I can only live with one look so long and recently changed up our mantel from a simple, symmetrical look to something more layered. I started with leaning frames, adding just enough accessories on each side so that it feels balanced. I’m also loving the glow of the small lamp at night. (Thankfully, we have an outlet right beside of our mantel. I just ignore the clear cord since it’s semi-hidden behind the chair.)
I ordered one of the art prints from Etsy and used a vintage frame I’ve had for a while. The diagonal print is the easiest DIY, and it’s in a large IKEA Ribba frame.
And, because sometimes pictures (and video) are better than words. . . You can watch a quick step by step of how I layered our mantel (and hearth) here.
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