2. Mantel Art
If you are not quite ready to install floating shelves, the mantel above a fireplace provides the ideal shelf to begin experimenting. There are a number of mantel decor options that you can consider. If you want to keep the look clean and simple, prop up one large piece of framed art or mirror against the wall. Alternatively, use several small pieces of artwork, in varying sizes and frame finishes, and arrange them in layers for a dramatic effect.
We all like to decorate the mantel during the holidays. Have you considered using framed art as an alternative to pumpkins, garlands, reindeer, menorahs or other holiday ornaments? Decorate the mantel exclusively with holiday art or mix and match traditional holiday ornaments with the framed art to create a unique and unusual look that will impress family and friends.
Change the art displayed on your mantel with the seasons. For spring, consider pastel colored art or floral themed art. In the summer, replace with scenic art of lakes, island vistas, gorgeous sunsets and Mediterranean architecture or choose beach themed art. For autumn, add art with leaves, beautiful fall landscapes and yellow, orange and red colors. In winter, add snowy landscapes, snowmen and white or cream colored art. Get inspired - browse our wide collection of seasonal art to find the perfect pieces to include in your display.