If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, you’ll know that this is the focal point of any room and a great way to add instant style and personality. There’s no way around it, you just have to embrace it let the mantel work its magic. Just because you have a traditional terrace or character-filled home doesn’t mean you have to keep your styling classic, add some contemporary elements for the perfect contrast between old and new.
Add a statement piece or a sculptural work
Keep it interesting by mixing some larger statement pieces without creating clutter. You don’t need lots of items to create visual impact.
Simple styling can be better
If your mantle has decorative details you don’t need to distract from them with colourful accessories. Try grouping items of the same colour to create interest without taking away from the beautiful features of your fireplace.
If you’re in a small space, you can be practical and stylish at the same time. Style an eclectic collection of books and magazines or artwork in or around your fireplace to draw attention.