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Tips, inspiration and pics on how to style your fireplace mantle.

How To Dress A Mantle

There are two ways to display a fireplace mantle… formal and casual. It’s important to think about the overall “feel and mood” you wish to create before you start decorating. For a formal style always stick to symmetry and simplicity and make sure the mantle is balanced with textures and colours. In contrast, a casual mantle is all about placement and showcasing little collections in organic arrangements. I hope the short step by step video, at the bottom of this post, inspires you and helps you create a mantle perfect for your home.

How to create a casual mantle.

A casual display created by relaxed groupings of dynasty jars and coral.

How to create a formal mantle.

A formal display using symmetrically placed neutrals and artwork. Learn how to create the above two looks in the video below.

Examples of how to dress a mantle.

Inspiring Images of Mantles
Images sourced from (top left to right): KBK Interior Design, Design Transformations Inc & JMA Interior Decoration.

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