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How to decorate your mantel

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. Need ideas on how to decorate your mantel? Here I’ll show you some of the ways I’ve decorated mine over the years.

How to Decorate your mantel using a mirror?

When you use a mirror as the focal point of your mantel it’s best to center it. Then You can use garland to fill in the in the space. If it still looks like it’s missing something, try adding some candlesticks to frame out the mirror.

How to make a simple DIY string garland for your Christmas mantel

How do you use a large clock as a focal point above your mantel?

Using a large clock as a focal point above your mantel is an excellent idea. This one was hand carved my Shattuck clock works. By itself, it’s just a bit too small for the area above the mantel. So, I layered In flat woven baskets to help fill the space up better and give it a bit more visual interest.

living room with dark fireplace wall and clock styled on mantel

How do I layer picture frames on a fireplace mantel?

Layering picture on a mantel is easier than you think. Start by adding different size frames one in front of the other like the picture below.

Make sure the pictures have the same theme and don’t complete with each other. Like below, I have to coordinating pictures one in vertical and the other in horizontal. Next I layered a plain black chalkboard to add more visual interest, yet it doesn’t compete with the other artwork. Lastly, I added in candlesticks and a plants.

brick fireplace with large farmed landscape art and a plant

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living room tin over sized chairs and a large floor mirror leaning against the wall.

Chat soon,

Kori

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