I redecorate my mantle just about every month, but it's never very drastic. After taking down all my Christmas decorations, I decided to not put anything back that was there before Christmas. Well, kinda. I put the bird picture back. But that's really it. I decided to use books as the base of decorating. And since I got a couple more hurricane vases from my mother-in-law, I incorporated that too.
Fill clear vases with decorative balls or anything really of interest.
I took a chunky frame and put in a picture that I took in China.
I wanted the mantle to look antique-y and comfortable and interesting. I'm hoping it doesn't look cluttered or suggest I'm too lazy to walk to the bookshelf :).
The decorating didn't cost me a dime! I already owned everything-- best way to decorate/remodel!
I tried to dress to match my mantle and came up with this:
black dress: GAP
brown belt: Walmart
gray heather tights: Walmart
brown boots: gojane.com
jewelry: tiffany's (i've got a great man ;) )