One question that I get asked all the time is “How do I style my mantel?” And I get it. For years, many of us have only known one way to decorate it: family photos and maybe a few miscellaneous items like keys, wallets, and mail. However, I think the mantel is something special and deserves a little extra attention – that’s why I love to style it!
If you’ve seen our Youtube channel, you know I change up the decor on my mantel a lot. Not only do I switch it up with the seasons, but I also change it based on my mood. No matter what I put on it, I always follow a few of my own guidelines.
- Vary the height among the items. I always want something that is a bit higher and then a mix of other heights. Flowers or faux greenery are perfect addition to this, and I also love to use books to create interest and height.
- Add candles for a cozy factor. I almost always include a candle or two (or several) because I love the fragrance and warmth they bring to the space.
- Don’t forget the space in front of the fireplace. In addition to a screen, I currently have two concrete spheres that help to ground the space and give some balance from the taller items on the mantel.
By following these simple tips, your mantel will not only be stylish, but it will also reflect your personal style and bring a cozy vibe to your home. So go ahead, switch it up and have fun with it!