Want to spruce up your mantel for the Christmas holidays? We rounded up six design ideas to inspire.

westernliving-homeholidays2013-146 (Photo: Barry Calhoun.)Christmas doesn’t always have to follow the traditional red and green rule. Change things up a bit with white stockings and silver candle holders like designer Janie Hungerford did here in this renovated 1920s home.wood_5951-janisnicolay (Photo: Janis Nicolay.)Collect fresh fir boughs and sweet smelling flowers for a stunning display for your mantel this holiday, like Love It or List It Vancouver designer Jillian Harris did in this Point Grey heritage home.1113-white-christmas5 (Photo: Janis Nicolay.)Nothing says Christmas like the Christmas tree and the beautiful, golden star that goes on top. Designers Chad Faulkenberg and Kelly Reynolds are responsible for this holiday mantel masterpiece. We’re sure Santa would be very impressed.1113-white-christmas1 (Photo: Martin Tessler.)Decorate your mantel with white tinsel and twinkle lights for a change from ornaments and bright red poinsettias. A merry and bright design (see what we did there?) from Patty Nielson in this Vancouver home.4-holiday-decorDesigner Heather Draper combines nature with Christmas baubles to decorate this mantel. Vases are a genius way to switch over decor: anything can go in there throughout the year and even the most chaotic assemblage of bits and bobs looks organized.wl1115-janisnicolay_buble_2077-683x1024 (Photo: Janis Nicolay.)The holidays bring everyone together. Even local/international celebrities like singer Michael Bublé comes home for Christmas. Designer Stephanie Vogler decorates his West Vancouver home as the holiday season approaches.