One feature of your new home in Frisco that rarely gets much use, except in the winter, is the fireplace. That doesn’t mean you should neglect this prominent fixture. The fireplace is a perfect place to show off your decorating style with a variety of accessories and creative arrangements. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:
Colorize it – Show off a favorite color by grouping different objects that wouldn’t otherwise go together on the fireplace mantel. Or choose items of the same hue that complement the room’s décor. Items to include could be candles, vases, picture frames or artwork.
Collections – Want to show off a favorite collection of books or pottery? Display them on the mantel without crowding them. Tip: Prop items at different heights to add visual interest.
Repetition – One way to make a fireplace mantel display in your Austin Ridge home interesting is to use repetition. Three identical picture frames displaying snapshots of family members, for instance, will make a striking statement.
Create a Focal Point – Many people choose to use a single item over the fireplace as a focal point, such as a large painting or mirror. Make sure the item is large enough to balance the space above the mantel. If you have a long wall, keep the hanging piece close enough to the mantel so it doesn’t appear to be floating around aimlessly.