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Quick Tip: The Perfect Seasonal Vignette

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

The four things to consider when creating a seasonal vignette: texture, elevation, light, and depth. Keeping all of these in mind will give three-dimensional life to your display, whether you’re creating a centerpiece, a scene for an entryway table or adding style to a mantel.

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Thursday’s Theme: Valentine’s Day Mantels with Banners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These five mantels are beautifully decorated in a variety of ways for Valentine’s Day – although they all feature banners that could be made at home.

Symmetry

This symmetry of this mantel is quite appealing, from the plates above the mirror to the way the banner is hung. Additionally, this mantel looks like it is perfectly set up to be decorated for any season or holiday: The stand holding the LOVE sign could just as easily hold a sign for summer or Christmas, the tulips could be swapped out for evergreen branches or sunflowers, and the heart wreath – well, you get it. The red and pink colors could be overbearing if your style is less bold, but with the incorporation of white and silver, this mantel has a softer romantic look.

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Monotone

Sticking to one shade of red decor will fully flesh out the richness of the color, although be sure to incorporate a couple of neutral items (like candlesticks or a sculpture) so that each candle, heart wreath, banner and candle can catch the eye.

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Subtle Balance

The way the soft colors of the hearts are framed – by a bold red – makes them really stand out and command attention. The way they are arranged – as banners – makes them charming complements to the main banner stretched across the mantel.

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Quick and Simple

If you want less fuss, a banner like the one below will make a big enough statement to charm you for Valentine’s Day. Adding a vase of flowers or a similarly colored print to the mantel adds more cohesiveness to the space, even if they aren’t Valentine themed.

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Go All Out

And of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to really dress up your mantel for. Add wreaths and flowers among keepsakes and frames – and don’t forget the DIY wreath and banner!

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Simple Valentine’s Day Mantel Ideas

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Do you dress your home in hearts and flowers in preparation for Valentine’s Day? Do you add a little red and pink to your current decor on February 14th, and then take it away on the 15th? Either way, these simple Valentine’s Day inspired ideas will help you add a romantic look to your fireplace mantel (bookshelf, kitchen counter) in time for the holiday.

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Paper hearts are quick and easy to make, and whether they are unframed, framed, in multiples, or displayed as an individual, they add an appealing pop of color and a welcoming look to the room.

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Flowers and decorative vases offer fresh and often vintage charm, even when the blooms you display are not from a garden. Select pink and red varieties, and add in white or purple for extra glamour.

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Candles are perfect for setting warm, welcoming and romantic moods, and for Valentine’s Day they can make any meal or gathering more special. Experiment with different sizes, styles and numbers to achieve the best look on your mantel.

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If this was the mantel in your home, how would you decorate it? Would you try a heart-themed garland, or use antiqued candlesticks for a romantic look? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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