Styling your mantel is a superb decor space to flex your creativity muscle, for the reason that mantel is a component that’s comparatively straightforward to alter up every time the temper strikes. Consider this area as one the place you’ll be able to exhibit any mementos, items of paintings, and trinkets which can be particular to you. I like each packed, maximalist mantels and tremendous minimal mantels—it’s finally as much as you which ones route you’re taking.
At the moment I’m sharing a few of my suggestions for styling a mantel all yr spherical. In case you don’t have a mantel at residence, worry not, as a result of the options beneath also can apply to any open shelf!
My Ideas for Styling a Mantel
1. Begin with a big piece of artwork, which is able to act as your focal piece.
This focal piece ought to play with the size of your area and may be something from a tapestry to a mirror to a framed print. It may be held on the wall or leaned towards the wall—whichever you like. If relevant, think about using a dialog piece that’s a bit surprising or units the tone of the room.
Each of the mantels on the primary ground of our residence characteristic a big focal piece; there’s an vintage mirror within the inexperienced household room and a bit of artwork within the peach room, above our Escape fuel hearth insert from Warmth & Glo.
2. Overlap your focal piece with a number of smaller items of artwork.
Whereas I’m not at the moment using this styling tip on our mantels, I like the look of overlapping items to create visible depth. If going this route, I counsel beginning with two or extra gadgets in several sizes. I like to think about the focal piece because the papa bear measurement and the overlapping items because the mama bear and child bear sizes—they’ll robotically work nice as a set in relation to at least one one other.
With the biggest focal piece on the again, overlap the medium-sized piece to at least one facet of it and the small piece to the opposite facet. (Head to this video for an instance of how I overlap paintings of assorted sizes.)
3. Add in decor accents in various textures and mediums, like wicker, stone, or brass, and in various heights.
On the subject of accent items, choose ones in a fabric (or supplies) that provides one thing completely different to your area. If the room has a whole lot of wooden, choose one thing shiny. If it already feels smooth and vivid, go along with one thing pure and earthy. I like to herald objects of various heights too, so as to add much more visible curiosity. Combine and match till you attain a outcome that feels pleasing to you.
4. Add a reside component with a plant.
Vegetation immediately carry vibrance to an area. Choose one thing with mass—both gentle and feathery like a fern or structural like an aloe vera plant. And don’t overlook the pot! It might carry a zing of colour or sample to the combo.
5. Swap out objects and artwork seasonally (or everytime you significantly really feel prefer it).
A mantel is a dwelling, respiratory instance of your tastes and pursuits. Whereas many people enhance ours through the vacation season, there’s no purpose we are able to’t additionally give it just a little additional love the remainder of the yr too. As we method Valentine’s Day, contemplate styling yours in a manner that’s extra romantic with a combination of vases and flowers. When autumn arrives, chances are you’ll wish to carry in additional rustic textures like reclaimed wooden and a sprig of golden leaves introduced in from exterior. Get inventive and have enjoyable with the method!