Back with day 2 of the mini series – “1 mantel decorated 5 ways in 5 days”
Today I am sharing more of a modern/contemporary/clean version of an all season decorated mantel. At least as modern as this non-modern girl can get!
Simple, more sleek accessories. I left the hearth very simple with some baskets for magazine storage and a more modern looking garden stool.
Then a sunburst mirror (tutorial for that here) as the focal point with a few accessories on the side. A plant in a hammered metal container and a collection of white vases for some sculptural interest.
Then another urn for some sculptural, a mercury glass piece to balance the metallic on the other side and another sculptural art piece in the J.
Again, my style is not very modern or contemporary and I am just pulling from things I have in my house. There are much more modern/contemporary pieces out there that would make this mantel look even more modern.
See that hammered metal container? It is actually a Kleenex box cover turned upside down! Sometimes you have to think outside the box (or upside down in this case ) with yard sale items.
I can also see this mantel styled with some big floor pillows on the floor too sort of like this.
Ok here’s the source list if you are interested:
- Garden stool – Kirkland’s clearance
- pillows – yard sales/thrift stores
- baskets – Michael’s
- Hammered metal Kleenex box cover – $1 yard sale
- Milkglass vases – yard sales
- Sunburst mirror – $4 DIY project – tutorial here
- J – yard sale
- mercury glass owl – Kohl’s clearance
- white urn – yard sale
Do you have modern/contemporary style? How do you decorate your mantel?
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for mantel #3!