I thought I would be content with my Christmas mantel throughout the duration of winter. After all, it was more wintery than Christmasy.
But I felt the need to declutter and simplify the look using some of the same elements. I started with the winter print that I love so much, and worked around that.
The point was to keep it simple in order to create a clean and less cluttered look.
I used the same wood vase with faux pines, but I wanted the focus of the mantel to be a collection of vintage books with green and beige covers. A few books stacked this way and that became the foundation of the whole display.
A simple woodsy pinecone was the finishing touch on one pile of books.
A small crock, candle, and evergreen sprig finish it off.
After the busyness of Christmas decor, less is always more, and always enough.
Beside the fireplace is a simple arrangement made with faux pines and birch logs.
Realistic faux greens that I’ve collected over the years always make a lovely arrangement. Expensive faux flowers or greens are always worth the money, and can be purchased after Christmas at bargain prices.
This will keep me until spring, when it will be time for a welcome change again.
Do you change your mantel decor with the seasons?