Use these tips all year round to create gorgeous displays that suit your lifestyle and express your passions. Refresh your fireplace mantel in ten easy steps and return focus to the anchor of your room.
10 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Mantel
The hearth is often viewed as the center of the home. That being said, the mantel is a great place for displaying a story about the home or homeowner. It’s a place for showcasing our favorite things, or it can be that one area for rotating weekly doses of design. Feeling like a fresh start for your mantel now that the holidays are winding down? Here are some simple ideas to kick off the new year. Let us know what’s on your mantel in the comments section.
Ah, symmetry! What I particularly like about this mantel besides the great symmetry is the layering of different objet d’art. Notice that the mirror is mounted directly into the brick. I recommend hiring a professional to hang this if you don’t have the tools.
Do you collect botanical prints? Display them on the mantel. It’s fine to prop art up against a wall. Fresh potted plants act as perfect bookends.
Repeat rounds. A circular shape is a nice complement to the squareness of a mantel. Here they’re used effectively in pairs.
A minimalist statement can also work on the mantel. Try grouping a cluster of like-colored objects to one side. The visual weight of the grouping to one side helps create a modern vibe. Adding a great-looking pendant can balance the vignette.
5. Keep Things Fresh
A mantel can be your area for a rotating design element. If you like a little something fresh every week, use this spot to display fresh flowers. Notice how the designer used lighting to create a focal point here.