Shopping tip: Before you go shopping, search online for rooms, styles and decorating ideas that inspire you. Pinterest is one of our favorite websites, it can help you create a visual shopping list to use so you can design a similar look. Decorating doesn’t have to mean changing everything in the room for the season. With this Winter Wonderland theme we used the existing décor in the room and just purchased holiday décor in Winter whites and teal along with woodland creatures and trees made of natural materials. Tip for creating a Multi-Level Look: To create our multi-level look, we used items of different heights and placed them in size order, layering from tallest to shortest to create your desired effect. We wanted to give the illuminated “Joy” sign prominence in the design so we utilized a wooden crate to add some height. Items of varying heights are key to creating a multi-level look on the mantel. Key elements of the Christmas season are evergreen trees, beautifully wrapped presents, snow and other frosty colors. We incorporated something from each of these into our Winter Wonderland theme. For instance, white, teal and natural wood trees were used to represent the colors of this season. In addition to the trees, we used owls, a deer and a squirrel to add to the look of the winter décor. We continued to build on the theme by adding a marquee sign that lights up and fake snow sprinkled on the top of the mantel and accessories, which helps to add more depth and texture to this look. Place a white tree skirt under the tree decorated in teal, white and silver decorations. Complete the look by wrapping gifts in paper that follow the same color scheme.