(Good Things Utah) Getting hands-on with holiday spirit doesn’t always have to be a hassle — especially when it comes to home decorating. Proving this point, our friends at Gatehouse No. 1 are offering up their most exclusive ‘tips of the trade’ for curating our perfect holiday living space.

This week, Gentry Holdaway from Gatehouse No. 1 shared her best advice for mastering your mantel decor.

Now’s the perfect chance to play with styles, too, because seasonal savings are coming down the chimney right now with their Christmas Open House. Explore their collection both in-store and online with 20% OFF holiday decor.

For personal styling advice and to browse the collection in their massive showroom space, you can visit Gatehouse No. 1 at 672 S State Street in Orem. Find more online by going to shop.gatehousestyle.com.

3-Step Formula for Mastering your Mantel Decor

Step 1: Mix and match base garlands

Find natural-looking greens, with or without wires, then combine them on top of the mantel. Using command hooks is a damage-free way of hanging them.

Step 2: Lights and ornaments

Get creative with styles and spread evenly throughout. Choosing unique ornaments to complement the light theme can also make a world of difference.

Step 3: Add some pops of style

Sprinkling in some added layers with bold textures and patterns can be a wonderful way of making the mantel look more interesting without going overboard.

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