The holidays are coming up, meaning that it is time to decorate your home accordingly. Since the mantel is one of the most attention-grabbing parts of your home, it stands to reason that it deserves a bigger share of your effort.
Use these tips to create a mantel masterpiece for the holidays:
- Sometimes, a subtle touch is better than something that stands out. Consider using a combination of muted colors and minimalist elements to make the seasonal decorations blend in with their normal counterparts. This saves you the trouble of having to remove your normal decorations, making the transformation both easier and less time-consuming.
- Rustic elements are a time-tested method with which to decorate your mantel for the holidays. However, if you want a touch of sophistication, consider using glass and a little metallic trim.
- Boldly colored candles can make a powerful statement if you are interested in something a little bit artier. As ever, remember to be careful while they are lit.
- Festive boughs and wreathes are always popular.