Because they command so much attention mantels are the ideal places to display your very favorite works of art and photography as well as the most captivating pieces of any collection. A fireplace mantel in any living room design is an instant focal point.
Remove the mantel for a sleek look.
How to decorate a living room mantel. Hanging a wreath over a mirror atop the mantel adds a cheerful pop of green to the space that will look lovely year round. Mantels can meld multiple materials spice up your fireplace with a multi material mantel. Decorating with florals here either real or faux is always a.
Make a mantel from faux wood glue crown molding to faux wood and fill the gaps with styrofoam before varnishing to create an authentic looking mantel. The rough hewn timber mantel extends past the fireplace to give the room a gorgeous focal point and provide a surface to display artwork and glassware. Another fireplace mantel decorating tip is to hang numerous sizes and shapes of mirrors instead of just one.
Modern living room fireplace with rough hewn mantel and shelves a bump out fireplace is made to look built in with the addition of a timber beam mantel and a set of side shelves. And while the fireplace is no longer essential to a modern family s survival it still exerts a kind of gravity over its surroundings lending order to an interior the desire for the comfort of home and hearth inspires. It s understandable since furniture rugs art and other wall decor always seem to take priority.
A well styled mantel helps elevate the look of a fireplace while completing the aesthetic statement of the entire room. We have mantel decorating ideas for christmas while many of our fall decorating ideas also involve the mantel. Mantels support the masonry or building materials like brick above a fireplace once these hearths were the primary source of heat light and nourishment in the home.
Although more often than not it s the last place you probably pay attention to when decorating your home. This living room s low mantel and high ceiling create a wide expanse of empty wall space perfect for displaying designer emily henderson s eclectic mix of favorite objects. Blogger jessica litman of the organized mama styled a modern farmhouse themed living room as part of the one room challenge that many bloggers take part in.
Make sure to see my most recent video about how to decorate a mantel. See more ideas about mantle decor fireplace decor decor. Her informal approach to grouping the frames no pesky measuring needed makes it easy to rearrange on a whim.
There are so many seasonal and festive fireplace mantel ideas that you can try out too. But not when it is the focal point for a room. One of the most asked questions i get is about decorating a mantel.
Combine old bricks rustic woods and stone for a unique look. Today let s make decorating a mantel easy and get a free printable guide sheet and checklist at the end of the post for creating a beautiful mantel every time. Sep 11 2020 explore michelle broussard s board living room mantle on pinterest.