Gorgeous Christmas Mantel Ideas

Today I've teamed up with a fun group of bloggers to share some Christmas mantel inspiration, and mine is of the very non-traditional variety! While most of our house is decked out in teal, red, black, and white for the holidays, in our basement family room, I'm always dreaming of an orange and white Christmas! 

When I picked the orange and gray color scheme for the basement, it was pre-kids, and we never decorated for Christmas down there. But once the kids came along, the basement family room seemed like our best option for the larger Christmas tree we wanted, and it's a more comfortable spot for opening gifts on Christmas morning. But figuring out how to make this space feel Christmas-y took some creativity. Finally it occurred to me that all white decor would look really striking, especially on the fireplace with it's dark stone tile and orange wall above!

Orange and White Christmas Mantel

If you've visited my Christmas home tours in the past, then this mantel set up will look pretty familiar. About four years ago I created a variety of DIY Christmas tree decorations that still remain my favorite today! Originally I used all six of them on the mantel below the feather wreath and glittery hanging snowflakes. Each year I've changed up the trees just a bit, and last year I started a sleek, white porcelain Christmas city collection. 

Modern Christmas Mantel Decor

This year, I added a few new white houses {which I picked up from At Home over the summer}, I removed a few trees, and I eliminated the snowy garland at the base of the buildings and trees, because it was starting to look a bit too busy.

White Christmas Village

A few of my original DIY Christmas trees still hold their spot on the mantel, together with a couple that I purchased to mix up the textures even more. The remaining DIY trees found a new home of the sideboard in the kitchen this year {see them in my Christmas home tour}. 

White DIY Christmas trees

I also bought new Christmas stockings for the family this year.  I wasn't planning to replace our stockings, but when I saw these white fur and silver foil beauties at Hobby Lobby for 50% off {making them only $5 each}, I couldn't pass them up!  

DIY stocking monogram pins

I'm excited to finally have all four of our stockings match this year {rather than two and two, like in the past}, and I think these new ones are just SO pretty! I added my DIY stocking monogram pins to the top of each. I made all four monogram pins for just $6 a few years back, and I think they really are a nice, personal touch. I also love that our initials are the ABC'S!

DIY Stocking Monogram Pins

I know that an orange and white Christmas mantel isn't for everyone, but I hope it inspires you to get creative and consider going monotone with your Christmas decor if you're working in a space with a non-traditional Christmas color.

Ready to see some other styles and color combos now? Here are seventeen more gorgeous options from some of my blogger friends.

Use the links below to visit all the mantels that catch your eye!


  1. Those white houses are so fun! I love this area - and it just pops against that wall.

  2. Love all the pops of white against the orange! So fun and cheery!! Thanks for joining in on this hop!

  3. I love those white houses! Looks so festive!

  4. What a fun color scheme Angela! Love the white trees and houses!

  5. Love the white houses. You do such a good job making a totally nontraditional space feel Christmasy!