Decorating a Mantle

How is your mantle decorated?  Most likely it is the focal-point of your living room.  It’s a place to put a beautiful mirror or piece of art.  So I have two questions… Are you symmetrical or unsymmetrical? AND Do you treat your mantle as the beautiful display piece that it is?


Unless otherwise mentioned, photos are from Decorpad.

living rooms - mantle mirror  faux fireplace Vintage fireplace, slipcovered slipper chair with caster legs and sisal rug

living rooms - yellow black white b&w  Yellow and black, but I like how it's simple and streamlined.

living rooms - fireplace turquoise blue botanical photo gallery white faux branch lamp living room  Blue botanical photo gallery over fireplace!

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Revere Pewter - white drapes fireplace built-ins sofa trellis pillows window seat brickmakers coffee table  Living

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Pale Oak - Crate & Barrel Rug Sabor Coffee Table green sofa  Started decorating our living room for Christmas

living rooms - blue white brown coffee table silver lamps lilac gray throw pillows white sofas white wingback chair wall art fireplace blue walls

living rooms - white cream brown gold starburst sunburst mirror nailhead trim beige chairs wood coffee table stone fireplace living room  Thanks

living rooms - upholstered damask chair white walls fuchsia  white living room w/ fuchsia accents from Ideal Home  fuchsia pink wallpaper, fireplace,

living rooms - gray painted French chairs white bust white fireplace milk glass vases black candlesticks brass sconces black silk shades black Victorian mirror vertical botanical art gallery sisal rug living room

living rooms - blue walls silver drapes venetian chandelier starburst mirror grey sofa mirrored table  living room  blue walls, silver drapes,

living rooms - Charcoal walls Sunburst mirror marble fireplace white sofa  Lovely french inspired living room.    Charcoal gray walls, sunburst


Victoria Hagan 6

Victoria Hagan

Michael S. Smith 4

Michael S. Smith

Michael S. Smith 5

Michael S. Smith

Bunny Williams 5

Bunny Williams

Jim Howard 4

James Michael Howard

And the queen of symmetry is Phoebe Howard. Here are a few of her mantle designs.

Phoebe Howard - hanging pictures 2

Carter 335 - 15

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Bedroom 3

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living rooms - turquoise black and white chevron rug blue  Jonathan Adler

living rooms - christmas tree fireplace slipcovered living room  our living room all decorated for the holidays.   we still need something over

living rooms - Benjamin Moore - Romantic Pink - chandelier sofa chairs ottoman photo gallery  Thanks to DM! Don Freeman Photography!

living rooms - built-ins fireplace sofas coffee table yellow white living room  Lovely!    Lovely built-ins:  cabinets and shelves! White & yellow

living rooms - tufted beige sand sofa fireplace mirror lucite coffee table  Living Room on Apt Therapy  tufted sofa, fireplace, chair, acrylic

living rooms - fireplace wood coffee table white sofas blue walls beachy coastal  Thanks to Decor 8 flickr.    White sofas, espresso square coffee

living rooms - rug tufted button ottoman fireplace mirrors pillows  Thanks to Decor by Jennifer  sofa, tufted button ottoman, rug, fireplace,

living rooms - gray ivory fireplace built-ins taupe sofa slipper chairs  BHG   love the soft gray walls, built-ins, dark furniture - airy/casual

living rooms - white branch lamp white painted brick fireplace white chairs brown pillows  Bear Hill Interiors.  white painted brick fireplace,

living rooms - white wingback chairs zebra ottoman bench white gray striped settee marble fireplace  JK Place Hotel    Marble fireplace, white

living rooms - gold klismos chairs gray fabric gold mirror gold leaf frames fireplace sisal rug  Courtney Giles  Gorgeous gold klismos chairs



So what are you?  Symmetrical or unsymmetrical?  I have two mantels in my home.  I think I’ll do one of each.

2 thoughts on “Decorating a Mantle

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