Update your Mantel

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I recently took down my Christmas Decor and my house looks so bare and not cozy :( .. gloom, despair… So, I decided this year I am going to do something about it!  Yay!  Here are my inspiring mantel ideas in hopes that soon I will add love, color, texture, varying heights, and lots of fun back to our mantel!

Top 5 things to give our mantel back it’s love:

1.  GARLAND~  Garland does not have to be used only for the Holidays, so I am going to make a “year round” garland or even for other Holidays besides Christmas… Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.

2.  PATTERN~  Different Patterns add so much texture, depth and life to your mantel, I can’t wait to see what I can come up with using lots of different patterns :)

3.  COLOR~  We have a white mantel, so color is key for us!  I love bright pops of reds, oranges, yellows and blues!  Oh, of course Pink and Purple too… you can never have enough color!

4.  MIRROR(S)~  Mirrors add depth and space to your mantel or any space in your home.  I especially love putting sculptures, patterned vases, cups, plates in front of the mirror so it will reflect the beautiful patterns and shape of the objects you choose.

5.  SOMETHING FUN~  Don’t forget to add a little spice to your mantel… We only live once!  No boring mantels here! :)

Have fun decorating your “After Christmas Mantel” :)  Please send pictures of your mantel ideas, I’d love to see! :)

 

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