Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Silvery Winter Palette for the Mantel

Article Posted By: Kate Riley

of Centsational Girl

A beautiful Christmas mantel in silver, white and green

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge we invited Kate Riley of Centsational Girl to share her Christmas decorating ideas for her mantel. She offers us a gorgeous Christmas mantel that’s both elegant and homey. 

I was so excited to be one of the participants in this year’s Holiday Style Challenge and my mission was to create a beautiful mantel scene in my home. I’m a big fan of color but I was inspired this year to create a quieter setting, focused on a silvery winter palette with small touches of lime green.

Snowy garland adorned with a 'merry' message on a Christmas mantel

The snowy garland from The Home Depot is swagged across the mantel and embellished with a “merry” sentiment created from letters found at a craft store.

Silver tinsel trees create symmetry on either side of a large mirror | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

Whimsy plays a part in the form of 18-inch tinsel trees from The Home Depot that sparkle and shine next to the silver candlesticks and mercury glass I’ve collected over the years.

Silver tinsel trees create symmetry on either side of a large mirror | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

Large outdoor lanterns serve as vessels for silvery ornaments | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

Summer lanterns brought indoors for winter make great vessels for stacks of ornaments on display.

A wreath looks fabulous layered over a large mirror | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

The mirror is the Barcroft by the Home Decorators Collection, topped off with a 18-inch wreath, both from The Home Depot.

Flocked needles and silver touches feel elegant and soft | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

Silver and white Christmas mantel by Centsational Girl! | From The Home Depot Style Challenge

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!

Kate Riley is better known around the blogosphere as Centsational Girl. Kate writes daily on her popular blog about all things related to interior decorating, home improvement, and do-it-yourself projects. She also writes a weekly column for Better Homes & Gardens on the latest in interior design. Her work has been featured on the Nate Berkus Show, in several magazine publications, and online at other popular home design sites such as Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, and HGTV. Take a look at the Outdoor Cabana Makeover she wrote about for the Home Depot blog, and how she updated a kitchen for only $4,000. Thank you, Kate, for these gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas!

Kate’s mantel features the following Home Depot products:

Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using a single Home Depot product as a starting point. Kate received a selection of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot, but The Home Depot provided no other compensation. The opinions and ideas Kate expressed are her own.