Some mantelpiece makeover ideas
With the cooler weather creeping in more eyes will be turned to the fireplace - and, by default, to what’s sitting on top of it.
So how do you create a mantelpiece display that works with your room?
Think of your mantelpiece as furniture (similar to a console or sideboard) rather than an architectural detail, say the experts. When you want to change the feel of your room, change your display.
Interior blogger and stylist Kelly Evans of the Home Scene Journal says, ‘‘before you begin selecting items to display, consider the character and design of your fireplace. Try and select items that will tie in with both the aesthetic of your fireplace and home.’’ but ensure it’s not too small. If you’re using it as the statement, make sure it’s not overwhelmed by the other items on the mantel, says Interior blogger and stylist Kelly Evans.
Vintage Aspen skis hang above a fireplace, ensuring this hardwood bridge beam takes pride of place as the mantlepiece.