As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah tied in the blue and green tones of her client's favorite color, turquoise, in the living room's decor. Bright green cymbidium orchids are a bright contrast against the striped turquoise wallpaper of the fireplace surround. Sarah also added gray and dark blue flower vases and white photo frames to balance the wallpaper's bright, saturated hue.
To save green on greenery, Atlanta designer Devon Garner says artificial palm stems are a great choice on a mantel because of their height. You only need a couple palms to make an impact. She pulled together a painting from a discount home decor store and urns priced at 50 percent at a furniture store for this rustic fireplace decor.
A bright white mantel displays a variety of green accessories, adding color to the space. An interesting ceramic vase houses white flowers while green glass candlesticks hold green taper candles. A vintage fabric screen decorates the adjacent wall.
A mantel can be a revolving spot for you to display photos, books and accessories that you own and have scattered in other rooms. Dena Stormer stacked up photos and accessories on books for her latest vintage mantel decor, and don't forget about the space underneath the mantel. You can take an existing wreath that you used during the holidays, remove any seasonal elements and weave in leaves or fake flowers.
Cuddle up and relax fireside. This Craftsman-style fireplace sets the standard for cozy with distressed brown frame with white quartz. Freshly picked flowers and vintage accents bring out that rustic charm on the mantle while the cozy red and white fabric covered bench does the rest.
To create the perfect mantel, Barnhardt says to take down everyday mantel decorations, including any framed prints. Hang a fresh evergreen wreath and then gather items from around your home that coordinate with each other. For example, she collects any porcelain and pottery with a green glaze displayed throughout her home and creates a vignette on the mantel by filling the pieces with fresh holly and white pine. Add favorite ornaments or safely place candles for a warm glow to complete the display.
A vintage marble mantel makes a striking statement in this eclectic living space. The mantel provides contrast against the black fireplace and also helps the dark fireplace to blend better with the neutral walls.
This modern living groom fireplace mantel features the Scotiabank Coat of Arms, a design that includes the words "Strength, Integrity, Service." The antiqued look of the piece adds a vintage vibe to the space's overall decor.
If you have a fireplace in your kitchen, add quirky and collected elements for instant farmhouse style. This mantel, featured in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” mixes inexpensive brass candlesticks, baskets and classic blue-and-white platters along with affordable resin bear statues and a deer bust for a rustic farmhouse feel. “When you group it in an interesting way, they work together,” Sully says.
This neutral dining room features an eclectic mix of decor, including a tufted yellow armchair, colorful throw pillows and a metallic modern chandelier. The traditional fireplace boasts a wooden mantel and built-in mirror, while purple wine glasses and a green vase decorate the dining room table.
This fireplace mantel, decorated for winter, mixes different textural elements, including a wreath made of old sweaters, vintage bottles and a basket of antique fabric balls. A monogrammed plate adds a personal touch.
If you have a lidded ceramic jar, fill it for free with natural reeds or branches from nearby pond or lake. Then use the lid as part of your decor, by simply leaning it against a small stack of books. You won't have to buy another accessory to fill that space. This rustic mantle is in a home on north Georgia's Lake Burton, in the Waterfall Club community.
"Mercury glass is pretty inexpensive. A collection on a mantel looks just as well as doing pairs," says Atlanta interior designer Lance Jackson, co-founder and creative director of Parker Kennedy Living. Mercury glass also works year-round and fits nicely with holiday decor, whether your palette is red and green, or another choice. For your collection of combine mercury glass you pick up from antique stores, estate sales and yard sales with new pieces from home discount stores.
Living room furniture, including a sofa and pair of chairs, has been oriented toward a white marble fireplace. Above the fireplace mantel is a dry erase board and autumnal decor, including several silver pumpkins.