Different projects can transform the interior and exterior of your home, and fireplace mantels are no exception. There are many different ideas for fireplace mantels and the design you settle on depends on size, budget, style and personal taste. It also helps to get some ideas for how it will be used and decorated, as they are focal points in any room as well as having a practical function. You want the fireplace to be able to do its job of heating the room but you also want something that is a decorative piece too that will add something to the room.
Ideas for Fireplace Mantels – Designs to consider
Here are some styles that you can choose for the fireplace mantel. Choose something that will fit with the room.
Bringing the Outdoors In
Make the decoration seasonal and change it every three months to suit what is happening outside. Flowers, branches, leaves if arranged well can make the fireplace mantel look elegant, natural and so on. Use tulips or roses in the summer, a garland of leaves in Autumn, pine cones. This also means you can also use the mantel easily for special times of the year such as Halloween or Christmas.
White is In
White is popular in houses that do not have young children with grubby fingers! It gives a room a simple, clean, elegant and classy feeling. There are a variety of items you can use, candles, flowers silk or fresh, ribbons, stones and so on.
Keep it Simple
Have a good painting above the mantel, a vase, a simple sculpture. You do not have to have a lot there or make it especially decorative. Simple works too. A glass bowl with colored stones in it, black rocks against a white mantel or a small houseplant.
Mirrors can be wonderful decorative items as well as practical pieces. Use a mirror above the mantel and then have flowers in front of it. You can choose from modern or vintage mirrors depending on what fits better in your room.
A mantel can also be a great place to keep important mementos that have sentimental value such as photos in nice frames, silver is often the best look for any room. Either have them grouped at either end of the mantel then have a different center pieces such as flowers or candles, or have them arranged all along the mantel.