As the weather cools. Therefore, we’re getting used to the idea of spending more time indoors and enjoying the comforts of home. Weekend days and evenings spent by the fire will soon become routine.
So we’re also excited to get our mantels in tip-top shape, styled to perfection. We’re taking a look at some of the most stylish fireplace vignettes for a little pre-fall inspiration. Read on.
A mirror is a foolproof option for above a fireplace. But, if you’re going to try this tried-and-true styling trick, opt for a statement mirror with major impact. We love the look of a rococo plaster or baroque gilt Italian frame for a traditional interior. For more-modern spaces, a large sunburst design could be an eye-catching choice.
Place a mirror above your fireplace to provide a splendid reflection of the surrounding room and its furnishings. Fireplace mantels that are situated in front of mirrors may provide endless decorating possibilities to enhance the existing decor.
Follow a few interior design principles to create a well-balanced. Therefore, aesthetically pleasing mantel that’s destined to become a sparkling focal point in your room.
Accessorize a fireplace mantel to complement your existing decorating style. For example, if you prefer a minimalist, contemporary style. Therefore, decorate the fireplace mantel with a few shiny chrome candlesticks, glittery vases or black-and-white photos encased in silver frames.
The mirror behind the glistening accessories adds “double sparkle” to your room. Thus, adorn a traditional-style mantel with a large vase of colorful flowers, crystal candle holders and assorted figurines.
Basic Mantel Decorating
Basic interior design principles apply to decorate a fireplace mantel with or without a mirror. Hence, Clear the mantel and position the largest item. Therefore, such as a mirror, in the center of the mantel. Thus, situate your second-largest decorative item against one side of the mirror.
This could be a vase of flowers or a metal statue. Thus, layer other objects of varying heights along the mantel to move your eyes across the mantel. Hence, the examples of these are pictures, photos, and other accessory items.
Themes and Color
A burst of color can make a bold design statement when placed in front of a mirror. For example, the reflection of a black vase filled with hot-pink roses creates twice the dramatic impact in your room.
Create a soothing reflection of natural elements throughout the room by decorating the mantel with potted greenery, wooden candlesticks and assorted colorful pottery. Soft, glowing candles provide a restful reflection to create a radiating, tranquil ambiance in the room.
The seasons provide an opportune time to switch out your current mantel accessories. Get ready for Christmas with white candles in assorted heights, glass jars filled with glitzy ornaments, and small silver trees draped in white lights.
The mirror provides a dazzling image of glowing candles and glitzy accents. Arrange colorful jack-o-lanterns with glowing candles atop the mantel and drape faux cobwebs embedded with plastic spiders across the mirror to double the haunting look of Halloween.