Jan 17, 2013, 09:50 PMbettycrocker
HELP with my harth
Need ideas of what to put on my fireplace. Show me what you got!lol
Jan 17, 2013, 09:59 PMsjf
gather your goodies...candles, vases, greenery, pictures, ect...then "play"...everyone has a different ""feel for what they like...and don't be tied to just one vision...think seasonal, also...
Jan 17, 2013, 10:21 PMjackierenette
Hi Bettycrocker,look on CaraRose mantel thread.A lot of inspiration and ideas from members.
And what sjf said,get out everything you got and play.
Can you posta piture of your fireplace?Or tell us about yours.Brick,stone,wood mantel,color and your room decor style.It'll help to give ideas.
Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 AMFroo Froo
A pic of your hearth would help. BTW, do you mean hearth or mantel? Decide how formal you wish this/these areas. Factor in these things...contrast, style of decor, feel you seek and room scheme tho accents are fine too. The hearth could feature things like...kindling vessels, tools, tall vase with dried elements, branches, feathers, a topiary, crocks, a chest, a fireside basket with greens, etc. The mantel could feature things like... Photos, framed paintings or prints, signs, a clock, TOPIARIES, boxes, books, candlesticks, lantern, sconce, vases, faux fruit, plate on a stand, sculpture, figurine, grouping of picture frames, trailing plant, sign, plaque, standing letter, standing words, mirror, etc. Decide if you prefer a symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement. Group smaller items, very heights, shapes, colors, textures. Larger items create visual impact. Focus light onto this area and address the wall area above the mantel. Often things like large prints, tapestries, mirrors, grillwork a lg. wall sconce, lg. clock or architectural are featured there.
Jan 18, 2013, 06:05 AMLinderhof
I agree with sjf -- gather your stuff and play!
And do look at Cara Rose's thread -- lots of good pictures there.