Mantel Decorating Ideas for a New Look

Mantel Decorating

Whether you’ve lived in your home for years, or have just recently moved to a home with a fireplace, you know how the mantel can be the focal point of the home.

Often, it’s the first place someone looks upon entry to the living area, and is a great reflection of our personality and style. So, whether you decorate once or update seasonally, you want to make sure your mantel reflects your awesome personality.

Balance and Scale

The key to remember is BALANCE. You want a symmetrical, balanced feel to your room. Consequently, it will feel streamlined and well put together. You can go about this in classic or modern ways. But in the end, you want it to feel balanced.

The second main key to remember is SCALE. You want to highlight the space but you don’t want to overwhelm the room with pieces that are too large for the space. Play with different sizes and colors in order to get the feel that you like.

Here are a few ideas to place with as you get started…

Greenery. Often, fire places are tough and heavy, with construction of brick or stone. They can easily make the room feel heavy and dark if they are not adorned properly. Lighten and soften the space with the use of green plants.

Art Pieces. If you have a large piece of art, a great place to hang it may be above the mantel. The eye is already drawn to the area, and it can be a great place to display your fine tastes.

Mirrors. The use of a mirror can make the room feel double it’s size. Because mirrors come in a variety of shapes and borders, they will add great character to a space. Also, the reflective surface will add light to the space.

TVs. It’s pretty common to hang the television above the mantel. For that, we suggest wall mountings and lovely and simple frame around the television. Also, make sure your furniture is arranged in a way that is comfortable to see the TV.

Seasonal. Lastly, f you’re super creative or motivated, you can change out the decor for the holidays or seasons. It’s a fun way to add some personality and character into the space.

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Dinner Table Fun

Dinner Table Fun

Dinner Table in Modern Time

The dinner table can serve as a source for many different things. In Modern times the dining room table was across the room from the kitchen. This made it easier to serve food. The dining room table was where everyone in the castle gathered to enjoy a meal. The first tables were generally long and rectangular. But this day in age there are many different kinds of dining tables. They can come in all different shapes, styles and sizes. But they all still serve the same purpose. This is more than just enjoying a meal.

Family Mealtime

In the past family mealtime was considered a tradition. Now some families don’t even enjoy a meal in the same room anymore. The table is more commonly used for events or holidays. Although not all families are the same, some still believe in the importance of a family meal. It is a time for everyone in the house to unite as one.

Staying Connected

It is always a great idea to have family and friends over as often as possible. This allows everyone a chance to share what is going on in their lives. This is an easy way to stay connected and involved with your loved ones. Even a great game and some snacks can strike up a great conversation. It’s important to stay in touch and let each other know that you care.

Gatherings with Guests

Every now and then the guys like to get together and have a night with their friends. Well ladies like a good girl’s night as well. The table can be where everyone gathers for a game night and a couple margaritas. Playing adult games as a group can almost always be considered a blast. It gives you a little time with people your own age and allows you to set aside some adult fun. Some great games for adults are Taboo, Apples to Apples and even a good old fashioned card game.

Children around the Table

Kids love to have a game night and sleep over with family and friends. A night making Play Dough farm animals can be fun but also messy. The dining table is the perfect place for an Arts and Crafts kind of night. It is much better to make a mess at the table than on your carpet. It is also easier to clean up. It doesn’t take much to please kids. A little creativity can go a long way. Don’t be afraid to join in on the fun. Let your inner child out and get your hands dirty with them.

Organization

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“The average amount of time that the average American spends looking for misplaced things over the course of a lifetime is one year.” ~Harper’s Index~

Organization Service

In today’s society, we are so busy all the time. We have so many things to do and so little time to do it. Entirely too much time is spent looking for things that we lost. Think about how many times a day that you can’t find your keys or your favorite earrings. This sounds silly, but it is more serious than you think. We live in a world where time is precious. Why spend time searching for things? Our professionals know how to put things into order and arrange your belongings so that you have more time for the important things in life. Read more below about the types of organization service that we offer.

Bedroom Organization

When having company over, sometimes we tend to clean the front of the house and neglect our own personal space. We just throw everything else in the bedroom and shut the door so that nobody can see it. We think to ourselves “I will put it all away when everyone leaves”. However that doesn’t always happen. We end up exhausted from playing host and head straight for the bed. The piles of stuff may stay there for a week or even a month. For some that are so busy, this is just normal. If you are someone who sleeps next to a pile of clothes or someone who has shopping bags covering half of your bedroom, let our organization service help you gain some peace again.

Closet Organization

Between work and play, our closets can become a disaster. Especially as women, we have so many shoes and a different necklace for every outfit. We can rearrange your closet to put things back in order where they belong. We can also do a total make over on your closet including closet inserts, space savers and shoe racks. Our professionals have experience in our organization service and would be happy to assist you in making your closet easier to access.

Pantry Organization

Have you ever thought about organizing your pantry? We can sometimes find it difficult to work, cook, dinner, clean, and spend time with the family. Sooner or later we begin to slack in an area and the last thing that we want is for that area to be your family. Having your pantry professionally organized can be a major time saver for you. When everything has a place and its clearly labeled, you can find dinner at a glance. No more digging. You will always be able to see what you have and what you need to buy with little effort.  Our organization service is the best in town!

Kitchen Cabinet Organization

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could wiggle our nose and the perfect bowl with a lid just appears in our hand? That never seems to be reality though. In all honestly, we are usually bent over digging through some cabinet that we designated for plastics of all sorts. Eventually we will find a bowl that works, but we waste a lot of time and effort searching. This can make us frustrated. Organizing our kitchen cabinets can make a big difference in the attitude that we have about cooking or cleaning.

No matter what your organizational needs are, we can help you. Our professionals provide excellent quality organization service. Simply call our customer service team 817-395-2136 or fill out the comment box below and we will get back to you.

Spring Cleaning

Everybody needs a good spring cleaning, even if you are a clean freak. It really helps to get fresh eyes from professional cleaning staff who know what to look for. During a spring cleaning, our cleaning staff seeks out dirt that is far beyond the surface.

Clutter and Closet Organization

Clutter and piles of stuff that we may not even need, builds up in our homes. This is often the stuff that we throw in our bedroom and shut the door or stuff in the closets when guests come over. Everybody needs a spring cleaning once or twice a year to help keep clutter under control and manageable. Our children can sometimes be the worst about storing clutter under the bed, behind the dresser, and in the closet.

Residue and Build Up

Over time, even in new homes dirt, residue, and build up happens in places homeowners aren’t even aware of. It can be so embarrassing when you have guests over and something gets moved that you haven’t moved in a year or longer.

For example: Let’s say you have planned the perfect Mother’s Day dinner and the entire family has come over. You really meant to get the house cleaned up but just ran out of time between planning, shopping and cooking. Just as dinner is near finished, you drop the serving spoon behind the stove. As a perfect gentleman, you new father-in-law offers to pull the stove out for you. With the entire family standing around your kitchen watching, your unknowing father-in-law reveals your darkest dirt. You may not even suspected it but it is always a shocker to find food, trash, and sticky dust. This is a good example of a time that spring cleaning would be a good idea.

Spring Cleaning

There is a greater importance of getting a spring cleaning on your house than just avoiding embarrassing moments with your new in-laws. Cleaning your home in this type of detail is part of the regular maintenance of a home. It is important to take care of your home. If residue is left too long, it could turn to mold. It is very important to keep your home clean to avoid any damage to your home. If you have never had a spring clean or it has just been a long time, please call us to help you get your house in order.

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