Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

Whether your fireplace is real or electric, the mantel above it is ripe for you to decorate. What should one put there? How can it be decorated without looking tacky or cluttered? Find some examples below to help you figure out the answers.

8095196066 f30f83cd56 Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

A simple black and white motif with photo frames and candles is timeless. When you want to perk it up for a holiday, add a bowl of metallic Christmas spheres or a few miniature gourds. In the summer, a jar of seashells or sand will look exceptional. Come fall, dust the mantel with a layer of colorful foliage.

5658518663 6fd3d2fa72 Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

Your photo frames can even ascend up the wall. This allows you to show off even more beautiful shots of your family on vacation or at an event. Include tall decor items as well, like the branches on the left, to lead the eye up to the top of the frames. Initials personalize the whole piece.

8095195016 7333958884 Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

When fall comes, you can adorn your mantel with hay, gourds, glass vases and candles. Of course, never leave the candles unattended if they are near dry hay! Gold embellishments make a sparkly addition to this design.

8018274031 bdc2efda8b Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

If gold and gourds are not to your liking, you can pick up this beautiful wooden vase at Walmart and fill it with reeds. A layer of (fake) fall oak leaves adds a vibrant overall color. The bright lantern provides candle light in a safe format.

6547349849 4f8af3eb57 Decorating your Mantel: The Traditional to The Unusual

If your fireplace doesn’t already have a mantel, why not add shelves up towards the ceiling?

What do you have on your mantel?

6,257 total views, 5 views today

One Comment

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *