Help me, please! This fireplace has driven me crazy since we bought this house! I cannot figure out what to put on the mantel. I do not want a cluttered mantel, just a few substantial pieces that look good. Here is a before:
It looks a little bare and I think what was throwing it off was the topiaries. I love them but for some reason they just were not working. I think it was that the style of them did not go with the style of the picture. So, after 3 days of being iced in and staring at it, this is what I came up with:
It is still not working for me! I still have the tags on the candlesticks and lamp so I can take them back. Is it weird having candlesticks up there when I already have 3 on the hearth? I love the look of a lamp up there but the cord shows where I have to plug it in.
It is just sooooo tall that it is hard to work with. It is also the first thing you see when you walk in the door so it needs to look pulled together and neither of these looks are working. So, what would you do? I do not want to put a floral arrangement up there so please do not suggest that. Maybe some sticks? Keep the lamp or move it? Keep the candlesticks? Put the topiaries back? Help!