Mantels are the perfect place to showcase artwork, mirrors, and accessories. The display on mine is always changing, because there are just so many variations that can work.
One of the quickest ways to establish a mantel as a focal point is to anchor it with a large mirror or single piece of art. Then you can add in accessories, symmetrically for a more traditional look and asymmetrically and layered for a less formal and often more modern look.
Smaller art can work well in a gallery style or neat line. A bold wallpaper can replace artwork and mirrors, and live branches will bring height and organic softness. Mantels are also a perfect spot for small collections and seasonal decorations, from stockings to pumpkins to foliage.
1. Jason's Charm & Potential
2. Regas NY via Decor8
3. Domino via Little Green Notebook
4. Sweet William via Decor8
5. Ron Marvin via Decorpad
6. Domino via Little Green Notebook
7. Via Little Lovables
8. Elle Decor
9. Via Home for the Better
10. Saidos da Concha
(Images: as linked above)