Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

This time of year makes me think of pumpkin spice candles and all things orange. I don't know if it's the temperature outside dropping or the fact that Christmas is right around the corner, but fall makes me giddy. When it comes to decorating your mantel for fall, you don't always have to think inside the box. In fact, most of the time it's when you think outside the box that you will create something beautiful. Let's take a look at a few different "outside the box" thinkers and how they created something gorgeous by being different. Using a mirror on a mantel is a great way to make the space bright and open. Centsational Girl did a fabulous job of mixing luxury with simple when she created her fall mantel. Simple with a statement is another way to do it. Not only does this Give … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Decorating Fireplace Mantles

Is your Fireplace Mantle littered with family photos and knick-knacks, interspersed with an odd candlestick or vase?  Does it lack a sense of style or cohesion?  Are you uncertain how to arrange the space? Fireplaces can be tough to decorate;   a wide, shallow shelf placed halfway up the wall with a big hole underneath makes for a rather awkward design element.  However, with a few basic decorating options in mind, this space can become the gorgeous focal point of any room. Let a Wall Hanging Dominate the Space The simplest way to add drama to the space above your fireplace is with a big, graphic piece of wall art.  In a room with a neutral palette, this is a great place to inject an unexpected punch of color...or in a room with an existing color scheme to highlight a bold … [Read more...]