Take Up The Mantel- Four Mantel Design Ideas That Make A Statement
If done correctly, a mantel can define your room and make a statement about your home's personality. Think of your mantel as a blank stage, ready to be filled with the various elements at play in your home's design. If that's a bit too poetic for you, simply think of your mantel as a space to display what you love- artwork, artifacts, photos, symbols, and much more.
Each of these four mantel designs makes its own distinctive statement and generates design inspiration for the rest of the room and the home. Check them out for some mantel design ideas and design inspiration of your own!
Four Mantel Design Ideas That Make A Statement
An eclectic collection
This mantel beautifully offers a lovely mix of elegance and personality. The dark mirror and sconces anchor a display of some of the homeowner's favorite things. To achieve this look in your home, gather objects that have meaning for you and your family. Choose a few that fit into the same color scheme, and supplement that scheme with well-chosen accessories. On this mantel, the candles and vase nicely complement the tone set by the antique globe, camera, and framed prints.
Reaching new heights
For a dramatic statement, accent your mantel with tall, narrow pieces. The mirrors and narrow plants on this mantel draw the eye upward, giving the room more depth and visual impact. The layered mirrors keep the look from being too one-dimensional.
To achieve this look in your mantel design scheme, look for pieces simple pieces that soar to great heights. Complement these pieces with a few well-chosen smaller accents, like the plant and antique pottery planters shown above.
A Red-Letter Idea
Mark your mantel with a chic, simple take on the classic monogram. We love how this letter is layered over a mirror, making the small space seem larger and more open. With this look, you only need a few accessories- the candlesticks are the perfect finishing touch.
A Natural Touch
A myriad of small plants give this mantel a fresh, organic elegance. We love how cleverly the homeowner layered the plants, using stacked books to achieve an interesting variety of heights. To achieve this look in your mantel design, look for small, green plants that will not shed too many leaves. If you prefer, invest in fake greenery. Then, layer the greenery with other natural materials, like the wooden birdhouse and clay pottery. Complement the look with gleaming glass accessories, such as simple vases and mirrors.