When my kids were newborns the biggest waffle my brain could handle was whether to wear pajama bottoms or sweat pants, so I’ve got to hand it to Cloy. She and her husband have a new house, a new baby and a three year old, and she’s able to think about what to put over her mantel.
Here’s the situation: Cloy’s house has a back wall that is windows from the horizontal midline up (see above). She usually places a large vase full of flowers on the mantel but has not been out and about getting fresh flowers with a new baby.
Cloy currently has two glass framed photos there. She is now wondering whether she should go back to buying fresh flowers, hang up both photos, or find something else to put above the mantel.
Although she didn’t request it, I did a little digging in search of more options. Here’s what I came up with:
A set of 6 or 9 separate, smaller images that share a common theme or color, something like this
Or Cloy could find one large, horizontal piece of art to balance the 2 stories of windows, maybe something like the print over this bureau.
Another idea is to go with a less traditional material. Perhaps a great Marimekko print stretched tight like this
or a large, square piece made from reclaimed wood, like this.
Finally, I thought I should add something round into the mix to break up all those straight lines. Perhaps this mirror?
Art is personal and there is so much to choose from. With that in mind, let’s think about what shape would work best in this space. For this poll you can choose your top 2 options.
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