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Decorate Your Fireplace Mantle with Colorful Artwork

Make a statement when decorating your fireplace. Go big, be bold and be colorful!

Mistake #1 is picking artwork way too small for the size of the fireplace. It’s all about balance so pick items that counter balance the size of your fireplace that are equivalent to at least 2/3 of the width.
If you don’t own a big piece of art, combine 2 or 3, even 6 or more pieces to achieve the scale needed. Hanging three rows of three identical square pieces always looks stunning. With a little creativity the possibilities are endless.

A far as rules go, hang the bottom of your piece(s) 4” to 6” from the mantel to keep your artwork and mantel visually connected to each other. This gap may increase or decrease depending on the type of accessories you choose to display.

Depending on the pieces you pick, it is generally a good idea to leave 2” to 5” in between each frame. Hanging frames too far apart will look like you are trying to fill the wall instead of connecting each piece of art.

Hanging a large mirror is always a great way to accentuate a fireplace as the focal point of a room. It can reflect and increase the light, make a small room look larger or even show the reflection of a beautiful view or garden (if you have either one).

Caution when hanging a mirror… make sure the reflection you get isn’t of a messy kitchen or of a doorway.
Lastly if you don’t want to commit to putting holes in walls, simply rest your artwork against the wall and switch it as the seasons change.

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