Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to Add Interest When Decorating A Mantel

The mantel is one of my favorite places to decorate.  I change it up for each season and most holidays, but at a minimum, every couple months.

I have recently been loving the color pink, and have added it to my decor.  This is how I decorated the mantel using pink.

I decided to make some changes to the mantel, and this is how I did it.

First, I removed the pink flowers from the white burlap wreath.

Then I removed all the items, leaving only the shutters, which I unfolded to have them stand flat against the mirror/wall.  

Then I started adding and removing items.

I like to layer the items on the mantel, and using the shutters makes that really easy. You can use old empty frames to help layer also.  In fact, at one point when I was doing the mantel, I had the shutters turned on the blue side, a white empty frame, and other items.  But I took all that off too.

Then I thought of this green pail with the hydrangeas and roses, that I had on top of the laundry room cabinet. I placed it in the center of the mantel, underneath the wreath.

That looked kinda blah, so I added two fairies I've had for several years.  These are from Kirkland's and are so enchanting.

Aren't they adorable??

It still looked a little empty, so I used a mini rose garland that I had been using as a candle ring in another room.  I unwound it and spread it across the mantel, and this filled it enough.

I ended up with a garden scene mantel theme, and I'm happy with it.

If you have trouble decorating your mantel, remember to layer items, and keep trying different displays, until you get the look you want, or something that pleases you.

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