Even when it’s not in use, the fireplace is a natural focal point in a room that can’t be ignored. And the mantel is a great vignette that you can redecorate as often as you’d like! It’s a wonderful place to incorporate your room’s overall design scheme and a simple adjustment can change the feel of the entire space. Determining what to showcase and how is often times a challenge for homeowners. Design is very personal, and the mantel is no exception. Whether you prefer contemporary or traditional design, here are some ideas for giving your mantel a little makeover:
Pick A Color, Any Color
Use your fireplace mantel as a place to showcase color. Be bold with layering and position a small piece of art over a large piece. Or, for a splash of color, warm up a neutral mantel with a colorful painting.
Be confident in an eclectic style by incorporating a few repeating elements, which will create a chic, not disorganized, look. Create visual interest by selecting a collection of objects.
Keep It Simple and Symmetric
A classic look relies on simplicity and balance. In a traditionally decorated space, keep your mantel decor simple and uniform.
Layer it Up
Layering allows you to show off a variety of objects without creating a cluttered look. The variety of shapes and sizes allows for an interesting pattern within a consistent overall look. Incorporate other striking objects that add height and contrast to your core collection.
Make A Statement
Use your mantel to showcase a single, showstopping piece. An obvious choice, because it works so well, is to hang a large mirror above the fireplace. Whether your style is simple and modern or antique and ornate, it’s sure to make a statement.
We love to use the mantel to present changing displays of flowers. The flowers are not only a sign of the season, but reflect your personal style and taste as well!