Mantel Styling

February 25, 2016

white mantel styling with layered art

The fireplace is one of the most interesting areas to work on in a house.  I think the reason is that it is usually the focal point of a room, and it makes a dramatic statement, especially when it’s lit.  Living in a cold climate, it evokes feelings of warm and cozy evenings, sitting around the fire with friends, drinking big glasses of wine while it’s snowing outside.

There are so many different ways to style the mantel, so I wanted to break down some of the key elements that can create a stunning focal point and will encourage your friends to come over and drink big glasses of wine with you.

The mill work on this mantel gives it a sophisticated look,  and we styled it with layers of both modern and vintage art.  The plant breathes life into the space and the black lamp contributes a cool, modern touch.

white mantel styling with layered art

This approach will not work for all mantels, it just depends on your space.  Here’s a couple layered art concepts that look totally different, with a more vintage vibe.

fireplace mantel styling

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fireplace mantel styling

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In these examples, round mirrors add visual interest by balancing the square shape of the fireplace.

fireplace mantel styling

Via My Domaine

I love the antique accessories with crisp white here.

fireplace mantel styling

Via Damsel in Dior

Interesting wood work and the reflection of the books in the mirror is very cool.

fireplace mantel styling

Via Martha Stewart

A large mirror is the perfect choice for these spaces.

This one is reflecting the art work on the other side!

fireplace mantel styling

Via DPages

This mirror allows the chandelier to take center stage.

fireplace mantel styling

Via Beautifuls

fireplace mantel styling

Via House Beautiful

The 2 sconces and the art off to one side make this a very interesting space.

fireplace mantel styling

Via Rue Magazine

With these fireplaces, a large work of art adds a dramatic touch.

fireplace mantel styling

Ginnifer Goodwin’s home Via Elle

fireplace mantel styling

Via The Design Files

fireplace mantel styling

Via Telegraph

fireplace mantel styling

Via Decor Pad

fireplace mantel styling

Via Katty Schiebeck

fireplace mantel styling

Via Pinterest

If you want to see more amazing fireplaces, follow along on our “Hearth” board on Pinterest!

 

 

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