You’ve bought your dream home. You’ve been in it a few weeks, maybe months (heck, maybe a year!) and you’re still not sold on your mantle display. You’ve tried the minimalist approach. Not your style. You’ve pulled in old pieces from around the house. Still not diggin it. Don’t worry. Everyone’s been there. This is the statement area of your room and you want it to look perfect and draw attention (in the right way).
I know I struggle with my mantle all. the. time. so I perused the interwebs for all you lovelies and here’s what I came up with.
Here are 3 keys to keep in mind when decorating your mantle.
1. Start with the art. One large piece, about two-thirds the size of the mantel itself to make a statement. From there layer on additional elements in smaller sizes, ideally in complementary colors or themes, while remembering the rule of thirds.
2. Follow the rule of three. A trio of objects gathered on the mantel in sizes large, medium and small will look fantastic and is pleasing to the eye.
3. If you don’t have one impressive large piece to hang, a small gallery wall of three or more medium size pictures will act as your statement piece. Try to mix up the orientation of each piece by using a canvas cluster for added interest. Don’t forget to add two more elements to complete your trio; arranged closely together, the items count as one large piece.
Pinterest is a beautiful thing. Lemmetellyou. I found these 3 gems through Pinterest to help give you all a visual of what I found in my research. Give a big Thank You to pinterest!!