Decorating the the new house is taking longer than I would prefer. So, I am taking baby steps, and pinning.
This is my mantle in the living room. I like the recessed wall and the arch.
Mr. Kell and I have come to an agreement that there should be an animal head hanging above the fireplace. Not one that has been shot and stuffed, one more my style.
I am thinking something like this.
After that, I have no idea what I want to do.
I am so fickle when it comes to decorating. I will start out with an idea, and change it fifty times before I finally buy something. This is the number one reason why nothing ever gets done in my life.
Now, thanks to Pinterest, and looking through some blogs, I have a few ideas.
1. Is there a right or wrong way? How should I decorate my mantle so it is pleasing to the eye?
There is some really good info here.
2. I am the kind of person who just likes to look at pictures and take a little bit from here an there.
I have this thing for candle sticks. I love the different heights and textures. I love the idea of mix matched candle holders of different heights lining the mantle. Funky, yet clean and light.
3. I love art.
Having a large piece of art as a focal point is a great idea. It takes up most of the space, so all I would have to do is had a few odds and ends. Not to mention it draws you eye up the wall making the seem higher. Too bad the one piece of art I have is too large for the space.
3. I love a funky mirror.
A large mirror and a few pieces make this mantle pop. It is absolutely gorgeous along with the whole space.
There are so many options.
What are your ideas?