Decorate Your Mantel

DIY expert, Danielle Rode (owner of Upsy-Daisy), has some ideas and tips for decorating your mantel that will give you the perfect results.

Whitewash Your Surround – Whitewash is watered down paint (1 part water + 1 part paint). Brush on and then wipe off with a damp rag.

Formula for Decorating the Mantel – Focal + Anchor + Filler: start with a focal piece, then anchor each side with shorter items.  Add filler along the length of the mantel.

Focal (can hang, lean or layer):

  • Large mirror
  • Architectural object
  • Framed art/painting
  • Flat screen TV

Anchor (don’t have to be same objects but similar in size/scale):

  • Tall vaces
  • Urns
  • Lanterns
  • Sconces
  • Candle sticks

Filler (optional and when TV is your focal you may just choose filler across the mantel):

  • Small vases/votives
  • Greenery/garland
  • Tray with greens or small candles
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