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Such a Useful Styling Point!
I’ve never been too fused about having a fireplace in a home until I moved into our rental home. It’s something that I look at every single day and it appears a lot on my Instagram! It’s such a useful point to style and decorate. Especially seasonally! Since we did our fireplace makeover, the only changes that I’ve made are adding this gorgeous brass mirror and general decorating items.
Styling a fireplace seems like a daunting task, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think. The key is to do each step, don’t miss one out. Once you’ve established these three steps, you can use any items, any pieces to create a unique styled fireplace in your gorgeous home. Here are my three steps for styling your fireplace…
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STEP ONE: ANCHOR.
The first thing you need to do when styling a fireplace is to establish is an anchor. Something that is going to be the centre point for all your styling. This is usually one of two things: a mirror or a piece of art. You can’t go wrong with either. A mirror will bounce light around the room and is a great neutral background for the rest of your decoration. A piece of art will establish the theme and drive the eye straight to that point. Whatever your styling, find your anchor and go from there…
STEP TWO: WEIGHT.
Once you’ve established an anchor, you now need to weight it down. Essentially, you need items on either side of the mantle. The one thing I do not recommend is to do anything symmetrical. No matchy, matchy here. You want to play with height and keep it asymmetrical. Keep you eye dancing. You’re creating a triangle for your eye to move across. You can weigh down your styling with decor items, candles, plants, flowers, the world is your oyster.
STEP THREE: FILLERS.
You’ve anchored, you’ve weighted and now you fill it. This is the bit in the middle that is going to fill the triangle. One thing you do not want to do is to go too kitschy with this. This is not Grandma’s fireplace filled with knick-knacks (sorry Valerie). You want one of two items to draw your eye back to the middle and back to your anchor piece. Something that I love to do is add a piece of artwork or a special photo that is slightly off-centre. Especially if you overlay it over a mirror or other artwork. If you have a look on Pinterest, you’ll see so many examples of this. It looks so neat and modern and definitely to give a go in your own home.
Scroll down below to see two other ways that I’ve styled out my fireplace with different weights and fillers, using items that I already had in my home…
OPTION ONE: stacked books, personal objects and something colourful at the bottom.
OPTION TWO: greenery, stacked artwork and candles.
How will you decorate your fireplace?