There’s something about a finely-detailed home that fires the imagination like little else in the interior decorating industry. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which being that great attention to detail is so often one of the great hallmarks of quality. Finely-detailed work gives us the opportunity to view and admire the work and expertise of the artist in all its complexities. What is more, a house which exhibits care in the little touches here and there is one that’s likely to thrill not just guests, but the family that makes that house a home.
It’s those unique little touches that add personality and character to a space, and few touches have the potential to add a subtle yet powerful boost to your décor than how your mantel is decorated. To that end, here are just a few different ways in which you can beautify your mantel.
Paint It White
There’s nothing more classic than an elegant white mantel. If you are looking to add a touch of understated class to a room, a white mantel can do just the trick. This can work especially nicely if your white mantel is situated so that its whiteness contrasts with a darker background. What’s more, white is a wonderful choice if you’re looking to brighten up a room, by reflecting light and creating a wonderfully warm ambience overall.
Paint It Black
On the other hand, maybe you’re looking to give your mantel a slightly more rebelliously chic touch. If so, you’ll certainly want to consider painting it black. This can be a great way to subvert decorating expectations, and thus allow you to create a truly unique living room space. This can also be a great option to choose if you’re considering using granite, metal, or other hard substances at the base of your mantel.
Let’s say that you’re not interested so much in the particular color of the mantel itself, but rather how well it fits into your home’s overall décor scheme. For example, if you are looking to evoke a rustic style in your home, you’re going to want to go with a mantel that complements that. This can involve everything from wooden finishes to red brick facades and everything in between. Whatever rustic theme you choose for your home, you will want to choose paint options which complement them – for example, choosing a wood grain finish for a wood setup, or black paint for red brick backgrounds.
Finally, if you’re looking to add an extra dose of warmth to your home, you’re going to want to make sure that you choose a paint color which reflects that. Tan, coffee, eggshell, and similar options are all wonderful choices for adding a dash of color to your mantel, which is itself traditionally associated with adding warmth to a space.
Your mantel is one of the most important elements of your décor. That’s why you’re going to want to take the time to research different colors, textures, design aesthetics, and much more in order to get these details right.