3 Simple Design Tips
- A spider at Halloween, a wreath at Christmas, whatever your backdrop is (stacked stone, a mirror, etc.) highlight it by layering large items on them.
- Layer items on the mantel’s shelf itself as well creating depth and dimension. Items like candlesticks don’t need to match, but should have something in common: color, shape, etc. and, rather than separating collections, group them together varying the heights and depths.
- Lastly, using the spider’s webbing as a textural layer increases the layering effect.
- If there’s a large item on one side, balance it on the opposing side with something of similar size/height.
- Don’t worry about everything matching or being symmetrical, but balance is important.
- Use the whole mantel’s shelf to display a collection not cluttering the space, but filling the horizon like an autumn leaf garland strewn across or vintage ghost ceramics.
- Use the whole space and don’t forget to bring the eye up, for instance, by adding spiders near the top of the fireplace.
- Near the bottom, you can add a pail with autumn flora, a tin or wicker basket filled with pine cones, pumpkins of varying sizes or skeletal fencing.
Rhonda is the owner of My Symphony Seasonings, LLC located in Georgia. She has a passion for good food, health & entertaining which was the perfect combination for creating My Symphony Seasonings, a company that encourages you to cook and eat whole foods, close to nature by providing original recipe blends of organic herbs & spices, free of fillers and artificial preservatives to add flavor, richness and health benefits to your dishes!