Decorating your mantle is not strictly limited to Christmastime! Garlands, banners and St. Paddy’s-themed knick-knacks bring your fireplace to life. Pillar candles can be sourced affordably and switched out with the occasion or season–again, vibrant shades of green are a beautiful choice here. (No need to even switch out the holders!)
Rather than investing in larger pieces, you can cluster several small items together for a big effect. (Similarly, grouping an eclectic mix of decorative items on a side table brings a nice touch of cheer to a bare corner.) Thrift stores have no shortage of these items–especially on the endcaps of aisles. If you’re in need of a yearly refresh you can purchase new-to-you pieces, then donate them back when you’re finished so they can continue their journey.