Without a mantle, fireplaces are nothing more than dark holes in the wall. Add a mantle, and the room is transformed from a flat boring space to a retreat filled with a nuance of warmth and comfort. Fireplace mantel decor can quickly become the focal point of the room. Whether the mantel is adorned with elegantly framed family photos, or it is used as the base for a large flat-screen television, the design of the mantel should reflect the character of the room. Mantels can even be used to display a sampling of your favorite books, perhaps flanked on both sides with shelves of books to house your entire library.
Fireplace mantel decor can be designed to fit the character of any room from the most rustic cabin retreat to the most grand drawing room. If you want to change the look of your fireplace and the room, then you only need to replace the mantel for a completely new look. From modern to more traditional designs, mantels should reflect the room’s style and purpose. Painted wood mantels can blend with the room’s color scheme. Brick or tile mantels lend a touch of class and luxury to the room’s ambiance. Stone and timber mantels create a warm cozy atmosphere. The value and comfort of your home can be dramatically improved by investing in designing a beautiful mantel.