Who doesn’t love charming Scandinavian design? Even if you don’t live in the Swedish countryside, you can still decorate like you do with the help of some cozy, rustic motifs, like the pattern on this knit stocking. And while the design is reminiscent of traditional Scandinavian Christmas décor, the black and white palette (rather than the traditional red and white combination), plus the bright orange pom poms give it a modern feel. Hang it on the mantel with some white vases or sculptural pieces and a few pieces of greenery for a simple, sophisticated holiday look.
During winter—and the holiday season, especially—it’s all about lush textures, from chunky knits to plush fur. The right amount of texture can turn your home into a comfy retreat. If you want to make your mantel an eye-catching and luxe spot in your living room this year, opt for the softest faux fur stocking. Hang a few on the ledge to elevate your fireplace—you can go with all one hue, or mix and match colors. This stocking comes in ivory, light brown, light pink, and a deep red. Now, all you need to do for a cozy evening at home is light the fireplace, grab a cup of cocoa, and fall into the couch.
You can’t go wrong with a classic quilted plaid. This stocking comes in two options (a preppy red plaid and a navy watch plaid), so you can mix and match depending on the stocking owner’s personal preferences. And for a more personalized touch, get a free embroidered monogram on the stocking’s velvet cuff. After you hang these stockings on the mantel, display silver or gold candlesticks or some clear hurricane vases, then dot the surrounding surface with some holly branches. Top it all off with a simple, lush evergreen wreath placed above the ledge.
Don’t forget about your pup during the holidays—he’s part of the family and deserves a few treats, too. If he appears in the Christmas card, he deserves a stocking. Include him in your Christmas festivities with this adorable bone-shaped and plaid stocking. The paw prints on the front of the stocking also ensure that everyone knows it belongs to your dog. Plus, it’s big enough to fit all his favorite treats, from dog bones to balls for playing catch. And cats aren’t left out either, there’s a fish-shaped stocking with cat paw prints available, too.
If you can’t make it to a ski resort this holiday season, these stockings might be the next best thing. A classic winter vignette—snowy trees and ski lifts—is embroidered on these pretty white felt stockings. It’s like having a landscape painting hanging off the mantel ledge. Hang these to remind you of past vacations on the slopes and other trips yet to come (or aprÃ¨s ski, if you’re not the snow bunny type). Hang the embroidered trees the add some evergreen clippings to the mantle or replace the mirror above the fireplace with a classic wreath to continue the nature-inspired, wintry theme.
Hang these retro-inspired striped stockings from the chimney with care. The pattern will never go out of style, so you won't have to buy new stockings to update your mantel every couple of years. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they remind us of the classic red and white peppermint candy canes—with the pom pom ties added for some extra flair. Pair this with any style of mantel—especially one that’s more playful and kid-friendly. It's long enough to hold a multitude of stocking stuffers for the lucky owner.