Southern Living
fabric panels over a fireplace mantel

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Because the dark wood above the fireplace seemed to take over the space, Southern Living Assistant Projects Editor Mary Leigh Fitts suggested using fabric to soften the look and make the room more colorful and cozy. For visual impact, she decided on an Asian print that offered the bright, bold pattern the room lacked.

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http://www.myhomeideas.com/room-galleries/soften-your-mantel