Show Your Mantel Some Love....

Do you have a bare mantel in your home somewhere. Well I do and I can't seem to figure out what to do with it. The are so many options out there I can't seem to buckle down and choose one. When it comes to decorating a mantel it can be done in a very inexpensive manner. Shop around your home for items that will display well on your mantel. Small accessories work well, be sure to grab a few that range in size so that the eye has something to be drawn too. Arrange as you see fit, and don't worry if you arrange and rearrange a few times it has to feel right to you.  With small accessories slick modern white tends to be my favorite. If you have any vintage books around the house they can also be stacked on the mantel to bring a since of history into the space. None on hand, don't worry check your local thrift or goodwill stores. They always have books on sale that are cheap and will do the trick, it doesn't matter if you don't read them it's for decor purposes anyway. If your not big on nick-knacks artwork speaks for itself. Find eye catching art that goes with the theme and feel of the room and arrange it as you see fit. Are you a photo lover like myself you can opt for a collage of meaningful photos to bring your mantel to life. Incorporate a few multiple pieces whether it be framed art work, mirrors, or vases, it will always work. Lastly natural elements will never let you down. Using birds, nests, wood, plants, greens, and a few candles will allow you to bring the outside in. Hopefully these few tips will help you to create a beautiful mantel piece. If only I could make up my mind as to what I would like to do with mine. 

P.S. If you don't have a mantel but would like the look of one a simple shelf will do the trick.

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