When we bought our house last year  I was psyched that we had so many fireplaces… 6 to be exact! Fireplaces aren’t the most efficient ways to heat a house, but they sure are beautiful to look at. A room always needs a focal point and what better one then a fireplace mantel.

When Decorating your mantel I’ve learned that less is more. You basically want one large piece to draw your attention to, or a few smaller ones proportionate to one another to balance each other out. Next, I like to frame in my mantel with something like candlesticks. I also love garland and love the touch of green it brings to a mantel. 

Above you can see that because of the width of the mantel and the ceiling clearance I decided to go with layered picture frames to highlight the length of this beautiful mantel. I also used the green faux garland (target) to add in a nice neutral. Lastly, my sconces and my candlesticks add to frame in the mantel.



WIth this mantel, I went with one main focal point (the mirror, also target). Then I used the garland to fill in the mantel, and lastly, the candlesticks to frame it in. Very basic, but a beautiful mantel none the less. We’re also working on removing the plaster that’s covering this brick on the inside of the fireplace. Make sure to check back in to see more pictures of this finished look! And more mantels as we refinsh them!

I’m Kori and I’m so glad you’re here! Home design has always been a passion of mine. I love to find new ways to make my home feel and look beautiful. I’m a DIY girl who loves farmhouse style with a twist of boho. And let’s face it…a room that reflects your style can boost your mood and make you feel happy! Join me and my family on this journey as we move from city life to farm life renovating our 1700s abode one room at a time. Here you’ll find design tips, DIYs, inspiration boards, tips on organization and cleaning, and so much more!

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