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My Christmas Mantel {and Master Bedroom Sneak Peek!}

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Anytime I share a room on my blog that I haven’t shared before, I always get a bit nervous.  Today is no exception as I share this sneak peek of my master bedroom (fingers cross that you like it)!

I’ve only just started decorating for the holidays and the first thing I decorated this year was my bedroom mantel.  Since we recently remodeled, this is the first Christmas that we’ve had a mantel large enough to decorate and I couldn’t wait to tackle this project!  Today I’m sharing with you my mantel all decked out for the holidays!

In keeping with my overall bedroom, I wanted the mantel to feel elegant and restful, so I stuck to a color palette of white, green and silver.

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Of course, I always like to add little touches of rustic and vintage, so my dress form is nearby, plus I added a few bits of burlap for texture.  I also found this cute mercury ornament and rope garland that looked both casual and elegant.

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My vintage dress form got an update with a fresh greenery necklace.  I simply wired together individual branches and added it to the dress form, which already had pearls on it.  A single white rose finished the look.

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Believe it or not, but I’ve spent months searching for just the right mirror to hang above the fireplace and as it turned out, I had the one I loved the most sitting in my closet all this time!  I bought this metal clock mirror over a year ago at HomeGoods because I fell in love with it instantly, but never had quite the right place to put it.  I forgot about it until just the other week when I realized that I really wanted a metal mirror so that it would tie in with the iron and crystal chandelier that hangs in the center of our room.

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I used small European Cypress trees placed in vintage champagne buckets on the sides of the mirror to add some height to the display.  I also added a burlap bow to the front of each.  {Step-by-step instructions for making the bow can be found here.}

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In the center, I used a Paperwhite flower wrapped in burlap and tied with ribbon, flanked by two silver candlesticks.

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There’s also an assortment of ceramic deer and white feather trees lining the mantel with a base of fresh greenery.

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I also added a few faux birch candles.

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I don’t typically use a lot of height variation across the mantel because it can look busy, but in this case, I felt it was okay since everything is in a consistent color palette and therefore, not visually distracting.

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While I didn’t create a symmetrical design, it still feels balanced to me.

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Here’s a list of everything that was used on the mantel:

  • Live topiaries, greenery and paperwhite – Safeway
  • Champagne buckets and silver candlesticks – Antique faire
  • Ceramic deer – Target
  • White feather trees – Hobby Lobby
  • Birch candles – HomeGoods
  • Basket – Pottery Barn
  • Mercury glass and rope garland – Marshalls

 

I’m happy with the way it turned out and our room smells amazing with all of the greenery!  We’ve never decorated our room for Christmas before and I think this will be the start of a new tradition…

 

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