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10 Creative Ways to Decorate with Books -
One of regulars asked for tips on how to decorate with books on bookshelves and other places.Display books on your fireplace mantel.Display neutral hardbound books mixed with small vignettes to balance out decor.This is one of my favorite ways to display books.This is one of my favorite ways to display books.
Decorating@Nibs- Fireplace Mantels
I thought it would be a fun challenge to do a collection of posts on decorating.First up will be a bunch of ideas for decorating fireplace mantels.Fireplace Mantel Idea #3- Desk SetYou can re-purpose an unused fireplace by making it the backdrop for a desk.The mantel shelf gives storage for stacks of books and a great place for a clip-on lamp.Related Nibs post-Decorating@Nibs- Fireplace Mantels #1, #2Advertisement Privacy Settings
10 Best Mantel Decor Ideas For A Fabulous Fireplace [PHOTOS!]
As a pro tip, you can actually hang your art above the mantel or sit it on the fireplace mantel shelf.Mantel Decorating Idea #3: Add a WreathAnother great mantel décor idea is to hang a natural garden wreath over the fireplace.Mantel Decor Idea #8: Seasonal Mantel DecorationsAs I mentioned briefly before, you certainly do not have to keep the same mantel decor up all year round.Mantel Decor Idea #9: Decorate for Personal EventsYou can even decorate your mantel for personal celebrations, such as birthdays and graduations.You can click through the rest of my 100+ mantel decorating idea photos in my Houzz Ideabook slideshowPro Tip: Don’t overcrowd it!
SPRING MANTEL DECORATING IDEAS
FacebookTwitterPinterest 2530Today I have lots and lots of spring mantel decorating ideas that are very doable and very full of springtime beauty!There is a TON of info and ideas and good decorating tips about creating a gorgeous spring mantel today.I’d love you to comment and let us know what’s in your spring stash and give us a few spring mantel decorating ideas too!CHOOSE A COLOR PALETTEOne of the best spring mantel decorating ideas I can give you is to choose a color palette!NOW IT’S YOUR TURNI’ve given you my very best spring mantel decorating ideas and I hope you will use them to create a pretty mantel or flat surface you will love all spring long!
Mantel Decorating Tips and Ideas
If you are in the process of collecting objects or trying to place them just right, here are a few tips and ideas on styling a mantel that enhances your fireplace and elevates your space.Things To Keep In Mind...DominanceIf you aren’t sure which direction to go in with your mantel decor a good place to start is to choose which will be the dominant design element; the mantel decor, or the fireplace itself.If you have an interesting fireplace surround full of architecture details you may choose to more simple mantel decor to keep the focus on the fireplace.If you fireplace is on the plainer side you may want to amp up the mantel decor to add more substance and character to the fireplace.Image via Studio McGeeMirrorsA large mirror hung above the fireplace, or leaned on the mantel adds depth to the styling.
5 minute decorating- Bottles, Books and Blooms on the mantel
And for a quick start- today it is all about mantel decor- and 5 ideas that take about 5 minutes.Bottles, books and blooms.🙂Yes, bottles, blooms and books and you are done.I am a huge fan of using old books and blooms for decorating the mantel.I used a mix of vintage blue bottles with some brand new ones from HomeGoods and that was it.
DIY Valentine's Day book page banner for your mantel
I have a quick and simple Valentine’s Day DIY banner that will help you decorate your mantel or front door.Read along to see the easy steps to make this DIY Valentine’s Day book page banner for your mantel decorations!DIY Valentine’s Day Book Page Banner SuppliesFor this project, I wanted to create a vintage feel.DIY Valentine’s Day book page banner AssemblyNow that all your pieces are put together, it’s time to hang your banner!And if you’re looking for a cute and easy Valentine’s Day decor, you have to check out Tauni’s Washi Tape Valentine’s Day Decor.
Mantel Decorating Ideas For Every Month of The Year
These simple decorating ideas for each month will give you 12 months of inspiration for decorating your mantel, fireplace and even bookshelf for every season!Mantel Decorating Ideas For Every MonthDecorating your fireplace mantel is a great way to add character and interest to your home.Table of ContentsWINTER MANTEL DECORATING IDEASI love to update my mantel for each season and sometimes I change it up every month.SPRING MANTEL DECOR IDEASAs we move into spring, the fireplace mantel decorating ideas get infused with a dose of fun color.SEPTEMBER MANTEL DECORATING IDEASBy September, fall is here to stay and this Rustic Fall Mantel infuses some great color and texture to your mantel decor.
Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas
As we patiently wait for the warmer temps to stick around for good, let’s talk spring decorating.Today I’m sharing my spring mantel along with some of my blogging friends (see below), I really love how it turned out this year.When I started thinking about decorating the mantel for Spring, I realized that I really didn’t have any Easter decorations at all.My daughter walked in while I was taking the photos of my spring mantel, and she was a little confused by the banner on the TV.In the meantime, you might also like these little to no cost spring decorating tips!
Living Room Fireplace and Bookcase Styling
7466 shares7466I’m inviting you back into my home to share some living room fireplace and bookcase styling.It’s like a mini-vacation right in my living room and I am HERE FOR IT!Simplified Styling:The last time I shared my living room fireplace and bookcase styling, the area was all decked out for the holidays.Living Room Fireplace and Bookcase StylingAnd with that, I think I can say that my living room fireplace and bookcase styling is ready for a new season.I also hope you picked up a few ideas that you can use in your own living room fireplace and/or bookcase styling.
25 Mantel Decorating Ideas For Spring
Welcome spring into your home with these beautiful spring mantel ideas.Floral Garland Spring Mantel via Melanie Lissack InteriorsMelanie’s spring dried floral garland literally stopped us in our tracks.Romanic Spring MantelsRomantic Spring Mantel via Shabby FufuFrom the vintage lighting to that tule skirt and mannequin we are in love with this romantic spring mantel.Simple Spring Mantel InspirationHere are some simple spring mantel ideas to give you all the inspiration you need to get started decorating your mantel.Neutral Simple Spring Mantel via Two Twenty OneIf you are looking for a clean and neutral mantel Chelsea has you covered.
My Summer Mantel Refresh
The seasons are changing and I decided to refresh my mantel for Summer!When I think of Summer I think of fresh greenery, whites and neutrals contrasting with brighter colors and natural elements like terra cotta and wood.To complete the look, I added a stack of books that are turned around to see only the pages and placed a terra cotta candle on top which ties into the terra cotta vase on the end.I’m so happy with how my Summer Mantel turned out!Tell me about your Summer mantel decor in the comments below!
HOW TO DECORATE A MANTEL LIKE A PRO
The mirror in my default mantel is layered behind the other items on the mantel and the topiary is on top of a layer of books.This is such a subtle way to make items on a mantel look like they belong together.Why don’t you work on perfecting your mantel decorating skills and come up with a mantel that is perfect for your home and reflects your style?Everyone needs a “default mantel” that they know is beautiful!Grab your copy of this free printable guide HOW TO DECORATE A MANTEL LIKE A PRO.
6 Mantel Decorating Ideas for a Fresh Fireplace
A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space.One important element of mantel decorating is how you balance your objects in the space.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.Here are 6 mantel decorating ideas to help you get started:1.Switch It UpWhile mantel decorating creates an important focal point in a living room, it’s also one of the easiest things to change out — whether seasonally or with the trends.
Secrets for a Sensational Summer Mantel
Now you can say goodbye to mantel decorating angst because it’s really very easy to make magic on your mantel when you know how.So I grabbed Nell Hill’s visual directors Becky and Marsee and asked them to show us how they style the show-stopping mantels at the Nell Hill’s stores.When you select the pieces that will anchor your mantel display, be sure to pay keen attention to scale and height.You can order some right now at Nell Hill’s Online or pick some up next time you come to Nell Hill’s.At Nell Hill’s, we often create mantel treatments that feature paired jars, urns or tall glass cylinder vases.
How to Decorate Your Fireplace's Mantel and Hearth
“Examples of objects to incorporate into your design could be books, candlesticks, vases, greenery and photo frames,” Meidinger says.“Flowers and greenery can add life and movement to your mantel,” Meidinger says.“Check out your local vintage shops to mix in old with new pieces,” Meidinger says.Utilitarian elements, such as baskets, create a useful, yet attractive space around the mantel and hearth.Here’s a few installation tips:Sizing the mantel: Use painters tape to mark out the length and height of the mantel.
How to Decorate a Mantel Like a Pro! Easy styling tips from
The visual weight of this object should adequately balance out the visual weight of the firebox below the mantel and should fill a large portion of the wall above the mantel.Layer 2 – The Weight:Choose objects for the right and left sides of Layer 1 that will add width and visual weight to the overall design.These items do not necessarily need to be identical, so long as their visual weight is similar.When choosing these items, make sure that their height is smaller than that of your Layer 1 object but still proportionate.Layer 3 – The Filler:Add objects of varying heights to the center of the mantel underneath Layer 1 .
