A new mantel to decorate

25 Jun

We will have a new mantel in our lives soon! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that we’re moving soon. And we’re moving to even colder climates, so we knew we needed to make sure our new home would be warm!

Last week we traveled to our new town and viewed 7 possible new homes. We ended up choosing a three bedroom with an attached garage and a gas fireplace. Woohoo for warmth in the winter!

Here’s our new fireplace for you to see. {Please excuse the terrible lighting in the second one.}Gas fireplace

Living room with fireplaceAnd now I have lots of ideas of how to decorate the mantel for different holidays and times of year. Our current mantel is beautiful, but it’s not very deep on top. So, it’s hard for me to put too many things on it that aren’t small.

Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest that I loved. {As always, click on the images for the source.}

green and white mantle

books on mantle with mirror

tall candles on mantleI really love the white and green together, but our mantel is not white (only the walls and surrounding tile are white). I also would prefer to do something with a tall mirror, perhaps in an unusual shape like the one below, to make the room look larger and then add some fun accessories. If I decided to go with a long mirror, I’m not sure how to mount it, because the fireplace is in a corner of the room. I don’t think I could attach it to the wall and it might sit too far back if I even tried. Any ideas?

curved mirrorBy the way, House*Tweaking is one of my favorite blogs to follow. Dana does a great job with her home and I love her taste. If I can have a laundry room that looks like that one day, I’ll be doing laundry daily just so I can hang out in there.

I think changing things up on the mantel is a fun way to redecorate things without really redecorating a room entirely. Holidays are especially fun for this reason.

Which of the Pinterest mantels is your favorite? How do you change it up in your house? Do you have other fun ideas or photos to share for decorating a mantel in a fresh and creative way?


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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in DIY, Interior Design


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