from A Pop of Pretty Blog (Canadian Home Decorating Blog - St. John's, Canada)
Mantel Decorating! A Full Year in Decorated Mantels
This blog post covers a year of seasonally decorated mantels (in 2011): see how one mantel transformed from January to December: including a Winter Mantel, Valentines Mantel, Spring/Easter Mantel, Summer Mantel, Fall Mantel, Halloween Mantel, and Christmas Mantel. From A Pop of Pretty, apopofpretty.com
How to Decorate a Mantel decorate with an eye picturing a triangle....Layer 1 is the top of your largest part.....Layer 2 is the corners of the triangle proportionate to Layer 1....Layer 3 is the filler which should always be of varying heights so at not to compete with the straight line of the mantle itself. The art jewelry above the mantle is to enhance it, not detract from it.