Katherina Kolb. Living Room. November 10th , 2017.
Any good entertainment room must have a great TV area. This one is no exception. The design team mounted the television on a sculptural addition that resembles a wave emanating from the wall. Warm timber planks line the steel frame, giving the space a surf shop feel.
Follow these mantel decorating ideas as a guideline on how to create your new favorite space, but keep in mind the most important tip of all: Stay true to your personal style. Use pieces you love, designs you are comfortable with and an aesthetic that fits your home. You can’t go wrong!
When you shop for furniture, consider its visual weight. This concept refers to the perceived heaviness of an object based on size, color and design. Pick out pieces that have a lightweight appearance, as heavier ones will seem to constrict a space for pale colors over darker ones, and select pieces that have legs while avoiding those that are boxy. Glass coffee or end tables will take up less visual space than wooden ones because you can see through them. Any furnishings that don’t obstruct views will make an area seem more open.
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.
Whether you’re a fine-art connoisseur or just like gazing at your favorite painting, an art display can be a wonderful addition atop your mantel. You can go for a trendy gallery wall, either hung above the mantel or sitting atop it. Alternatively, you can make a statement with a single large piece of art that reflects your tastes.