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
- Candle sticks
Filler (optional and when TV is your focal you may just choose filler across the mantel):
- Small vases/votives
- Tray with greens or small candles