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The most important design element is balance. When you step back and view the mantel, you want it to feel complete, not jagged or abrupt. In this example, an artwork series stretches across the elongated mantel and two plants at the ends anchor the look with vertical height.
Consider balancing your mantel with a center focal piece, such as a mirror or piece of artwork. Taper objects away from the middle piece in descending height order to accentuate the focal point and maintain equilibrium.
Candles are another double-duty solution for your long mantel. Create individual groups across the mantel, including a few candles of different heights. Your mantel can provide a soft, romantic glow that makes your room inviting.
A series of vertical statues builds an intriguing display.
Categorize areas of the mantel. In this example, the television and fireplace are on the right, while decorative objects and shelves are on the left (click photo to see full view). A long mantel can be functional and aesthetically stimulating.
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