How to Decorate a Mantel

Bring style to your fireplace with these mantel decorating and arranging ideas.

Spruce up your mantel with stylish lighting and fabulous accessories to transform it into an instant focal point. Start with an eye-catching work of art. Place in the center of the mantel. Next, add lamps or sconces to each side of the mantel to create symmetrical balance and provide a soft, candle-like glow. Choose fixtures with colorful bases for a splash of contrast. Add an additional layer of shapely appeal with a collection of small decorative items. These stunning brass urns echo the look of the lamps. Sprinkle a handful of smaller items throughout the display to create balance and harmony. Now, you have an eye-catching focal point that reflects your personal style.