I don’t know about you, but my biggest decorating delemna is the mantle. I have stayed up well into the wee hours of the morning trying to get it just right. I’ve been known to settle on an arrangement only to decide I don’t like it after all and start all over. I googled “decorated mantles” to find images and advice. I was a little discouraged that I didn’t find much, but also encouraged to know that I’m not the only one who struggles with decorating my mantle. As I studied the images on my computer screen, a couple of design elements stood out to me: symmetry and layers.
I intermixed those two elements with my own “signature” (yes, I daydream about being a well-known designer) style of simple elegance. And here’s what my mantle looks like at the moment:
Wait a minute…
There, that’s better. I moved the tall frame over to the left a little. I used to have the bird on the left and the finials on the right. Take a look.
I’m curious to know which way you think looks better: with the bird on the left or the right. Write me a comment and let me know what ya think.
Until next time,