by Linda
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There is something about decorating in the minimalist style. It makes a space seem larger and uncluttered. Follow along to see one idea for decorating your mantle in this style. And the best part is you may already have all the items in your home.

Step 1: As you can tell from the photo baskets are going to play a big part on your mantle. Begin by collecting an assortment of 4 or 5 baskets to hang on the wall. You will also need some thin nails, tall vase, eucalyptus, garland and candles.

Step 2: Place your vase and greenery on one side of your mantle.

Step 3: Now position your first basket next to the vase. You can be spontaneous with this and place then randomly or place all the baskets on the floor in front of the mantle and create your design.

Step 4: If you have any basket placemats you can use them too. Now run a nail through the weave and hang a placemate too.

Step 5: Repetition is a great design element. If you have two identical baskets put them both on the wall.

Step 6: Add your last basket again with a nail and it is time for more accessories on the mantle.

Step 7: Place some of your favorite candles on the shelf and a garland and your mantle is complete.

Now it is time to light your candles, sit back and enjoy your new room. Click the post below for me photos and tips. And if your looking for more mantle ideas try my styling mantles post.

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  • BJ Land BJ Land on Feb 24, 2024

    For baskets and other light weight items, I use straight sewing pins. It takes a little practice with a light weight hammer, so as not to bend the pin, but it is sooo worth it. Tiny little holes that are virtually invisible. You'll be amazed at what you can hang and re-hang with pins.

  • Pat Pat on May 20, 2024

    Sorry, to me it looks hurried, unfinished, like company was coming and it was the only thing you could find to put up there. Maybe it's too common for you, but to me a large mirror or painting would look so much better. At least it would be worthy of looking at - keep the baskets for the dining room table.