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Monday, June 14, 2010

MANTEL STYLING

Styling a mantel isn't easy. But if you don't do it right you are totally missing out on a great opportunity to accessorize your room. My own fireplace has gone through a series of arrangements but nothing that has really felt right.
I decided to source out some photos for inspiration and now I'm sharing what I've learned with you!

1. Asymetrical displays are much more relaxed.



desire to inspire

domino

elle decor

sarah richardson

southern living

courtney giles

2. Place an odd number of items together. Three things always look better than two! Even better, keep the color continuous. Mixing too many colors make for a cluttered look. I am currently trying out all white.

domino

house and home

3. Vary the height and size of objects. Start with something tall and layer forward. Not too big though, or it will appear heavy and overwhelming.

house and home


elle decor

4. I'm torn with the whole mirror idea. I have one over my mantel and it seems like the natural thing to do. But most fireplaces are tall and you can't see yourself in them anyway. If they reflect something beautiful in the room or make a great statement that works for me!

elle decor

elle decor

ann mihn

ann mihn

Just my two cents!:)

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful ideas....loved the wall paper.
    How about the dreaded fireplace?

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  2. Oops..... The dreaded "corner" fireplace

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  3. Ahhh, these pictures and so inspiring :-) Can't wait to buy a house!

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)