Some man­tel­piece makeover ideas

South Waikato News - - Property - BEA TAY­LOR

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.

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