Over the holidays, my bedroom mantel was all decked out with greenery and Christmas decor and once I took it all down, the mantel seemed so empty! Last week, I finally got around to styling it again.
For me, this is a tricky space to decorate. The ceiling is tall and angled and it’s a large space that feels like it’s begging to be filled. But the mirror is very “busy” looking and so most things look distracting with the mirror as a backdrop. As you probably already know, I like lots of layers and lot of texture, and my new mantel display is no exception. So my solution was to use simple shapes and neutral colors that could be tucked under the mirror, but use lots of them to fill the space.
I’ve used old books without covers as “filler” across the entire mantel, along with some mercury glass, candlesticks and of course, lots of flowers.
I did break one of my own decorating rules, though….but really, I think of them more as guidelines anyway! I typically like to be practical when it comes to decorating and try to use only items that make sense for the room they are in. But in this case, I’ve used a few faux pear branches displayed in a pitcher. While pears in the bedroom might be a bit odd, I love their color and the interest they add to the otherwise, monochromatic space. So for now, I’m keeping the pears!
My dress form got a small update with some pink feathers secured with a pearl clip-on earring.
I’m sure I’ll change this again soon, but for now, I’m enjoying the new look.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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