As the weather gets colder, your fireplace may begin to look more and more appealing. Each year, you get to cozy up next to your fireplace with a warm cup of coffee, a good book, and a soft blanket. While imaging this moment, you noticed that you had not had time to decorate your mantel. This small area is a significant focal point in your room. We believe that it is essential to spend time dressing it up for the season! That is why we have created six ways for homeowners to dress up their mantel this year!
Six Ways to Dress up Your Fireplace Mantel:
Lined with Tea Lights.
For a delicate look, line the top of your mantel with tea lights. You can even place the tea lights inside of mason jars for more of a decorative look. Just light the tea lights whenever guests come over to create a cozy environment.
Mirrors are the perfect decor piece in any room, especially in rooms containing a fireplace. Mirrors can add depth and length to a space while reflecting natural light (they are basically the whole package). We recommend adding a mirror above your fireplace to create a trendy, simple look.
Pro-Tip: Look for unique mirrors at your local thrift shop that you can revamp. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your mirror’s look.
For a modern touch, try hanging one of your favorite pieces of artwork above your fireplace mantel. You can even play with the design and have two pieces of artwork overlap one another.
A Christmas Story.
If done right, Christmas lights can work on your mantel past the holidays. Design experts recommend buying clear command hooks and weaving the Christmas lights throughout the hooks. After you hang your lights, be sure to decorate the top of your mantel with other decor items like plants, vases, clocks, pictures, candles, etc.
There is nothing that a little bit of greenery cannot fix. Adding plants and flowers to your fireplace mantel can bring the outdoors, indoors. Plus, plants can help improve your home’s air quality!
Simplicity is Key.
When in doubt, just keep it simple. Try not to go overboard on designing your fireplace. Less is more when decorating.
We hope you enjoyed our six ways to dress up your fireplace mantel. For more tips and advice, check out our blog page!