Dee Sarault
Dee Sarault
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  • Lafayette, IN
Asked on Jan 8, 2018

How to decorate a mantle

Donna PowellFiddledd224Dysko7710


6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Jan 8, 2018

    for any specific time of year? What is your decorating style?

  • Cheryl A
    on Jan 8, 2018

    use old books to add height to an item, use candle holders of different sizes and colors, look on for some ideas as well

  • Eroque022810
    on Jan 8, 2018

    That's very personal and kind of depends on your style or at least the style you are trying to achieve. Pinterest is a great start but this site has many looks as well. You see without a picture or more details it's hard for us to at least get a glimpse of the entire room or to hear from you what you want other than to decorate it. I might say topiary on either side and that's it, an other might offer up skinny tall lamps on either side with a mirror on wall. Or as the previous person offered books and different levels. If you can expand your question it would help us help you.

  • Dysko7710
    on Jan 8, 2018

    I have a large picture of my kids framed in the center and just leaning up on the mantle. To the right I have an 'old bike' set of book ends with old books. On the right I have a tall binding of grass standing up and a stand with three small lanterns. Just FYI! the key is a variety and make sure at least one thing has some height to it and one other item takes up a decent amount of space. Here are some more pics:

  • Fiddledd224
    on Jan 8, 2018

    Start by finding things you love to use as the focal point. Then arrange them on the mantle so that they are asymmetrical ("Not Balanced") - which is more interesting visually. If you are using a group of like objects, use an odd number for the same reason - so they cannot be arranged equally on both sides. Try to find some common ground to other items in the room so the mantle arrangement looks coordinated - by theme, or color or other. But have fun with it - it's only stuff.

  • Donna Powell
    on Jan 8, 2018

    This is a great question. Mantels are usually a focal point in a room and can really show off the personality of the owner. You want to keep in mind that it will need items in varying sizes and shapes and in a theme. But mostly you can showcase some of your favorite things. Add in some type of floral item and mirrors are always a hit. If you get a chance post a picture of your mantel to help us with suggesting a look. Good luck.

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