Every january after taking down all of the Christmas decorations, my home feels both fresh and a little bit empty. So this is the time when I like to redecorate and put some extra love in making our house a cozy home.
And since the fireplace mantel is the heart of the living room, and the first thing you’d see if you’d come over – this is exactly where I start.
While everyone seems to be decluttering and throwing things away, I like to re organize and re decorate instead – because in my style, more is more and less is boring ( without being an actual hoarder of course) Because with some extra accessories ( stored away) you can easily re decorate, and re style, and make your home feel fresh and new!
So here’s my mantel six ways- as you’ll see, some elements are the same, some are different, but every time I was working with hat I already had at home.
My three simple tips for decorating a mantel:
1. Variety of heights, textures and forms:
I always add one element that’s higher than others ( like a vase with flowers, or a bigger print) I try mixing different materials – like glass, wood and metal, and differently shaped accessories- like vases and candles .
2. Add a natural element-
A potted plant, a vase with fresh flowers, a geod – all of these elements bring the nature in and make the space feel more alive!
3. Add art- I know not everyone adds prints and painting to their mantel, but for me it’s a must-
whether it’s an abstract print I got a Minted, or my own painting ( like Frida here) I think art adds interest and character, and sets the tone of the room.
In the end, it’s all about mixing and matching objects that make YOU smile and love your home more!