Sara Castell. Living Room. August 29th , 2017.
He covered the ceiling, flooring, and one main wall with wood for a welcoming ambiance and all-encompassing cabin feel. The wall covering — a collage of pieces of mahogany — adds geometry and texture. A vintage touch is added by the small wooden bar camouflaged by oxidized tin plates.
A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space. It’s often the first thing the eye is drawn to when entering a room. Much like the rest of our homes, the way we decorate our mantels is a direct reflection of our style.Want to update your mantel, but not sure where to begin? We’ve come up with some tips and ideas to get you on your way to a stylish display.
Coffee table, cocktail table, occasional table … there aren’t many pieces of furniture that have multiple names and uses. When you consider how important (and functional) a great modern coffee table is to a living room, it’s incredible how often it is taken for granted.
For a more decorative option, try framing your TV. You’ll still want to add things to the mantel itself, but be sure they are small and don’t clutter the space or block the screen.
Embrace the seasons, and not just the ones at the end of the year. Add fresh flowers in the spring, tall grasses or bowls of slow-ripening fruit in the summer, or vases of cranberries as fall approaches to keep your mantel current. While mantel decorating creates an important focal point in a living room, it’s also one of the easiest things to change out — whether seasonally or with the trends. A good way to keep yourself from going into design despair is to collect several pieces to use together for a fresh look.