Simple Black and White Christmas Mantel Decor

by Alli

Throughout the years, my decor style has changed many times. In the past, my style tended towards whatever was trending at the moment. Who remembers when ducks, geese, and country blue was all the rage? I do! It reminds me of the game, duck, duck, goose! These days, I tend to lean towards a minimalistic sense of style and I really like this simple black and white Christmas mantel decor. It does have a touch of green.

Black and White Christmas Mantel Decor

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Simple Black and White Christmas Mantel Decor

On the day after Thanksgiving, I always head to our church early in the morning to decorate for Christmas. A few years ago, I had my son-in-law build a faux fireplace to help our fellowship hall look more homey and welcoming.

Black and White Christmas Mantel Decor

I decorate the mantel seasonally, so that means taking down all the fall decor and putting it away before decorating for Christmas. It usually takes me about 5 hours to put up the tree and the rest of the decor, including wreaths on the doors.

Christmas Mantel Decor Plus Tabletop Decor

The mantle decor usually includes a lighted garland but this year I wasn’t feeling it so it was left in its bin for this year. I also reuse items in order to stick with the budget. I didn’t spend a penny on decor this time around, even though it never looks exactly like it did the previous year.

Christmas Mantel Decor Including Deer and Icy Garland

The wreath and stockings are from Target. They are part of the Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Holiday Decor (Joanna Gaines). These were purchased last November, but they do have some pretty decor for this year as well.

The deer family on the mantle are from Sam’s Club. The deer family below are from Hobby Lobby. The ice garland is also from Hobby Lobby. The inexpensive snow-look fabric ties everything together.

Plaid Deer - Christmas Mantel Decor

The trees are from Home Goods (purchased last year as well).

Side View of Christmas Mantel Decor

There you have it – a simple black and white Christmas mantle decor.

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Tasheena December 3, 2018 - 5:40 am

This mantle is so pretty. I love all of the accent pieces. I wish I had a mantle to decorate.

robin rue December 3, 2018 - 6:48 am

I have always wanted a mantel (and a fireplace to go with it), but sadly I don’t. I love the black and white decoration idea. It’s so pretty.

Candy December 3, 2018 - 7:31 am

Some great decorating ideas given. I am more country decorating now. Very relaxed

Karen December 3, 2018 - 7:58 am

This is such a great look. I love how you managed to keep it fun and friendly while also having it be sleek and modern. That’s not easy to do!

Amber Myers December 3, 2018 - 8:17 am

I love how this turned out! We have a faux fireplace that I like to decorate as well! I have lights on top of mine.

Katrin December 3, 2018 - 8:22 am

Beautiful decor, I love the black and white theme, it looks gorgeous!

Jeanette December 3, 2018 - 8:39 am

I still need to decorate my house for Christmas. This gives me some really good ideas. I love the idea of a little black and white thrown into the red and green.

Jenny December 3, 2018 - 8:51 am

Your black & white decor is so pretty! The family of deer in buffalo check are so cute! Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite places to shop.

Debra December 3, 2018 - 9:44 am

I know what you mean about the trends. Your style is so elegant and classic. You can’t go wrong with black and white.

Amanda @ Domestically Creative December 3, 2018 - 9:58 am

Looks great! I love all the black and white.

Melissa Chapman December 3, 2018 - 9:58 am

It is so nice that you are active in your church and have made such a beautiful mantel. I don’t do much decorating but I will use some of your ideas in my home.

Farrah Less December 3, 2018 - 10:40 am

You can never be wrong on a black and white accent. It is sophisticated and neat looking I love how you incorporate it to red which is the Christmas color. Great job!

Tomi C December 3, 2018 - 10:53 am

What a classy switch on the traditional red and green. Yes, I decorated our mantel and *sigh* yes, I decorated it with red and green. I’ve never thought of black and white but visually it works

Kimberly December 3, 2018 - 10:59 am

Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the black and white with pops of green.So classy looking!

Janet December 3, 2018 - 11:15 am

I’m seeing a lot of black and white this year and never really thought about those colors for Christmas. Love what you’ve done!

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse December 3, 2018 - 1:03 pm

I love this mantel, so charming with the white, black and greens. Alli, your mantel is so inspiring, I’m not done decorating quite yet! This is such a special time of year, and I want to take my time decorating in preparation for the birthday of our Lord. Wishing you a beautiful Monday! xo Lidy

Marie InteriorFrugalista December 3, 2018 - 3:44 pm

Alli, your Christmas mantel is beautiful! I adore your black & white plaid deer family and the pretty and the adorable fur cuffs on the white ones. Very charming and calming Christmas mantel display.

[email protected] December 3, 2018 - 4:52 pm

I love your chic Christmas mantle! I like to avoid going red and green crazy for the holidays, and I love how you did black and white.

Pam December 3, 2018 - 7:27 pm

I love your Christmas mantle. Those are seriously some of the chicest stockings that I have ever seen.

Kelly December 3, 2018 - 7:37 pm

I love those stockings! And all the cute deer – so festive and fun!

Wanda | From House To Home December 3, 2018 - 7:57 pm

I’m a big fan of black and white Christmas decor, so I love your mantel! And those black and white plaid deer are too cute!

Terri Steffes December 3, 2018 - 8:37 pm

LOL, we have great minds! I love it! I love the white and then the stockings being a pop of color. Gorgeous.

Ricci December 3, 2018 - 10:55 pm

LOVE your mantle!! I am black and white obsessed and those plaid stockings are too cute!!

Cathy Mini December 3, 2018 - 11:21 pm

I do love the black and white combination it looks really beautiful and cozy. So many great ideas here that we can use at home.

Vyjay Rao December 4, 2018 - 6:55 am

We love decor that is not too colourful and bright, but something subdued. The Black and White mantel decor is something that really appeals to us. It looks so elegant and classy.

Natalie December 4, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Such beautiful decorations, I love the simplicity of white decor for the Holidays. Thank you for the inspiration!

Chubskulit Rose December 4, 2018 - 5:27 pm

I love your decors, so festive! I am so glad seeing all of these great ideas. I love the touch of black in it.

Jeanine December 4, 2018 - 6:33 pm

So many great ideas! I love the stockings so pretty. I have the most boring decorations at my house!

Sara Smith December 5, 2018 - 1:39 am

You are a woman after my color loving heart! Your tree is gorgeous and almost looks pink when lit up.You have so many fun touches here it’s a treat to see, absolutely beautiful.

Super Mom - No Cape! December 15, 2018 - 2:54 pm

I love your Black and White Mantel! And those buffalo plaid deer in the fireplace opening are just too cute!

Rashel Ahmed May 22, 2019 - 7:07 am

Very good post, I really enjoy your article, Thanks


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