a lovely living

Happy Friday, guys! I’ve started sharing some styling videos on Instagram over the past few weeks and I’ve really been enjoying them. It seems many of you have too, which actually makes it worth it ;) Thus far, I’ve been styling clothing but I decided to add a twist and attempt a video focusing on decor. I’ve been asked about not only ideas for your mantle, but spring/summer decor in general. To be honest, I struggle when it comes to decorating my own mantle. I’m always tweaking and changing things (which is actually part of the fun), but it’s an ever evolving process, as is the rest of my home. I’m not one who requires symmetry on a mantle. Reason #1 being that I rarely have two of the same piece to flank either side! I do always start with one large piece in the center however, which anchors the space. You could use a mirror, clock, painting or other large piece of decor. From there I use everything from books, candle sticks, picture frames, vases and artificial greens to bring a little life to the space. I try to have each side feel ‘even’ but other than that I’m working on not stressing over perfection, because what is that anyway?!

Everything I use in the video is decor from my home that has been accrued over the years from here, there and everywhere. I did my best to round up similar items and included others that I feel would be great possibilities for your home. Focus on pieces you love and let the rest fall into place.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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