Below you can read about a few tips to properly decorate your fireplace and make your Christmas nights even cozier.
The fireplace is a focal point of any living room (especially during the winter period) and we really need to decorate it properly to portray its character. Should you place family photos next to it? How about a flat screen TV on top or candlesticks and mirrors? As it turns out, you can do all of the above if you understand the proper size of the objects you will use in your decor.
As a general rule, you should create Layers of décor. Just like fashion, layering is important also in home decoration. Always include at least Layers 1 and 2 and optionally Layer 3 depending on the style of your decoration.
Layer 1 – Anchor:
Choose a large object that will be the central point (anchor) of the fireplace such as a mirror, artwork or even a flat screen TV. Whatever object you choose, it will serve as a reference point for the rest of your design and will be the highest object in your overall design. Also make sure that the size is appropriate for the specific fireplace area.
Layer 2 – The Balancing Weight:
Select objects for the right and left side of layer 1 that will add width and visual weight in the overall design. These objects do not necessarily have to be identical, as long as their “visual weight” is similar. When selecting these objects, make sure that their height is less than that of your Layer1 object.
Layer 3 – Supplementary décor (optional):
Add items at different heights in the center even if they are located below the anchor point (Layer1). Having a difference in height of the objects is necessary in order not to create horizontal lines in your decor.