Decorating your Reclaimed Wood Mantel for Christmas

You just made the investment in a custom designed, reclaimed wood mantel and now you have to think about how to decorate for the holiday in a way that showcases the uniqueness of the reclaimed wood, but doesn’t hide it from your guests. Here are a few ideas that might get your creative juices flowing this year.

reclaimed wood mantelsClassic Red and Green – use fresh fruit, like pomegranates and berries that will pop against a fragrant evergreen garland. Add row of small and tall conical shapes, either live or dried, to draw the eye upward and vary the heights. Add a shimmer of light with small electric tea lights to illuminate your decorations and your reclaimed mantel.

Choose a Common Theme – create a cohesive look using some common items in repetition, such as stockings and garland, or ornaments and mini trees. Add some live flowers such as red tulips or calla lilies to bring in some natural elements.

Country Classic – a great way to make your reclaimed wood mantel the centerpiece of your Christmas decorations is to keep it simple. Top your mantel with an antique metal piece, such as a garden gate, and hanging a wreath from the top with a large dramatic bow. Use simple pieces along the mantel top, such as clipped evergreen boughs, tucking ornaments in white or silver between the branches. Place a simple large cachepot or basket on each end of the mantel to bring balance to your design while adding that country-themed element.

Vintage – show off your favorite collectibles and heirloom pieces. Mix and match along the mantel, varying the heights of you pieces. Layer with detailed accents using complementary colors, tucking in candleholders, grapevine, and shimmery ornaments.

At Shenandoah Furniture Gallery we design and build custom reclaimed wood furniture that will enrich your holidays. Each piece is has its own history and story, steeped in Loudoun County Virginia history. We invite you to come to our location in downtown, historic Purcellville to meet our craftsman and choose the reclaimed wood furniture that will become part of your celebrations.