make a statement with your mantel

What’s the best way to decorate your mantel? Quite often this is the focal point of a room, anchored by one main piece, maybe a mirror or artwork.  Once you have that in place on the wall, what to do next?

mantelblog2metal table clock, medallion

Here are some quick tips & ideas:

  1. Mix metals – no need to choose between silver or gold – use them both to make things sparkle and shine.  Mix a dull finish with shiny, soft and round with rigid and clean edges.
  2. Make sure you have a variety of heights for visual balance and interest.
  3. Overlapping frames, one horizontal & one vertical, leaning against the wall add a fun, casual touch.
  4. Books, either side by side or stacked, add a classic touch.
  5. Is a TV the main focal point? Then a simple candle stick or sconce on either side will complete the look nicely.
  6. When you’re decorating for a holiday, be sure to remove your everyday items to make room for holiday decor. Don’t force them all on together or it will be too crowded.
mantelblog3branch vases – set of 3metal table decoration, essence vase

 

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