Mantle Decorating

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Hints and Advice, Natural Stone, Tile

Even though you may not turn on or build a fire in your fire place anytime soon, you can still think about making the fireplace or mantle a focal point in your home. Check out these new design ideas!

  • The classic mirror-over-fireplace trick can reflect traditional or modern tastes, depending on which style of mirror you choose. You can see this idea in the photo on the left.
  • Get dramatic with a painted fireplace surround, glamorous black slate (not ceramic tile) and an elegant wood mantel.
  • Forgo a mantel for the sleek look of stone, all the way up to the ceiling.
  • Iridescent glass mosaic tile makes your hearth the jewel of the home.
  • Make a cool, contemporary and powerful focal point in your room with a large-scale slate hearth.
  • Try an extremely simple design with one piece of wood and a few pictures on top, like the photo below.

Aren’t these great ways to update your fireplace and make it a showpiece in your family room? Remember, that there are lots of tile options to choose from if you decide to go that route in sprucing up your fire place area.  You can’t go wrong when it comes to decorating the home with your own style.  Be sure to jazz up your mantle the way you want!

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