Decorating your mantel

Decorating Your Mantel

The mantel should not be forgotten! It is right above the focal point in your room.

In the old days’ the mantel used to be a place for the family bible, and other practical and valuable items. Items of value should still grace the mantel but today you could place a pair of striking lamps, small family photos other special collections. See the list below of ideas I have used over the years to bring attention to one of the most important areas of your home.

–        A plethora of candles is a striking display if arranged in varying heights, colors and widths.

–        Gather up every small clock you have in your house and display them together on your mantel in a striking arrangement!

–        Stacks of books give an old library feel when placed atop your mantel.

–        Arrange a simple row of starfish on the mantel for a casual coastal feel.

–        Pictures should all be in frames of similar finish. Vary the size width and height of them. Group them together in a somewhat tight collection rather than spread across the mantel in a barren arrangement.

Paint Arabian Red by Dunn Edwards

From the Laguna Villa by Roderick Reed