lots of natural elements.
If you have followed me for a while, you might remember I DIY'ed the floor in my son's room using plywood. Well, all the left over pieces were brought here to the mantel. Some of those boards sport a stained brown color on the back.
As the center piece, I used this beautiful cotton wreath. I love it! I think this wreath is the perfect blend of rustic and sophistication.
My son calls it "the donut". I know, how mean! :)
Some books, a wooden moose and the only pair of skis I could find (no wonder, they're everywhere in blogland!), flank one side of the mantel.
On the opposite side, a little forest was created.
Copper, brush, glass and wooden trees,
were scattered among wooden spools and pine-cones.
Oh yeah, the pine cones were bleached...
And used as little trees on the mantel and on the garland.
Some others were hung on the Christmas tree as ornaments.
I'm a "garland" person, not happy with one, I'm using five.
One of pine-cones, another of acorns, and three more of pom-poms.
It all feels so warm and cozy here in my family room. It's like having a little winter wonderland inside my house.
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet?!
Check the whole Christmas Home tour right HERE.
Cotton wreath from Arhaus.
Wooden skis from Target
Acorn garland from T.J. Max
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