Erin Souder of House of Earnest takes Christmas decorations seriously – and this holiday mantel is no exception. She layered-on a mix of traditional warmth and modern trend, and even created a custom DIY wreath. Look into Erin’s living room and get inspired to transform your own now that the holiday season is officially underway!
Creating an eyecatching display on the mantel is almost a hallmark of the holiday season. Where people usually tend to decorate horizontally, I wanted to draw attention upwards to create a sense of drama.
I also have a pretty small living room, so the mirror helps to bounce light around during the darker winter months.
I like to use what I have in my home and don’t want to totally swap out furniture and decor just for the season. Wooden lanterns which would normally grace an outdoor patio throughout the summer, look stunning for the holidays alongside stockings and garland.
Erin Souder is the voice behind House of Earnest, a platform for home decor, DIY, entertaining, and party inspiration. She’s also the founder of the new Grandiflora store. Connect with Erin on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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