Cozy Fall Mantel Decor Ideas
I’m inviting you back into my living room to share with you some cozy fall mantel decor ideas.Cozy Fall Mantel Decor IdeasYes, my friends, it’s time for a new season which means a shift in decor.That makes this fall mantel decor extra exciting as I basically get to style my mantel area for the first time!That’s a Wrap on My Fall Mantel DecorAnd with that, I’d say my fall mantel decor is complete!As always, I hope you enjoyed looking around and picked up a few cozy fall mantel decor ideas that you can implement in your own home.
Decorating with books
Even though I’m not reading “real” books I’m still decorating with them more than ever.If you need inspiration read Things you can do with old booksTidbits and TwineWhen looking for books look for “deckle-edge” books … pages with rough-cut edges.The books below were purchased at Goodwill (yes, I went through many shelves of books looking for deckled edges!)UNIQUE BOOKS WITH UNIQUE LOOKSSome very interesting books can be found and when grouped together create a wonderful look.Floral covered Reader’s Digest books, books with thumb tabs, leather books, books on the same topic, books by the same author, etc.
Christmas mantel decorating ideas
I’m thrilled to be joining a handful of home decor bloggers as we share some Christmas mantel decorating ideas.This contraption is called a “fireplace.” It’s pretty much useless here in central Texas, so I just like to put pretty things around it every season.I love these little houses – I tucked some battery-operated string lights inside to light up the windows.Check out my DIY Faux Fireplace, North Pole Stocking Holder, and Christmas Village Stocking Hanger Box:Thanks for stopping by – be sure to visit the other bloggers’ homes on this tour for more Christmas mantel inspiration!The Happy Housie / A Pretty Life / Place of My Taste / Two Twenty One / Newly Woodwards / Cherished BlissLovely Etc.
A Fall Mantel for the Family Room
Fortunately, I didn’t have to purchase anything new to decorate my mantel for fall…just used things I already had here in the family room.Since fall is such a great time to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace, I decided to expand on the book idea for this fall mantel.I placed a fall wreath I’ve had for many years above the mantel.To see this year’s fall mantel (2013) check out this more recent post: Decorate Your Mantel with Mischievous Crows for FallLove a cozy paneled room?Take a little tour of the family room here: Family Room.
Warm & Cozy Fall Mantel Decor
Today I’m sharing my take on A Warm & Cozy Fall Mantel.WARM & COZY FALL MANTEL DECORIf you’re popping in today for the first time welcome!I decided to spice up the mantel for Fall with a warm and cozy vibe this year.[see last year’s Fall mantel here] This year I wanted to use more traditional colors with reds, oranges and yellows.More more Fall inspiration, be sure to check out my full Fall Gallery, as well as a few popular Fall posts!
20+ Living Room Fireplace Ideas to Warm Your Heart
The living room is usually the place where you spend most of your time.So, if you’re planning on adding such a beautiful piece in your house, we hope you can find some inspiration in these living room fireplace ideas!That’s why it’s very important to style your fireplace and mantel to your living room walls and decor.Beautiful living room fireplace ideasAccent PiecesAccentuate your fireplace’s featured by using some paint.If your living room has more neutral colors, you can use accessories that pull from colors found elsewhere.
Fireplace Mantel Decor
Today I want to share with you the meaning behind the choices I made for my fireplace mantel.Not every single thing in your home, but at least some :)This is probably my favorite shot of the fireplace.It has confused many visitors :)When I was a little girl my dad had a brass pheasant in his office.I love to garden and I love plants of every kind.Thank you for letting me share the story behind my fireplace mantel decor.
Mantel Decorating Ideas for Spring
There are a million and one great mantel decorating ideas for spring.), I still love decorating it in spring colors and fresh pieces to bring spring straight into our home.Here are some simple & easy spring mantel décor ideas for 2021!A few other great fireplace mantel decorating ideas for spring are:1- Cherry blossoms and a disco ball spring mantel: I know, it sounds like a totally strange combination!Spring Living Room Décor IdeasYou can take your spring décor from the mantel all the way out through the rest of the living room.
Modern Farmhouse Summer Mantel Decorating Ideas
51.5K shares SharePinA beautiful blue and green mantel that will last from spring all the way through summer.Give these simple modern farmhouse-style summer mantel decorating ideas a try on your fireplace mantel this season!RELATED: MODERN FARMHOUSE SPRING LIVING ROOM TOURWith that in mind, I decided to decorate my mantel this spring in such a way that it will look fabulous all summer long.🙂 I hope these simple summer mantel decorating tips will help you put together a mantel you can enjoy for both seasons!If you’re not sure how to find great home decor at thrift stores, click here to download my thrift store shopping cheat-sheet!
