Layer Artwork on Your Mantel for an Unexpectedly Cool Display

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There are a lot of things to love about this living room — the trendy indigo couches, the pretty statement rug, the perfect-shade-of-white walls — but the detail we love the most is the ingenious art placement. Rather than simply hanging one painting above the fireplace, interior designer Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors layers two paintings to create an unexpected vignette. And we're totally digging the casual cool vibe the leaning painting on the mantel gives to the whole room. After all, who says you have to choose just one piece to show off? Some design rules are meant to be broken.

Choose one vertical portrait to feature as the leaning artwork, between this one and this one.

"Rose Queen" Art Print ( starting at $20 )

Megan Beauchamp

Megan Beauchamp

Megan Beauchamp is a lifestyle writer and editor. Her writing has appeared on Bustle, The Kind, Brit+Co., and BUST, among others.