Want to usher in autumn in style? Why not decorate your fireplace mantel with gorgeous spring accents? The fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and decorating the mantel only enhances its beauty. Embellish your mantel and add interest to your living room decor. Autumn is the time of rebirth, when flowers bloom and trees become colorful. Celebrate the season by making your fireplace the centre of your home. Use these autumn craft tips to add interest and color to your interior space and captivate everyone who walks in.
How to Create an Autumn Mantel this Season
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Add Pieces of Art
Place your art at the center of the mantel so you can decorate around it and create a unique look. Find art that reflects the warm outdoors or create DIY art if you can. Making your own art is an inexpensive way of creating spring decorations. Arrange vases with winter flowers and other decorations on both sides of the art. Focus on striking a balance so that the arrangement looks symmetrical. You don’t have to use similar items on each side, just those of the same size.
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Embrace White Decor
Decorating with white is timeless and can be dressed up or down instantly. Place white pitchers and dishes on the mantel and mix them with birds’ eggs and light-green foliage to create an autumn-inspired arrangement. For a natural element, add rattan chargers and birds’ nests. Natural elements will give your display textural contrast. To complete the look, add a piece de resistance. It can be a clock, mirror, or artwork.
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Create a Symmetrical Arrangement
Symmetrical compositions show order and harmony. They are loved by many homeowners because they help a fireplace maintain an orderly look. You can use the popular principal of “three plus one” if you want to create balance without too much symmetry. Place a large item on one side of the mantel and 3 related items on the other side.
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Since fireplaces attract the most attention in the colder months, it is only fair that you decorate your mantel to reflect the season. There are no set rules for decorating fireplace mantels so you can create your own look. Draw inspiration from the above tips and show off your personal taste and style. Avoid cluttering the area and choose the right items to ensure you don’t divert attention from the fireplace. Try this autumn craft this year and make your mantel the focal point of your living room.
How do you decorate your mantel in autumn?