Step 3 - The Mantle
If you have a mantle, then it's an automatic focal point. Just like making up your bed cleans up half your room, having a fresh mantle makes the whole room feel good.
If you don't have a mantle, then just look at the biggest piece of furniture (besides the couch) that takes up space. Do you have a sideboard, entry table. OK, maybe it IS the couch, but you don't just have to hang a "couch painting" over it. GASP. I know. I'm an artist who would love to sell you a large painting or print for that space over your couch. LOL
HOWEVER, you can make a mantle effect anywhere by hanging a shelf as an anchor and grouping both art and 3D lovelies.
Here's all I did for a quick Fall Freshup.
•Clear off the mantle.
The experts are right on this one. A blank canvas gives your dreams room to dance.