Is anyone else in the same mantelpiece pickle as me? I had stuffed it full of Christmas lights, and of course the traditional painted wooden ‘NOEL’ letters, but now what? I’m left with a depressingly bare shelf and a shameful amount of dust!!
Although, i’ve pretty much decided that i’m replacing my lights with cute flower designs, like these beauties from Graham & Green, i’ve been hunting for other ideas for a mantelpiece.
roomenvy - because fairy lights are not just for Christmas
If you want to make a statement out of your mantelpiece, place items symmetrical and add bursts of colour. This mantelpiece is a bit bold for me, but I think the bows are super-cute.
roomenvy - classic and ornate mantelpiece
I love how these funky vases match the walls perfectly. It makes the mantelpiece stand out but isn’t too garish.
roomenvy - mix and match vase mantelpiece display
This is a great example of a summery mantelpiece (because a wood-burning stove all year round is just silly …. as much as I’m losing confidence that the hot weather will ever return!) Pick out a colour from your wallpaper and line the mantelpiece with matching blooms in glass vases.
roomenvy - summer blooms mantelpiece
And finally, if a living room mantelpiece is just ‘sooooooooooooo last year’ – why not turn it into a bedroom headboard. Magical Martha Stewart will show you how!
roomenvy - mantelpiece headboard bedroom