Cozy Cabin Christmas Mantel Decor with Pops of Red

Do you want to create a cozy cabin feel in your home this year for the holiday season? I’m sharing our neutral cozy cabin Christmas mantel decor with pops of red to inspire you to create your own homey and calm mantel decor this holiday.

They say the best laid plans go awry.

But when our plans go awry, we change our perspective and our plan is born anew. This holds true in life (and most certainly with regard 2020) as well as in decorating.  Take for example our Christmas decor this year. I started out neutral and was loving it. But then we couldn’t find our stockings in our storage unit. Well, we could find some stockings but not the white fur stockings that I had planned to use this year. I sent my husband back to the sea can where all of our Christmas bins are piled precariously high, and he searched through every one to no avail.

So, we have red plaid stockings.

Not part of the plan, but I’m going with it. Kind of like we’ve all just had to go with it this year; what other choice is there? And, you know what? I added a few red ornaments and some ribbon on the tree and the pops of red are actually working.  It’s still neutral, rustic, and natural but with a little extra pop of Christmas colour.  I think you’ll love it as much as (it turns out) that I do!

Today I’m joining some blogging friends who are also sharing their beautiful Christmas mantel decor ideas with you. Be sure to visit their posts!

What do you think of the red?

I really wasn’t sure I’d like it, but I do! Plus, now that Erik Santason (our Elf on the shelf) fits in with  our holiday decor:)

There are only a few key elements on this mantel…

I used:

Mini Faux Tree in Green

Mini flocked Faux tree

Wood Christmas village houses

Bottle brush trees

My Snowy Forest Free Printable

My DIY pine cone and pompom garland

Mini LED Christmas lights

DIY real branches with flocking

Plaid stockings 

Peace on Earth mini sign (I found mine at Michael’s last year, but I’ve seen really cute farmhouse signs at Walmart this year as well)



Simple ingredients, that I already owned… but a fresh new take on things. 

Nothing new this year, aside from what I made myself…

We are also loving our gas fireplace in the evening these days! And all the twinkle lights! The holiday decor makes this season so much more bearable, I don’t know what we’d do without it…

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Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series.  We’re all sharing our holiday mantel decor with you – be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas mantel decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

Cozy Cabin Christmas Mantel Decor with Pops of Red at The Happy Housie

Fresh Cedar Christmas Mantel at A Pretty Life

Bright Colourful Merry Mantel at Tatertots and Jello

Red, White, and Gold Christmas Mantel at This is Our Bliss

Cozy Traditional Christmas Mantle at JoAnna Anastasia

Natural and Cozy Christmas Mantel at Modern Glam

Christmas Mantel Decorating Idea at Craftberry Bush

Merry and Bright Christmas Mantle at The Handmade Home

Assymetrical Christmas Mantel with Fresh Greenery and Blue Accents at The DIY Mommy

How to Hang a Garland on a Shelf for a Christmas Vignette at Fynes Designs

Elegant Holiday Living Room and Mantel at House by Hoff

Traditional Christmas Mantel at Rambling Renovators

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas at Jennifer Maune

Christmas Mantel Mixing Faux and Fresh Greenery with Grey Accents at Deeply Southern Home

How to Decorate a Mantel for Christmas at She Gave it a Go

How to Decorate a Mantel with a TV Above It for Christmas at Home Made Lovely

My Classic Christmas Mantel with White and Red at Life is Better at Home

How to Style Your Shelves for the Holidays at My Sweet Savannah

Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Clean & Scentsible

Modern Minimalist Shelf Styling for the Holidays at This is Simplicite

Christmas Mantel Decor with Lighted Garland at Grace in My Space

Rustic Luxe Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas at Cherished Bliss

My Green and White Christmas Mantel at Cassie Bustamante

Holiday Mantel  at Life is a Party

Asymmetrical Garland Mantel at Taryn Whiteaker Designs

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  1. Peace on Earth is necessary to live happily. Every occasion took the people near to each other. The red colour looked very beautiful. I added a few red ornaments and some ribbon on the tree and the pops of red are actually working. I love Christmas.

  2. I’m loving the pops of red and the plaid! As you know I’m crazy for plaid, so I think this is great! P.S. LOVE the tree printable…I’m definitely going to print that off!

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