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In today's blog we will be sharing our top tips for making the most of your mantel, just in time for winter! When there is a fireplace in a room it automatically becomes the focal point of that room and if that's not enough reason to style it, we don't know what is! Read on as we share some great styling tips for you to try at home.
1. Select an anchor piece
An anchor piece can be anything from a TV to a mirror to a large piece of art. The anchor piece you select for your mantel needs to be large enough for the space. At least half of the width of the mantel needs to be filled with your anchor piece.
2. Style in the shape of a triangle
Styling in the shape of a triangle is a styling tip we can apply all over our homes. Referring back to your anchor piece you want to select smaller items alongside your anchor piece to balance it all out. The two pieces alongside your anchor piece do not have to match. You can use candle holders, planters or any other decorative pieces. This is one of the easiest tips to style a fireplace as the triangle shape makes the room look and feel more balanced.
3. Do not clutter
No one likes a cluttered mantelpiece, we repeat no one likes a cluttered mantelpiece...so if you are someone who is guilty of this keep in mind that less is more. You do not need to fill the entire space above your fireplace and you definitely do not need to fill the entire space will all your favourite decor pieces all at once. This is where you can change up the styling of your fireplace as you feel and give it a fresh new look every once in a while. This way you'll get to showcase all your favourite decor pieces without cluttering! Or you can just keep the decor objects to a minimum for a more minimal look.
4. Play with height
Again referring back to your anchor piece and to balance it out you should stick to 3's. Select three items in varying heights for your decor objects - the height varying from small, medium to large. Then place the small and large pieces on one side and the medium piece on the other and you'll see how this all balances out.
5. Don't forget the floor below your fireplace
Adding a rug is a great way to frame your fireplace while also adding some texture and extra warmth to the look. And a few baskets added to the side of your mantel provides clever storage for fire wood or some cosy blankets.
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