Julissa Xirah. Living Room. August 30th , 2017.
One important element of mantel decorating is how you balance your objects in the space. Symmetry brings your eye across the mantel, which is better for a more streamlined, simple approach. For homes with a more classic and conservative aesthetic, this is a popular look. If you prefer a more modern style, vary the height of your accessories to achieve the look that best fits your personality.
Want to show off your travel bucket list, or keep a reminder of your hometown in a new city? These custom-made maps are available as murals or posters, giving you the option of traveling the world in your living room or taking a little piece of home wherever you go.
Founded in Montreal, Canada, Customaps is the result of an unusual collaboration between a Parisian mural specialist and a Marseilles-based cartographer. With their combined areas of expertise, Customaps creates unique posters, murals, and pre-stick wallpaper of maps and satellite images, each detail tailored by the buyer down to the zoom-level, style, and font. The possible customizations are almost as endless as the locations.
Can’t decide on a piece of artwork? Try a mirror instead. You can find them in nearly any shape and size, whether you’d prefer a statement mirror or two matching ones that flank the mantel. A mirror also helps to brighten your living room by reflecting light from a window. You can either hang it or set it on the mantel and lean it against the wall.
Another idea is to fill the vertical space with a menagerie of small to midsize artwork. This technique will make the room feel larger than it actually is, because it invites the eye to roam beyond the eye-level horizontal space that may feel confined.