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"Property Brothers" Show Us How to Decorate a Mantel in 3 Steps

by Cristina Corvino 1:57 PM, September 18, 2017

Aired September 19, 2017

Are you looking for a way to upgrade your fireplace mantel? Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, to the rescue!

When the talented duo visited the show, they taught Rach and two studio audience members how to decorate one like a pro -- and in a matter of minutes.

“It’s all about balance,” Jonathan says.

It just comes down to the following three elements (but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to only 3 items, Drew says!):

Layer 1: The Anchor
Choose a large object that will be the focal point of the mantel for the center area, such as a mirror, artwork, or even a flat screen TV. Whatever the object, it will serve as the anchor for the remainder of your design and should be the tallest object in your overall design.

Layer 2: The Weight
Choose objects for the right and left sides of Layer 1 that will add width and visual weight to the overall design. These items do not necessarily need to be identical -- just make sure their visual weight is similar.

Layer 3: The Filler
Add objects of varying heights to the center of the mantel underneath Layer 1. Varying the heights of these objects is important so that you don’t create any horizontal lines with your decor, which would then detract from the horizontal line of the mantel itself.

Take a peek at the brothers’ finished product below and watch them set it all up in the video above!
 


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