Writer Alyssa Longobucco
Writer Alyssa Longobucco

Alyssa Longobucco

Alyssa is a freelance writer, editor, and stylist with a background in interior and lifestyle content. She has over a decade of experience in the media industry creating unique and innovative content for storied brands such as Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, SELF, Apartment Therapy, The Knot, Domino, HGTV, Country Living, and more. The recent recipient of an interior design certification, Alyssa focuses her work on helping readers digest design trends and provides actionable expert advice for creating a home they love.
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Christmas trees may get the lion's share of attention when it comes to decorating for the holidays, but they're not the only place to spread yuletide cheer come December. With seasonal celebrations back on many social calendars this year, gathering spaces like your living room or family room should get a bit of extra attention too.  The spot that boasts the biggest potential for a festive upgrade? Your fireplace mantle. Think about it: It's already a natural gathering spot for family—nothing says "home for the holidays" better than a crackling fire and some Bing Crosby carols. Plus, if the promise of a visit from Santa isn't enough to motivate you to search for Christmas mantel decor ideas, we don't know what will.   Whether you're already in the habit of leveling-up your fireplace with Christmas mantel decor or are on the hunt for some fresh new ideas to implement this season, we have just the inspiration for you. Oh, and here's the best part: All of these mantel decorating ideas are simple and minimal—no panicked runs to the holiday aisle at the craft store here—so you can spend more time on all the best parts of the season (Home Alone movie marathons and sugar cookie baking sessions, we're looking at you). RELATED: 15 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas That Take 5 Minutes or Less
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