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Neutral Farmhouse Mantel Christmas Idea

Decorating the farmhouse Christmas mantel is my favorite part of decorating our home for Christmas. I didn’t have a mantel or nice fireplace until we moved into this home, and each season when I get the opportunity to decorate it I am full of appreciation and gladness for having it.

Our farmhouse mantel Christmas idea showcases a casual and neutral coloured tones with lots of cheerful bright white.  In the cozy family room, next to our kitchen I opted for a minimalist farmhouse bead swag made of large natural color beads, instead of using darker green tree boughs. Its different from my usual mantel adding a touch of trendy farmhouse style to match the wooden frame of the picture above the mantel.   

Farmhouse Style Christmas Mantel featuring a DIY large barn, horse and sleigh artwork and DIY farmhouse wood bead garland.

The barn is a DIY labour of love from a day of barn hunting with my grand daughters this summer. The barn is a replica of my favorite barn we found that day. Its made using plywood, carved mdf, paint snow sparkles and hours of crafting. I am thrilled with our new keep sake. I cannot wait for our granddaughters to see it. I have considered making another similar one with a tutorial, let me know if you’d be interested.

Large barn wall art craft for a Christmas fireplace

Our fireplace has a large alcove about it built for a television. It even has the tv hookups built into the wall. We covered them with a shiplap backdrop we built a couple of years ago. It has a natural wood coloured frame which we matched by adding a new natural wood frame around this ten year old horse and sleigh photograph. I am super pleased with how it turned out.

Sleighbells ring artwork in neutral colours showing two work horses pulling a large sleigh.

Instead of creating a focal point above or on the mantel the focal point for this fireplace is the bottom. To keep the center of attention on the barn the remaining decor is very minimal.

Living room decorated for Christmas in neutral farmhouse style including a Christmas mantel with large DIY barn

Our family room is small, so I snuggled in matching chairs on both sides of the fireplace. Its tight for taking the photograph but it works well for sitting and visiting. I considered adding a basket of blankets in front of the fireplace but t I didn’t want it to look crowded.

Our home is decorated for the holidays. I am still writing posts about it, but my daylight hours are filled with baking. I hope that preparing for the holidays is lifting your spirits and all those you care about are well.

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