Decorating a Fireplace Mantel
Sorry for the sporadic posting. I’ve got quite a few projects that are finishing up and so life gets really busy at the tail end of a project. I can’t wait to take photos and share away. There will be a plethora of blog posts to come from them, which makes posting a lot easier. 🙂
One of the things that I am working on is accessorizing a fireplace mantel. To be honest, I find this to be challenging to do so I’ve hit up pinterest for inspiration.
In this example three is an easy triangle that is created that allows movement for the eye. Your eye is first attracted to the leaning painting and then from one side to the other. I like the idea of using a succulent vs. cut flowers because they last so, so, so much longer. When going for the layered look on a mantel, or anywhere, it’s best to work in odd numbers so either three or five objects.
If you are a collector, why not put the items on display for all to see on the mantel. The collection of white pottery is beautiful against the three charcoal pieces. All of the white also allows for the sconces to really stand out.
I love the look of a large reflective space in a room. Many times you can let the mirror take center stage and keep the mantel to a minimum or bare.
When it comes to keeping the mantel completely bare, I like to go that route when a large art piece is placed above a fireplace. I think it can speak for itself and it doesn’t need any extra accessories.
What about you? Do you have any special tricks when accessorizing a mantel?
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