Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mantel 101


Have I told you how much I LOVE my company! Willow House has beautiful products and at great prices...So many benefits that I can't put all in one post so I will just share a little here and there...One I love is the RESOURCES they give the consultants! I am going to share a little of that with you today!

A Mantle is a natural focus point for a room, but its slim profile can be intimidating. A few handy tricks can help you feel comfortable with tackling this area and tying your room together.

1. Start with a clean slate. Take everything off the mantle

2. Be Inspired. Pull a collection of decorative items from throughout your home and put them in the floor in front of the sure to choose items that coordinate with the color palette you've established in your room. Pay attention to how the pieces play off each other and experiment with grouping them in different ways.

3. Get Centered. Choose your center focal piece. It can be a great mirror, a favorite piece of art, or it can be two interesting pieces put together to create one dynamic show-stopping piece (like our clock and window pane above)

4. Work Inside to Outside. From your focal point, work outward, much like you would when setting a table...with the largest item in the middle, use scale and proportion to gradually bring the eye down on each side. Try using matching pieces (like our sconces above) to emphasize the symmetry of the mantelscape.

5. Add personality. Introduce color, texture and seasonal touches. Take your cues from your color palette when determining accent colors for your mantel.

Thanks WILLOW HOUSE for such great resources...I love sharing all the ideas and products.
Speaking of products....
Jen @ Tatertots and Jello
is hosting a $50 Willow House Giveaway for me...Go check it out!

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