Let me show you how to layer items to create a beautiful mantel. It is a perfect way to celebrate a new season to make your home warm and cozy. It is about creating beauty and warm without even turning the fireplace on. The fireplace on is an added bonus.
– Determine your color scheme – Create a focus point over the mantel – Create Layers – Add greenery – Create various heights with décor items – Add lots of texture – Use what you have
You can create a focal point over the mantel by choosing something large to fill the space. This can be done by a oversize large mirror, artwork, paintings, two large prints, a large round clock, salvage item, an over sized wreath, etc.
Mirrors can be hung or leaned against the wall. You can attach a wreath to the mirror. Other ways of creating layers are doing groupings of objects such at three mirror overlapping on the mantel. Groups of artwork in various sizes and heights can be put on mantel.
You need to vary the height and the weight of the items. You also need to balance both sizes as well.
Add lots of textures through dried flowers, greenery, velvet pumpkins, acorns, grapevine, smooth vases, wood, touches of brass, etc.
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