The fireplace is the anchor of the room, which means all eyes will be on how you style the mantel.
Neutral colors are extraordinarily versatile, setting the stage for any kind of decor. You can create nearly any atmosphere: minimalist and modern, understated and elegant, calming and comfortable. Nothing balances a space as well as neutrals.
There’s also a trick to decorating with neutrals. As with many things, the simpler and more effortless something looks, the more thought and skill are involved in creating it. Here are some tips for creating a neutral-toned decor.