Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Neutral Winter Mantel




After the Christmas reds were taken down this year, my mantel seemed the perfect spot to bring some neutrals into the winter decor. When the snow is flying outside and the light is diffused, the neutrals continue that air of winter quiet.



Some of the elements are from my Christmas mantel and I changed the look and feel, by removing greenery and lights and changing red candles for ones with a subtle stripe in cream and brown tones. The silver and gold trees, also leftover from Christmas, add a bit of sparkle on those sunshiny winter days and look as if they are dusted with shimmery snow. Of course, the star of the display is the center featured window, giving height and sporting a wooden snowflake in neutral tones.

It's fun to change a mantel for the seasons and I never know where my creativity will take me from year to year. This year I'm happy with the neutral tones - last year there was an explosion of red berries. Isn't it interesting what a new year and a new eye can bring to our decor?

Happy Tuesday!


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  1. Beautiful. I still need to rework our mantle. It is currently home to the girls gingerbread houses! Haven't been able to part with them yet.

  2. Pretty! It very much has a winter feel. Have a good day. Tammy

  3. So pretty!! You have a great eye for decorating!!

  4. Gorgeous....I love the neutral tones:)
    ~Anne xx

  5. Very nice. . . the neutrals are perfect . . .

  6. It's looking lovely - very calming. And I adore that wooden snowflake!

  7. Love that window and the look! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  8. Nice touch Vicki..I like the look..

  9. Beautiful! I need some inspiration to do something different with my living room mantel after I put the Christmas away.

  10. Lovely! I went with a neutral mantle in both my living room and family room for Winter as well. Just seems natural during the Winter months. I have started switching over to Valentines d├ęcor this week. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Beautiful. I love the simplicity and elegance. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  12. Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!


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