The holidays are knocking on your front door. While you’ve been busy preparing decorations outside and inside, remember one of the main focal points of the house for festive attention — the mantle.  Here are five ideas for decorating your Christmas mantle with a dash of holiday cheer.

I am obsessed with the monochromatic look of all white. Here, White Christmas meets solid gold for sophisticated elegance. The mix of different styles and sizes of vases with the white hydrangeas, taller gold permanent botanicals and gold ornaments look lovely together.

White and Gold Holiday Mantle - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

Want something festive but not traditional? Line your mantle with phalaenopsis orchid plants. Placing a few ornaments at their bases offers a fun touch.

Orchid  - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI

If you have a lot of old ornaments lying around, display them in clear glass vases. Then scatter them on your mantle to add some color to your fireplace.

Christmas Ornaments - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

Rustic is the new black in our area. For an on-trend wreath hung above a mantle, add pinecones, burlap ribbon and a dash of turquoise and chocolate brown ornaments for some excitement.

Burlap Holiday Wreath - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

I told you I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. Adorn a mantle with clear glass Christmas trees and white hydrangeas. The clear glass sparkles when Christmas lights hit them just right.

White Christmas Flowers - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

Ask your local florist for ideas to help you decorate your home for Christmas.

What is your favorite way to decorate your mantle for the holidays?