20 Mantel and Bookshelf Decorating Tips

Be your own decorator. In just a few hours, turn a cluttered, style-less mantel or bookshelf into your living room's showstopping focal point.

Be Slightly Off Center

Take a cue from designer Sarah Richardson and give a traditional living room updated style with frames hung asymmetrically above the fireplace. Tall branches in an Oriental vase to the left of the frames fill the void and create balance.

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