For those of you lucky enough to have a fireplace with a mantel, the choices for how to decorate it are endless. Mirror, art, seasonally, photos, etc. I helped out a friend over the weekend decorate his family room mantel since it was lacking some purpose. With all the options available, sometimes it's hard to choose what would look best. I like some symmetry without it being identical. Check out the changes below:
Here's the Before.. hello Marilyn...
and the After with the new additions!
You can see the lanterns and the candle holders are about the same height, which provides a nice balance but are different enough to be interesting. The mirror will be hung up instead of leaning to add extra height. These are items that look good year-round and with a few small touches can easily be updated for the season (pumpkins, garland, fresh flowers, etc).
It's a quick change but in my opinion.. MUCH IMPROVED!
What do you think?!