If you have a fireplace in your living or family room you are in luck! Fireplaces are not only functional but they make a space fell warm and cozy and are a great focal point for the room. The mantle area should be decorated as such, showing off to all eyes that enter the room. One way to make it great is to do a layered look with accessories, and here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Use a main anchor piece, such as a mirror or artwork and layer smaller pieces in front of it.
Here the white picture frames tie into the trim color and keep the mirror with it’s dark frame as the main piece, then the dark color is repeated on the small frame in the front and the base of the sculptural accessory. The floral elements soften all the other hard surfaces.
On this next mantle there are not only layers of mirror and pictures, but also layers with books and a mix of different sizes of vases. The greenery adds softness.
Layered pictures and accessories with repeating colors make this one a good focal point. A mix of finishes with glass, rope, wood, metal and canvas makes it interesting.
Traditional frames of similar styles tie in the three rectangular pieces.
The dark color of the back mirror anchors all the layered pieces
Carving galore for a layered traditional elegant look, softened with flowers.
A layered look is easy to achieve. Even better, it doesn’t require a lot of holes on the wall. Find some commonality among some of the pieces, vary the sizes, add softness with florals or greenery, and you’ll have a next level look!
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