How to Decorate your Fireplace Mantle & Builtins

Learn how to style your Fireplace Mantle and built ins like a professional Interior designer!

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how to decorate your mantle
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  • Create a triangle shape from the top of the art to the outer sides of the mantle.

  • Layer a personal family photo, a favorite painting or collected art in front of the mirror. Leaning it on the mantle.

  • Use varying height candle holders out the outer edge for balance.

  • Add a vibrant pop of pattern by using a neutral bold ceramic tile.

  • Find a uniquely shaped round or oval mirror to center above the mantle,

  • Add height to one side by using real or faux floral stems. Change them out seasonally for a pop of color. Or use a neutral year round.

  • In the center to the right use a long low piece to vary heights in the arrangement. A great place for a pop of greenery.

  • Use a woven basket to store extra pillows and throw blankets



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-Add Wallpaper for texture or a pop of color to the back

-Mix up shapes

-Add layers

-Don’t over clutter,

-Allow negative space around the pieces

-Hang picture frames on the back

-Add pops of color

-Add life with pops of greenery

-Use a mirror to reflect light and make the room feel larger (if you don’t add a tv above the fireplace)

-Add height and balance to either side of the mantle, one side will be higher

-Off center and layer a personal framed picture on mirror or wood sign

-Add a long low centerpiece Mix materials and include

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-Artwork, matching or unique

-Framed wall decor or photography

-Wall mirrors

-Mixed metals

-Raw wood

-Painted wood



-Greenery pops

-Personal items


-Candle Holder






-Picture Frames

-Book Ends

-Decor Books

-Metal Orbs


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