How to Up Your Mantelpiece Decor Game!
Mantelpiece decor is one of the easiest ways to create a focal point in any room.Overlap and layer mantelpiece decorImage source: Homebeautiful.com.au via PinterestDid you know that when designing your mantelpiece decor that it is all about the layering?Use mantelpiece decor that you already have scattered around the home.Go big or go home with a maximalist fireplaceImage source: Thepinkclutchblog via PinterestBasically, if you want maximalist mantelpiece decor, go wild.Let us know how you get on with your own mantelpiece decor!
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Winter White Mantel Decorating Ideas Our Crafty Mom
Thanks for supporting Our Crafty Mom!Last year I went with a fun winter snowman theme seen hereThis year I went for a winter White Mantel and I really love it!I just shared a tutorial for this winter White Wreath hereI love Mercury glass and it really pops against the white.Be sure to come back Monday for when I will share how I made the fun Winter Banner using wood slices![Tweet “Winter White Mantel Decorating Ideas Our Crafty Mom #ourcraftymom #winterdecor”]I also will share some great tips for decorating with Olive buckets very soon and have some great things planned for Our Crafty Mom in 2017.
5 Simple Mantel Decor Ideas
Looking for some simple mantel decor ideas?I had such a great response to my post on 5 Simple Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen, that I decided to continue the concept… Starting with 5 simple decorating ideas for your fireplace mantel!5 simple mantel decor ideasIf you followed our brick fireplace remodel in our living room a few years ago, then you know that we actually have a double sided fireplace with a wood mantel and built-in shelves, which makes for double the fun in mantel ideas!More Fireplace Decorating IdeasI hope you found these fireplace mantel decor ideas helpful today!And thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie, I actually have even more mantel decorating ideas for you.
Bookshelf Decor Ideas: Simple Formulas That Work!
I’m sharing my simple tried and true formulas for adding bookshelf decor that works!And I’ve made it super easy for you to do too by sharing six simple formulas that you can use to jump-start your shelf decorating.and add a small accessory in front and a bit to the side.Upright books + horizontal books + small decorative objectNext to it, add a long, narrow basket that you can put books in, fill with something decorative, or use as storage for office supplies, etc.You simply stand about 4-6 books upright on the end, then lay 1-2 books down right next to them and put a small decorative accessory on top.
classic christmas mantel
And, that’s exactly what happened as I started decorating our living room mantel with a classic Christmas and slightly southern feel.Now it was just time to add some seasonal greenery and hang stockings to dress this classic Christmas mantel.The addition of the whelk shells came out of my desire to add a little bit of blue to this classic Christmas mantel arrangement.I think this classic Christmas mantel is my favorite of all of the mantels I’ve decorated so far!crochet cat bed pattern & video tutorialI hope my classic Christmas mantel offers some inspiration to you this year.
20+ Unbelievably Inspiring Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas
When decorating your fall mantel, your main focus should be balance.Have a look at the ideas and let’s get started on decorating your fireplace mantel for the autumn season!This inspiring fall mantel is adorned with a bouquet of faux flowers as an eye-catching centerpiece.This fall fireplace mantel offers some inspiring ideas, including a “Blessings” garland from HobbyLobby.This simple mantel features a fall print as the focal point, along with the whimsical “GIVE THANKS” blocks, found at Tuesday Morning.
Christmas Home Tour with Simple Holiday Greenery
Don’t miss these Christmas home tours with simple holiday greenery for a classic, easy holiday home.I actively chose to decorate our home and our ranch house with nothing but simple holiday greenery… and, biased though I may be, I think they’re beautiful.But again, I worked hard to add simple Christmas decor.I didn’t even put up a full Christmas tree… I can hardly believe it!😉However you decorate your holiday home, I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Coastal Mantel Decorating Ideas for Spring and Summer
Here are some ideas to give your mantel a coastal vibe perfect for summer.Mantel Shelf (I purchased the same mantel shelf at Home Depot.Here are Rustic, Reclaimed and Natural Mantel Shelf ideas.The sea blue frame above the Rustic Coastal mantel anchors the display.For coastal decorating, choose an anchor piece like framed mirrors, wall art, beach and coastal wreaths, or large clocks that complements your coastal style decor.
