Once upon a time I saved this picture with the caption "one day I will have an enormous brick fireplace." And guess what?! Now I do!
While my brick fireplace/wall is surprisingly similar to this in many ways, there is one element that is largely different and therefore largely difficult.
This fireplace has a very small, very simple mantelpiece. They threw a few pretty books on it and BAM. Done.
My mantelpiece stretches ALL the way across the wall. The whole dang wall. One long, huge mantelpiece. And I do. not. know. how. to. decorate. it. At all. It's like I need to hire a special mantelpiece stylist to come over and, from the depths of the random pretty things in my house that I wouldn't mind displaying, decorate for me. But, you know, I can't afford one. Oh, and even if I could, I'd still sort of rather just do it myself.
Do any of you have a super long mantelpiece? What do you do with it? Right now mine feels way too cluttered, but when I take things down, it feels empty and sad. Help me, internet buddies!
Have a great day, preferably without any mantel-angst.