Looking to decorate your fireplace mantel? If you are reading this, I'm assuming the answer is yes. There's no denying the fact that the fireplace is a key focal point in the typical living room. Even if you have TV, eyes will automatically fixate on the fireplace. As such, it's important to decorate the mantel with the right accessories. A poorly decorated mantel will negatively affect the rest of your home's decor. However, a well-decorated mantel has the opposite effect by setting the tone for a positive and uplifting atmosphere.
A mirror is an excellent decorative accessory for the fireplace mantel. It's elegant, simple, classic, and looks great in all styles of home decor. Furthermore, mirrors create the illusion of a bigger and more open space, making them ideal for otherwise small and cramped living rooms.
When placing a mirror over the mantel, however, it's recommended that you anchor it to the wall. Some homeowners simply prop up the mirror, believing it's secure. If the mirror is knocked or otherwise disturbed, however, it may fall to floor, smashing into pieces while giving you seven years of bad luck in the process (kidding, but you should still secure it). If you secure your mirror to the wall, it will remain safely on the mantel without falling over, even if you accidentally bump into it.
You can't go wrong by decorating your fireplace mantel with pictures. Assuming you have some family pictures, frame them in traditional 6x9 frames and place them on the mantel. This is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to decorate your mantel.
The mantel is also the perfect area on which to display flowers. From traditional potted plants to flower-filled vases, you can use the mantel to show off your "green thumb." In addition to the vibrant style and aesthetics they offer, certain plants can also filter impurities from the air.
Of course, we can't talk about ways to decorate a fireplace mantel without mentioning the use of a cuckoo clock. Some people assume that cuckoo clocks are just another timepiece, but this couldn't be further from the truth. They are true works of art featuring intricate detail and exceptional craftsmanship that's simply not found elsewhere. For these reasons and others, a cuckoo clock makes an excellent decorative accessory for a fireplace mantel.