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Last Updated on March 3, 2022

Colorful Christmas mantel ideas take your holiday decor style to the next level. These cheery Christmas mantel decorating ideas are amazing and will make your house feel bright and festive!


I don't know about y'all, but it is beginning to look like Christmas around here! I am so excited about decorating for the holidays this year. I have worked hard at incorporating my own personal color and style into our family's Christmas decorations. It took me years of decorating for the holidays before I really started to embrace my love of color. Some of my favorite colorful DIY's are my hand-painted ornaments, pom pom stockings and my colorful vintage style Christmas posters. Now every inch of my Christmas home decor reflects my style. I love looking for new ways to use color at Christmas. This year I looked from new Christmas mantel ideas, and I was not disappointed! There are so many color lovers out there that need permission to step out of the traditional holiday colors and do what you love. I hereby release you from red and green and give you the go-ahead to embrace your rainbow this year. Check out these Christmas mantel decorating ideas for all the inspiration you need! 

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

Festive Pom-Pom Wreath by Annie Selke. I love a pom-pom wreath and this one is no exception! It looks so beautiful on this amazing mantel.  (I made a pom pom wreath and I still love it so much!) Pink Christas pom pom wreath and mantel

Modern Christmas Village  by Arsenic Lace. Remember those Christmas villages that everyone's grandmother or mom had? This sweet little DIY village has a fun 50's vibe and it is SO perfect in front of the t-rex photo.

colorful retro Christmas village mantel

Boho Christmas Mantel by Hey Wanderer. This mantel is the perfect hippie-meets-holidays look! The layers of white with color dispersed throughout are perfect.

boho winter Christmas mantel

Simple Holiday Mantel by Rebecca Propes. This bright mantel is the perfect choice against the splashy floral wallpaper. It fits the colorful vibe of the decore while still feeling Christmasy!

turquoise and pink Christmas mantel

Easy Christmas Mantel and Decor by The Handmade Home. This home has beautifully layered Christmas decor throughout. This colorful mantel is only the tip of the holiday iceberg!  I am in love with her It's a Wonderful Life quote sign which she sells here.colorful mantel with printable quote

Joy to the World Mantel by Tatertots & Jello. These handmade mini hoop wreaths are so cute. I love how she paired them with bottle brushes, Scandinavian houses and all the garlands!

mini hoop wreath mantels

DIY Colorful Christmas Village by Studio DIY! This affordable holiday DIY is actually pretty simple and looks so great on her colorful mantel!

colorful DIY Christmas village

Whimsical and Frosty Mantel by Sugar & Cloth. The balance between color and frosty snow is perfect on this whimsical mantel.

snowy garland and bottle brush mantel

DIY Felt Stockings and Garland by Tell Love and Party. Don't have a mantel? Use a garland and coordinating DIY stockings to create the illusion of on over your fireplace.

DIY felt stockings and garland

Bottle Brush Forrest and DIY Felted Stockings by Studio DIY! I love everything about this! Bottle brushes in all the colors, a felt ball garland and DIY'd stockings create a totally modern and fun mantel.

felted stockings and bottle brush mantel

Rainbow Ornament Mantel by Martha Stewart. Giant colorful ornaments and a holiday message complete this simply perfect mantel and hearth! Add in beautifully wrapped gifts and enjoy it all season.

large rainbow ornaments on mantel

DIY Painted Christmas Village by PMQ for TWO. Combine this simple DIY with decor you already have–she used books and nutcrackers!

colorful mantel

White Christmas by Country Living. The bright pops of color on the tree, gifts and the log ends are the perfect compliments to this white Christmas mantel!

ice skate stockings with painted wood in fireplace

Vintage Decorative Jars by Country Living. Looking for a more vintage feel to your decor this year? Repurpose jars and add simple garlands. The scarf on the deer adds a touch of fun!

vintage bottles and berry garland mantel

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar by Oh Happy Day. This DIY pulls double duty as both a super cute mantel decoration and an advent calendar hiding little treats!

DIY paper advent garland

DIY Wood Circle Garland by A Kailo Chic Life. Create your own colorful DIY garland with this tutorial.

DIY wood garland and colorful mantel

Peach and Green Christmas by Jacquelyn Clark. Sticking to one accent color and pairing it with beautiful natural elements creates a beautiful mantel!

Christmas greenery with peach accents

Southern Mantel by Fifth Home Bliss. This mantel features what the designer loves–ginger jars! Add in your favorite Christmas decor and create a mantel perfect for your style.colorful ginger jar christmas mantel

Aren't these amazing! I am filled with the holiday spirit and so psyched to start decorating and these colorful mantels have totally inspired me. Lean into your style and let your Christmas mantels reflect what you love! I love my decor so much more now that it is all truly me. You will too!

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