If you have a fireplace, you know that it almost always becomes the focal point in a room. It is due to this that the mantle and how it is decorated does have an impact. Styling a mantle can be loads of fun. From displaying a favourite collection of vases, art work to carefully curated objects of art and artefacts, the possibilities are really endless. Let’s take a look at some great ideas for mantle styling.
This monochrome scheme works well. The dark brown vase and twigs adds interest and some colour. http://www.pinterest.com
A mantle styled by HGTV presenter Emily Henderson. I love the coloured logs in the fireplace and the fact that she has used pops of colour here and there in an otherwise white scheme…..works so well.
Just love this chunky wood mantle shelf against the dark walls. The two red candle stands and the white wall lights bring balance and harmony to the arrangement while the focal point is the oversized wooden frame with the animal head. http://www.thedesignfiles.net
The yellow mantelpiece is the focal point in this living room because of its colour which stands out in the grey living room. http://www.housetohome.co.uk
Sometimes the mantelpiece itself is a standout so not much is needed to style it….a group of differently shaped vases will do….. http://www.bloodandchampagne.com
If you have a gorgeous Victorian fireplace like this one, then the mantle styling can be toned down and random with various objects. The plant and the various objects add visual interest but at the same time are not overwhelming enough to draw attention away from the fireplace. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com
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