The focal point of the room, the frame for a fabulous fire, the display place for that perfect artwork… The mantel serves so, so many purposes.
And so, from the living room to the den and everything in between, a fabulous mantel is more than just a slab of wood and should be arranged as such.
The perfect mantel vignette can become the defining focal point of the room and amplify a perfect piece of art.
Perfect for displaying treasured family antiques or a new find, and, of course, making the holiday season come to life.
Even in the most staid rooms, we adore a fabulous abstract piece for juxtaposition.
And, while we’re fans of symmetry, we think the mantel is a place where it’s good to get creative. These abstract art prints over an incredibly traditional, ornate mantel are the perfect balance of fancy and fun.
Of course, symmetry is always a good look, complete with beautiful collected treasures.
We love the pop of color from this paint, and the idea of displaying favorite treasures on a mantle is one of the best we know. Instead of a static vignette, using a mantel as a revolving door of fun finds is a great idea.
No matter the season, having something living on the mantel is always great choice.
Just a couple of simple stems in a glass jar are a clean and classic look for toning down a mantel and making it feel fresh.
A touch of the sea is one of our favorite ways to infuse a room with laid-back chic, whether it’s actually on the shore or not. This pair of corals on the mantel adds a casual touch.
Our friend Tina from The Enchanted Home has it all wrapped up when it comes to blue and white — from the living room to the porch. For timeless style, blue and white is always a winning combination.