My mantel is one of the first things I decorate each season. I should say “tweak” when talking about the mantel in my family room. I have a default mantel decor that suits my room and usually changes very little. For winter, I am keeping all my decor clean and very simple. It’s like letting StoneGable breathe after being decked for Christmas! This arrangement would work on a buffet or any flat surface. Let’s get inspired!
I keep the shutters and the lamps up all year. I call that my “default” setting. It’s the bones of my mantel. Keeping my default items very neutral lets me use any color accents when I seasonally decorate.
I often use these creamy tan pitchers in my mantel decor. Two on a little black stool and one on the other side of the mantel. Can you see the cords running in back of them? I have an outlet for the lamps in the middle of the mantel shelf.
I have a large clock that I sometimes hangs in the center of the wall above my mantel… here is a picture of last fall’s mantel. The same elements work with any mantel I create.
But now I am using a old chippy window. I found it in the basement when I was getting out my Christmas decor. I added a wild willow wreath to the window. It’ reminds me of the “bones of winter”… the branches outside.
LOVE it’s chips and dinks!
The big wooden star was moved from my foyer to the mantel. I wish I had a few more of them!!! I got them from a booth at Luckett’s fall fair.
Like the rest of StoneGable this winter, the mantel is simple, clean and farmhouse inspired!
Remember to add this to your FARMHOUSE or DECORATING Pinterest board. You can follow me on Pinterest HERE and see the pins I am pinning… I’m thinking Spring!!!