Question by  don (46)

What are some ways to go about decorating a fireplace mantle?

We just moved onto a new house with our first fireplace.


Answer by  tlcinmn (76)

There are so many fun ways to decorate mantles! It is always good to use items of different heights to create interest. Use candles or topiaries for the tallest items, and then place a swag either laying across the mantle or drapped over the sides. Remember to change the mantle seasonally and it will become a favorite place to decorate.


Answer by  AnnWalkerKennedy (175)

Simple decor on a mantle can make a strong statement. Think about the proportion - some tall, some short vases or candles grouped together about a fifth of the way from the end can be striking to the eye. Groupings of 3 or five are more effective. Add a mirror or group of mirrors centered or offset add drama.


Answer by  trashcat (241)

There are an endless number of ways to decorate a fireplace mantle! Many people use it to display family photos and other trinkets of personal value. You can decorate with florals and candles. It all depends on your taste.


Answer by  muffins (15)

I like to make the fireplace the center piece and focus of a room. This is especially true if the fireplace is large and bold! Try keeping the amount of things placed on the mantle to a minimum, this will prevent the fireplace from over powering the rest of the room and prevent a cluttered look.

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