Styling a mantelpiece can pose decorating challenges. Often the focal point of a room, the simplest approach it to start with the largest element, a mirror or fabulous piece of art. Add unexpected accessories that are visually appealing with a touch of mystery. Be fearless!
Build visual connections with colour and form, unless you choose to play with scale and introduce a
surprisingly small piece of art.
Photo of Designer Daryl Carter’s mantel
In this example we chose complimentary textures, tones and materials. Horn and wood combine with black and white art, crystal and quartz to compose a mantelpiece that leads the eye upward to Michael Snow’s “Walking Woman” Lithograph from 1965.