The mantel is the piece that always gets festive whenever there’s a special occasion. On Halloween it gets decorated with pumpkins and other themed items, on Christmas it gets a wreath or Christmasy decorations and Valentine’s Day it gets decorated with hearts and romantic elements. There are all sorts of mantel decorations that you can make by yourself for this romantic occasion.
For example, you can make a lovely wreath or you can make a garland to hang on the mantel. You can also cut out some hearts from colored paper and spread them all over. Flowers are also popular decorations and they create a romantic atmosphere when placed in a beautiful vase. Of course, you can be creative and come up with all sorts of other ideas. Find the thing that makes you happy and that defines love for you and use it as a symbol.
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Use the mantel as a display area for all the little romantic things you want to integrate in the décor. The colors you choose are important but so are the symbols. Candles, for example, are always romantic. You can use them on the table for some subtle and intimate light during dinner but you can also place them on the mantel. For some more inspiring ideas, take a look at the following examples.