An Autumn Mantel and Fire Screen
byIt’s been a while since I’ve posted a fall mantel, the last time was late September 2011.This is how I decorated the mantel in 2011: with my fave fall wreath and lots of books since this room has that “library” feel.I added them into my fall wreath this year and I really like how they look.The mantel clock always stays when the mantel gets decorated for fall or Christmas.I do love decorating this mantel but I’m itching to decorate a white-painted mantel, like the one I have planned for the “Someday Library.” Just thinking ahead…planning, you know.
How to Decorate with Vintage Books
Here’s some ideas on how to decorate with vintage books in your own home.Photo by BoråstapeterI know some people don’t like to dissect old books, but vintage book pages add eclectic style to a bathroom.Photo by Ryland Peters & Small | CICO BooksOne of my favorite table settings incorporated vintage books into the centerpiece.A simple way to decorate with vintage books is to simply line a few up inside an open suitcase.What are some ways you’ve used vintage books in your home decor?
Book Theme Fall Mantel
I love the crisp air, the fall leaves, the smell of a fire burning, and hot chocolate.It doesn't always have a theme, but this year, I found myself inspired by books, so I added a subtle book theme to my fall mantel.BOOK THEME FALL MANTELPretty books can be found anywhere.I also love book pages for craft projects and just tied with a piece of string and used in a display like you'll see in my cloche below.Want some great book recommendations for reading this fall?
20 Great Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas
Here are 20 great fireplace mantel decorating Ideas by Lauren Bern of Lauren Bern Interiors.If you heed these it will hopefully not make you feel like you are “improvising” when it comes to decorating your fireplace mantel.minimal mantel.Fireplace mantel decorating ideasIt’s not brain surgery– display what you love!Alright… here are my do’s and some wonderful fireplace mantel designs!
Sizzling Stencil Style: Paint Your Fireplace Tiles
Check out these red-hot fireplace tile stencil ideas to see why everyone loves this easy and affordable DIY decorating idea…This fireplace nails the Modern Farmhouse look!It was my first stencil project 😍” - @the.urban.farmgirl used our Concrete Quilt Stencil to paint directly over her fireplace surround tiles.By stenciling your fireplace tiles with our Toledo Tile Stencil, you can create the exact look you want for your home.Michele VanDerworp knew the easiest and most affordable solution was to paint directly over the tiles with the Toledo Tile Stencil.The Beehive Hexagon Tiles Stencil transformation makes my heart SUPER happy!” – Finished With Love“I finished my fireplace stencil project.
50 Christmas & Holiday Mantel Decoration Ideas
A Festive fireplace with a beautifully decorated Christmas mantel is one of the best ways to usher in some holiday spirit.Smart turquoise, stoic grey, snowy white and glittering gold are all a part of this hot new Christmas decorating trend.by Z Gallerieby AM Dolce VitaThis does not mean that your fireplace mantel needs to be bereft of all color.Natural holiday fireplace mantel decorations look as aesthetically pleasing as the vignettes crafted from traditional Christmas ornaments.So, do not hesitate to be bold, creative and expressive this Christmas as you create the perfect holiday mantel!
Our Modern Farmhouse Christmas Mantel
But the day I decided to get the Christmas mantel done was one of those days when I should have just gone back to bed.I came back and decided to get Our Modern Farmhouse Christmas Mantel decorated and it all went downhill from there.Our Modern Farmhouse Christmas MantelI destroyed a chair, I nearly caught the house on fire, I got all wet and disheveled the branches from the cedar boughs.Our Modern Farmhouse Christmas MantelNext came the part of placing the candles.Our Modern Farmhouse Christmas MantelI’m joined by a group of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their holiday mantel and vignettes ideas with you.
How to Decorate Your Home With Books (easy tips)
Whether it are vintage books, colorful books, stylish coffee table books, or altered books, a book collection is a useful tool in your decorating stash.Let’s talk books today and what you can do with (old) books and how to decorate your home extra beautifully with books.It pays to decorate some old books in neutral colors and soft hues so you have them on hand as additional accessories, more on that later.Wondering how to paint books for decorating and what kind of paint to use on the books?Stack ‘m, arrange books by color, alter books and cover or paint them, use books as a neutral backdrop or as a colorful focal point.
5 Essential Summer Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas
Today I'm joining Krista of The Happy Housie and my talented blogging friends to share some gorgeous summer mantel ideas.I've shared many different fireplace mantel ideas over the year and I've found there are a few great ideas that always seem to work.Whether you're transitioning your spring mantel or decorating a summer fireplace mantel decor for the first time, here's 5 tried and true summer mantel decor ideas.Summer Fireplace Mantel Decor1.With these mantel decor ideas you can tweak your design and end up with a finished product you love.