In this post: If you’re looking for a creative approach to styling a seasonal mantel, here’s how to decorate a mantel using floral decor and a new display idea.⇒
I love layering.
I’m not talking about clothing, although that works too. But no, I’m talking about in decor. Layered textures, layered patterns, layered tones. I use them all and I love the complexity they add.
But my latest project goes one step further, utilizing layered dimensions.
What exactly do I mean by that?
Well, for this seasonal mantel, I’ve used a new display idea to layer images with objects, mixing 2D with 3D. It provides a fresh approach to vignetting and I’ll show you how to decorate a mantel using floral decor in this new way.
At its simplest, the idea is to layer 2D floral art with 3D fresh flowers to create a multi-level presentation. This works beautifully on a mantel with it’s shallow depth limitation, but could be used anywhere to create a decorative vignette. The pairing is most successful when the visuals are juxtaposed as if they were all dimensional objects.
In this case I went even further layering mirror and glass surfaces. The vintage gilded mirror offers the perfect reflective backdrop and the vases I selected are in crystal and in glass.
But the real surprise here is something that is completely new to me. The secret is given away by the sun-dappled reflections on the prints.
The floral prints are in fact printed directly on glass and were provided by my sponsor, Fracture.
You may recognize these as my photos and that’s the way that Fracture works. You supply the artwork and then upload it to their website. After selecting a size, you’ll soon receive a beautiful print on glass, safely packaged and easy to hang.
The colors are lovely with just the right softness without sacrificing vibrance.
Of course, you can choose any subject you like, from family photos to your vacation favorites. If creating a vignette with one of these other topics, simply use 3D imagery that coordinates with it, like actual shells in front of a beach photo or favorite objects with images of family members.
While I enjoyed leaning my prints and layering them in this way, the Fracture glass prints would look wonderful hung on a gallery wall or even displayed individually.
If you’re loving this idea as much as I think you will, I have a discount code to offer you. The Summer Sale runs through July 17 and is an offer for 15% off any Fracture order. Just click on any of the pink links in this post to order your own glass prints and use the code CELEBRATESUMMER.
And if you wind up doing a little layered vignetting, go ahead and let your creative juices run wild!
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