We bring you 8 decorating ideas for your living room mantelpiece.
Walls painted in a versatile neutral shade always complement creams and whites beautifully, and will contrast well with other darker colours.
Matching the style and proportions of the mirror and mantelpiece ensures a classic look.
Using decorative additions when hanging pictures draws the eye and adds interest.
A shot of violet anemones and agapanthus accentuates the intensity of the blue patterned ceramics.
A classic touch
Symmetry is key to this look; placing a single piece in the centre of the display makes an eye-catching statement and pulls the whole scheme together.
A matchstriker is both a useful and decorative accessory to stand on a mantelpiece.
Displaying accessories in pairs will create a beautifully balanced arrangement.
Need more inspiration? Check out our photo gallery of mantelpiece ideas.