What goes up must come down. That saying certainly applies to Christmas decorations. On this time of year you will find bare mantels everywhere looking sparse and alone, in contrast to the prior months of garlands and twinkling lights. What’s a mantel to perform after the attractiveness of Christmas?
The hearth is frequently seen as the middle of the home. That being said, that the mantel is a great place for displaying a story about the home or homeowner. It is a place for showcasing our favourite things, or it can be that one place for rotating weekly doses of design. Feeling like a new start for your mantel today that the holidays are winding down? Below are a few basic suggestions to kick off the new year. Let us know what’s on your mantel from the Opinions section.
Tucker & Marks
Ah, symmetry! What I particularly like about this mantel aside from the fantastic symmetry is that the layering of mirrors. Notice that the starburst mirror is mounted directly onto the built-in mirror. I suggest hiring an expert glass provider or framer for this type of installation.
Would you collect botanical prints? Display them on the mantel. It is fine to prop artwork up against a wall socket. Fresh potted plants act as perfect bookends.
Repeat rounds. A round shape is a nice match to the squareness of a mantel. Here they’re used efficiently in pairs.
The Office of Charles de Lisle
A minimalist statement can also work on the mantel. Try grouping a cluster of like-colored pottery to one side. The visual weight of the group to one side helps produce a modern vibe. A great-looking pendant balances the vignette.
Reaume Construction & Design
A mantel can become your place to get a rotating design element. If you like a little something new every week, use this spot to display fresh flowers. Notice how the designer used light to create a focal point here.
Tucker & Marks
Why let your favourite china gather dust from the pantry? Look at putting a favourite dish collection upon the mantel for everyone to enjoy. Dishes can be mismatched or matching. Display them using small plate stands or easels.
Heritage Design Studio
Use location-specific accessories to produce a statement about your property. I can visualize this rustic-looking doorway in the mountains somewhere.
Bruce Kading Interior Design
Tell a story about your hobbies or occupation. I think this art is a classy way to showcase a riding hobby, a horse-breeding occupation or maybe only a love of horses.
Dan Phipps Architects
Let light do the speaking. Perhaps the only change needed for your mantel is the way by which it’s lit. Make an impression with intriguing pendants or sconces in pairs or alternative repeats.
Consider paint. I simply love the boldness of this high-gloss green. The color is sudden and enjoyable. There’s no need to overaccessorize a mantel with bold colour.