Are you feeling cottagecore, rustic, or modern?

white Christmas village decor
Grandin Road

When it comes time to decorating your space for the holiday season, there’s no better place to start than your fireplace mantel. Often the focal point of a room, the mantel offers so many design configurations and options (and empty spaces to fill with elves, reindeers, wreaths, and other tchotchkes). As the focal point, the mantel can tie in a cohesive theme or style for all your holiday decor, across your fireplace and Christmas tree and throughout the whole room. So, why not add to your holiday collection with items for that space that fit your style—or the style you wish to achieve?

While minimalism had its time, maximalism is the design buzz word of the year, allowing people the freedom to add more decor pieces, layer patterns, and play with design trends in a whole new way. If you’re feeling brave this holiday season, mix things up and play with some other popular design trends. Maybe your home matches the very popular rustic aesthetic, and you’re looking for more items to match your current living room setup. Or is your style a cross between rustic and cottagecore, everyone’s favorite throwback style?

No matter your style and no matter your holiday decor needs, we’ve rounded up some of the best holiday items out there to fill your mantel according to the design style you’re aiming for: cottagecore, rustic, or modern. (Or perhaps all three?)

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