Accent Suggestions for a Mantel

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A fieldstone fireplace surround, framed a rustic pine mantel and by wood alone, makes a strong country cabin or lodge decor announcement. But don’t have to be more countrified, if you don’t prefer them that way. If your mantel is light, oversized and airy decor items may seem weird on it. Be sure they are able to hold their own atop its ledge when choosing on accent pieces for a mantel. A special piece of artwork above the fireplace can set the theme for the mantel’s decor accents.

Antique Accents

A American or European decorated drinking horn made from the lost tusk or antler of a creature receives a whole lot of attention. To the side of the flame, an antique horizontal candelabra in black wrought iron pairs nicely with your black fireplace irons set in the exact same vein. Alter them out, although place short and thick pillar candles on the candleholder.

Southwestern Theme

A huge pinion pine beam from a brick or rock fireplace and walnut surround with big metallic strap accents gets a color lift when paired with a Georgia O’Keefe watercolor landscape print, as with her”Red and Yellow Cliffs” from 1940 above it. But for a real eye-catching splash of color, a representation of a Southwestern terra-cotta pueblo with a turquoise blue doorway goes well above the fireplace with a dance Hopi Kokopelli statuette plus candleholder on a single side of the mantel contrary a buff-colored Hopi seed boat covered with artistic layouts in terra-cotta and black on the other side.

Carved Nature

To match the walnut fireplace and mantel, add a wooden, hand-carved and -statue of a barn owl into repose atop a tree limb into the right side of the mantel. Centered above the fireplace, a long wood carving depicting a mountain lion looking from his craggy viewpoint makes character the motif for your rustic fireplace. Stage three to five big pillar candles on alloy holders in varying heights on the left side of the mantel for equilibrium, and include a bird’s nest with baby birds close by.

Into the Fall

Symmetrically arrange three vivid orange gourds on the left side of the mantel, with a very long candleholder and candle position . Large burnt-orange sun and moon medallions above the fireplace play to the feeling of the seasons. A tall vase filled with cuttings of fall leaves — sprayed with a foliage preservative along with pussy willows — pays homage.

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