Dress up the centerpiece of your living room this season in festive style.
#1 Earthy Mantel
Weathered woods, bright mossy green, and bird motifs bring the beauty of nature indoors. In a neutral space, it's important to vary textures to create a dynamic and layered look. These textural elements also lend a casual air to the mantel.
This rough-but-refined look is inspired by the minimalist Scandinavian and Belgian styles that continue to be popular.
A frame becomes a chic chalkboard when the mirror or glass is swapped out for a chalkboard paint-covered piece of wood. A handwritten seasonal quote adds a personal touch.
#2 Equestrian Mantel
This preppy, old-world-style mantel would be right at home in a library, cozy den, or traditional living room. Leather and buckles, on both the mirror and decorative boxes, emphasize the equestrian theme, while black accents tie the space together.
For an unexpected spin to this traditional arrangement, hang a round mirror off center and balance it out with a pair of framed black and white vintage horse photos.
Accessorize the mantel with actual dressage ribbons, riding accessories, and a trophy. (We reimagined it as a vase!)
#3 Dishware Mantel
Arranged in an organic shape (instead of the familiar symmetrical grid), classic blue and white dishes get a contemporary twist. A mix of patterns, shapes, and sizes, the plates are united by a common color palette, which creates a cohesive look.
Tip! Plan your arrangement by laying out your dishes on the floor and moving them around until you have a grouping you like. This way there's no unwanted nail holes!
A ceramic garden stool, used as an end table, carries the theme throughout the room.
Bring It Home
From earthy to equestrian to dishware, we've got everything you need to create these mantels in your home.