Have you ever been obsessed with interior design, apartment, and felt it never finished and always looking for one decor piece to dress your home up? In one sense, this is a good thing, as I’m still open to working with new furniture finding its way into my room. But on the other hand, I sometimes feel like I’m playing an endless game of musical chairs. Anybody with me, huh?
Recently thanks to Facebook Marketplace, I scored a big, like-new white West Elm dresser for a fraction of the retail price. Needless to say, I was very excited. But as soon as I took the dresser home, I was still a little unsure about how to best style such a large chest alongside the other pieces in my bedroom. My main concern was that the wide wall perpendicular to my bed was still fully open, and I was struggling to fill it.
Although I’ve been lusting for a long time over luxury cabinets, I was worried about adding another bulky case piece to the room, and since I enjoy redecorating frequently, I didn’t want to make a big splurge. Every time I thought of adding a large decor piece and calling it a day, I noticed that most of the furniture I gravitated toward the wood shades, which I worried would contrast with the white lacquered shade of the dresser.
How I Found My Perfect Décor Piece?
Then one morning, I found the right answer. While doing one of my several regular scrolls via Facebook Marketplace (as you can tell, I’m a big fan), I spotted a beautiful, incredibly cheap, white brick fireplace mantel just an hour away from home. Anyone who’s ever wanted an effortlessly chic Parisian apartment or a cozy farmhouse-inspired living room knows how a mantel fireplace—real or false—can really make a space. They are the ideal styling history, for one, but they also add mystery and depth in such a way that even the most complex pieces of furniture cannot be completely reproduced.
Having previously lived in a historic row house unit with mantels galore, I had found myself largely lacking this sweet detail when I moved into my current space. When I knew that I could easily buy a fake mantle for a fake architectural mystery, it was done. During the previous Facebook Marketplace binge, I managed to grab a more conventional fireplace surround to add French flair to my living room, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with adding another one.
Of course, the decor piece was super heavy, so it wouldn’t be conducive to my redecorating habit, which was one drawback as a serial furniture mover. However, I was able to compromise on the basis of how full-bodied and comfortable it looked—not to mention that I was already drilling about how lovely the decor piece would look draped with a festive garland in December. With the aid of a professional moving service, the decor piece made its way to my apartment later the same day and I was immediately in love.
Now the mantel is one of the first things I see every time I walk into my bedroom and based on the excitement of my friends when I posted about the glow-up on Instagram, it was 100 percent the right decision. Since there are no doors or drawers to open, a decor piece of this kind is the ideal solution for a narrow space that requires a little love. Not to mention that it made my city apartment bedroom feel like a relaxing Nordic retreat, which is definitely the vibe I need in my life right now.
Do you like this decor piece? It’s one of the amazing to add fashionable and cozy touches to your home décor. There’s no reason not to give this a try. The mantel is also a great home decor gift that you should give to your loved ones.
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