Ok, I did have to check mantle or mantel ~ it is the latter.
Spell check out of the way, the decorating began. The key to Christmas mantel design is layering ~ yes, layering.
With such a narrow area you need to add depth to your design. So think layers, textures, a variety of heights & then…more layers.
Let me show you what I have put together on my usually very simple mantel. It is a Christmas mantle after all ~ bring it on!
For layers I used a grain sack runner folded in half the long way, 3 mirrors, a silver tray, mercury glass votives & trees.
The textures come in with the nubby grain sack, the greens, the wood & glass.
The silver & gold ornaments add the necessary holiday bling.
…and if it were really Christmas already I would carry the palette all around the room. For now let’s just focus on the mantel – we need to enjoy Thanksgiving before this moves around the room.
What do you think?
They both have wonderful blogs and on each, a list of the other Christmas mantels you should see.
Here the blogs sharing with me today. Take a look as there is more than one way to trim a mantel!
Lilacs and Longhorns
Two Thirty Five Designs
The Happier Homemaker
** Kelly **
p.s. if you liked today’s post, bet you would like this one as well.