How To Style A Fireplace For Room-Warming Style
Everyone loves a cozy fire, and a fireplace adds instant ambience to any room. There’s something particularly warming about the crackle of a burning log, and when it comes to decorating, what better way to bring comfort and coziness to your living room than by styling your fireplace mantel? Follow the tips below to style your fireplace like a pro and elevate your fireside style this winter.
The anchor is what draws the eye, the focal point of your fireplace mantel. Two commonly used anchors include a stylish round mirror or a piece of wall art, either hung or leaned up against the wall. Generally, your anchor should be approximately half to two-thirds of the width of your mantel, so don’t be afraid to go big!
The next step in styling your fireplace mantel is to add height. By adding décor like tall vases, stacked books, and photo frames, you can create a composition that suits the overall look you’re going for. Go classic with a symmetrical design mirrored on both sides of your fireplace mantel, or experiment with asymmetry for a creative take on contemporary style.
Create a captivating fireplace display by ensuring your objects vary in size and shape, and when in doubt, go bigger. Adding too many little items to your fireplace mantel can result in a cluttered, disorganized look. So long as you’re sticking to a colour palette, don’t be afraid to play with a mix of curves and sharp lines!
Letter There Be Layers
When collecting décor to style your fireplace, consider this your cheat sheet:
- Something short
- Something tall
- Something shiny
- Something dull
As you are layering your décor objects on the fireplace mantel, pay attention to how each object interacts with your focal point and the objects around it. Forming triangular shapes within your vignettes will help the eye move harmoniously across your fireplace mantel.
Practice Makes Perfect
Once you’ve styled your fireplace, step back and assess. Your goal is to have achieved a balanced look with each side feeling “even”, even if you’ve opted for an asymmetrical design. Experiment with moving objects around as needed and ensuring that the heavy and light tones are balanced on each side.
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