3 Ideas for Styling a Mantlepiece

_promo (49) Q. Can you share some tips on styling a mantle? When I style a mantle, I think it's important to consider the aesthetic of the space. In both formal and informal settings the mantle acts as a key focal point. It's a defining moment in a room, and you shouldn't be afraid to make a statement. Whether hanging a favorite piece of artwork or displaying your collection of vintage silver trophies, use the mantlepiece as an opportunity to create a striking vignette.
Layer It On: Layering is an extremely effective way to add dimension and interest to your mantle. This can be achieved by placing various sized artwork or photographs in frames, slightly overlapping each other, leaning against the wall. Add in small accessories in varying heights to create the aforementioned dimension and keep the eye moving. Showcase A Collection: If you've amassed a collection of one type of decorative accessory, a mantlepiece is an excellent way to show it off. A series of ceramic bud vases, burl wood boxes, or vintage crystal candlesticks create a striking visual composition when displayed together. Make A Statement: Another direction that takes a more minimalistic approach would be to display one statement wall accessory such as a vintage mirror or unconventional piece of artwork. Wall sconces placed on either side help frame and highlight the importance of the space and will create a stunning vignette. Keep the rest of the mantlepiece accessory and clutter-free to keep the focus on your statement piece. Have you created a striking mantle display? Show us on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #OurDomaine. estee-signature-layout Photograph: Mark D Sikes.