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Guest Picks: Decorating Your Mantel with Frames
Mantels are, by far, one of my favorite parts of the house to decorate for the holidays. The options are endless. I usually go around the house collecting mementos from the past year and work them in between the greens I have clipped from the fern tree, but picture frames are the easiest way to personalize a mantel.
— Julieann from Jace Interiors and CreateGirl
— Julieann from Jace Interiors and CreateGirl
The idea is to mix in just a few frames to your holiday decor — just enough to make the mantel interesting while still feeling festive.
Grosgrain Mat Frames - $29
First, decide what your theme colors will be. If they are red and silver, these ribbon frames would be the perfect addition.
Silver Bead Mini Picture Frames - $22
Stay consistent with your frame color, as this will create unity. These frames are small enough at 2.5 inches that they could nestle in next to vases and greens.
Michael Aram "Twig" Goldplate Frames - $119
The gold twig theme could work seamlessly, especially if you gather twigs from the yard and spray paint them gold. Just place them in a large ceramic vase and you are set.
Gold Braid Frame - $130
Many of these frames can easily transition back into non-holiday times. The gold weave on this one is a timeless pattern.
Bamboo Jeweled Frame - $19.95
This green frame could easily stand on its own. Consider propping it up on a few coasters or books, then hide those props with greens or twigs. This will create interesting height on the mantelscape.
Graphic Image Crocodile Embossed Italian Leather Frame, Bottle Green - $75
Can you ever go wrong with green crocodile? This one would make for a modern mantel. Maybe skip the fern clippings and add a garland in a fun color like purple.
Henley Silver-Plated Hook Frame - $39
If you don't have a deep enough mantel for frames, use these sweet Pottery Barn ring frames. Just pull in the color of the room by choosing a coordinating ribbon.
Frame Ornaments - $13.90
These striped hanging frames don't just have to be put on the tree, they can also work by the kitchen light switch or even in the bathroom.
Perforated Porcelain Frames - $12
Porcelain frames are a classic and could work in any part of the house. I especially like the cutouts.
Olivia Riegel "Medallion" Frame - $100
Picture frames are by far my favorite gift to give at any time of the year, but especially at the holidays. Always consider the person's personality and the style of their home, and you will be sure to find a piece they will love. This jeweled medallion frame is for that high-class girl that loves the glitz and glamour!
Deco Noir Round Frame by L'Objet - $295
This round frame would be perfect for anyone who loves the Art Deco era, and it would stand out against any other frame.
Sheesham Wood Frame - $38
Framed gifts are not just for the ladies. There are many masculine options available, like this wood and metal one.
Jonathan Adler Bracket Frame - $68
Of course we can always turn to Jonathan Adler to color our world. These frames are great stocking stuffers as well.
Oscar Maschera Thomas H. 2 Frame - $195
Don't you think this leather frame would look incredibly handsome on a man's desk?
Polka Dots Picture Frame Distressed by Susan Alyse Design - $22.95
For the Etsy-loving artist, these distressed polka dot frames would be a gift they would be sure to love. How fabulous are those colors?
Whimsical and Unique Picture Frame by Orange Blossom Shop - $40
Don't just consider geometric shapes, step outside of the box and have a little fun!
Silver Link Picture Frame, Navy - $25
This could be one of my favorite frames. I would just hope to get it as an early gift so that I could use it on my mantel with a silver and blue theme. Then I'd move it to my dresser after the holidays are over.
Brown Quatrefoil and White Quatrefoil Frames - $55
The classic shape of the Quatrefoil in chocolate or white is a fan favorite with many.
Easel Photo Frame - $39
What I love most about an easel frame is that you can use it horizontally or vertically, and this one is available in brass or silver. Even for that hard-to-buy-for cousin, this would be a winner.
Crown Point Double Invitation Frame - $100
Do you know someone who was just married or is about to be married? This is the perfect gift, and something they might not think to buy for themselves (wink, wink).
Eliza 4x6 Frame - $9.95
We have looked at the ornate frames and the colorful frames, but maybe you have simple gold or silver frames around your house. Well, you may not be able to regift them, but you can use them on your mantel. Gather them up and display three or five of them in your holiday decor.