A new year bringing new ideas.
Undecorating our homes from the holidays can make the rooms feel cold and empty. But finding a way to redecorate a space can be challenging too. As I continue to undecorate our home (next up the kitchen) I came up with an idea.
In my prior post Undecorating Christmas and Making our Home Cozy, I asked my YouTubing followers if they would be interested in learning more about styling a mantel. A resounding yes gave me the where with all to come up with several different styles, tips, tricks and common mistakes to avoid when decorating a mantel.
I spent many hours recording video and editing to get a tutorial out to my YouTubing community.
BUT….I completely forgot to take still pictures of my progress along the way for my blogging friends!! UGH! I’m SO SORRY!! I feel awful. Typically, I remember to do both, (video and pictures) but this time I just plain FORGOT to take pics. I sincerely apologize. My mind has been a mess lately…
In the video, I discuss three ways to style a mantel and common mistakes to avoid. If you are interested in learning more, the video is available HERE.
I have two pictures to share.
The above design represents a symmetrical style.
This design represents an asymmetrical style.
In the video, I add in several other ideas and styles when thinking about decorating a mantel. I also talk about the focal point, which is crucial to a well designed space.
Again, so sorry for not having more pics. Trying to juggle all these platforms has proven to be a big challenge for me. But I am learning more about the process as I work with each of them. I appreciate your patience!
How do you spell mantel? Some spell it mantle. The spelling is so close, it often is spelled incorrectly. A mantle is a cloak or covering…the correct spelling is mantel 🙂 My tip of the day but you probably already knew that.
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6 thoughts on “How to Style and Decorate a Mantel”
Very nice asymmetrical design!
Hi, so glad you like it! thanks for visiting.
Hi I love the mirror you have over your mantle. Where did you purchase it from?
Hi Carolyn, it’s from Restoration Hardware
What are the dimensions of the mantel/mantle?
Hi, the mantel is 8 feet long and about 18 inches deep.