Fireplace Mantel Decorating Tips
Easily the star of any room, the mantel is a natural focal point over the fireplace. It is the perfect spot to showcase your personal style or your favorite keepsakes. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts when decorating your mantel.
*DO stick to a color, style, or theme. Each object should connect to each other in some way.
*DO use items of different shapes and sizes.
*DON’T use even numbers when decorating with multiples, like candles. Always use odd numbers, 3 candles, not 2, 5 flower buds, not 4, it’s the number 1 rule in decorating.
*DO layer items in front of each other. Start with taller items at the back and work your way forward. The mantel is not a photograph and people won’t always be looking at it straight on.
*DON’T overcrowd. A cluttered mantel is not pleasing to the eye and your beautiful pieces will get lost in the mess. If it’s easier, crowd your mantel first then edit, edit, and edit. Let your pieces breathe.