We love to mix things up in our home, especially around the holidays. One way we are doing this is by mixing metals on our DIY Fireplace Mantel. Some people think you can only do one type of metal at a time. Golds all with golds, silver with silver, etc. But I believe that when you mix them together, in the right amounts, you create such a fun effect.
For our fireplace mantel set up I added some traditional decor with the green garland, and then mixed in some vintage silver candlesticks. I love mixing vintage and new, the combo adds so much character. Top that all off with the vintage Woodard chairs, and I am in heaven,
The newest look that I added to our mantel this year is the fun copper Merry Christmas banner from Target. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to DIY things. But, when Target makes something this cute, sturdy, and fun…for $12.99, I cannot pass it up! The copper is fairly thick and sturdy, and each letter is tied off individually so they stay in place perfectly. I couldn’t have made this for that little, much less the time saved- so I am calling this a huge win!
The mirror and sconces provide some gold to this combo, but I wanted to carry it down, so I added an awesome brass bucket I got at Goodwill for $5! The wooden tree has black and white felt balls in it to tie in the black and white pillow. When we tiled that fireplace I envisioned us snuggling around it at Christmas time, and some good decor surrounding it only enhances that!
So are you ready for some tips for mixing metals?
-First and foremost, don’t be afraid to do it!
-Chose one of the metals to be your main one, and then add in the others. Gold was our main one here!
-Get creative with how you incorporate them. Mirrors, candlesticks, buckets, banners, etc. There are so many small items that you can incorporate in without making it be overwhelming.
-If you feel like you’ve added too much, step back, take a minute, and re-evaluate.
I hope you guys liked our mixed metal Christmas mantel. Tell me a way that you are mixing things up this Christmas! Would love to hear it.