Christmas is over, and the evergreen garlands, pine cones, and festive decorative pieces that bedecked the mantel have been taken down, but don’t leave your mantel bare! Think of a well-decorated mantel year-round as an integral part of your décor and one that can have a dramatic impact. Here are some suggestions on making the mantel the stunning focal point it was meant to be.
HEIGHT & LIGHT
Mirrors not only add height but also brighten the room by reflecting light. Moreover, the color and shape of the mirror frame can accentuate existing furnishings or introduce an interesting counterpoint. Our Arch Mirror with Notched Frame exudes simple elegance with its graceful curve, antique gold finish, and notched frame. Leaning on the mantel or mounted above, this mirror becomes a visually impressive décor statement.
Add a natural, organic element with teak. The variegated patterns and hues of fossilized teak in the Petrified Teak Decorative Piece and the one-of-a-kind, organic shape of our Teak Root Sculpture bring visual appeal and striking layers of textural complexity to the mantel.
MANTELS YOUR WAY
Mantels are the ideal showcase for your individual style. For vintage flair or a boho vibe, select an accessory like a curvy-bodied, jewel-toned Reproduction Green Glass Vase. Have a traditional, modern, or contemporary setting? Brass Finish Candleholders work well and inject height, texture, and a dash of elegance.
THE GO-TO ACCESSORY
Candles are a versatile accessory perfect for the mantel. Find creative ways to pair them with a natural material like that in our Reclaimed Wood Centerpiece. Wood adds warmth while the centerpiece’s length and low height make it a counterpoint to taller objects on the mantel, creating visual balance.
Mantel décor is not only about what’s on top of the mantel. Accessories below or next to it can unify the look of the space. Featuring the richness of genuine leather and glam of gold-finished legs, this Leather Director’s Stool draped with a luxurious Faux Fur Champagne Throw becomes a classy finishing touch.