A full fireplace mantel can be a beautiful addition to any home. As the weather gets cooler and the nights get longer, a mantel can be a great place for a family to come together at the end of a long day, unwind and spend some time together. When the Thanksgiving holidays roll around, a fireplace mantel can also be a wonderful place to come together and drowsily share some favorite family stories. This year make your fireplace mantel ready for the influx of family fun with a few helpful decorating tips.
Creating an elegant living space can be done with a several different decorative pieces, but a wood fireplace mantel can create an iconic and lasting image for your home. The Prestige Collection offers five detailed and unique wood fireplace mantels. Each fireplace mantel in the collection can be customized with your choice of one of the four wood types and an equally stunning paint or stain finish.
It’s finally October: the month of pumpkins, apple spice, cool nights, and bright reds and oranges. It’s also the month when most homeowners start to consider purchasing and installing a fireplace mantel into their home. But, before they can get started, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is: where should I put the mantel? Use these suggestions to find the best spot for yours.
A contemporary home decorating scheme focuses on straight lines, simplistic features and little details. In addition, modern homes focus on bold statement pieces and strong contrasting colors. A fireplace is the best statement piece for a modern home, but large ornamental fireplaces are often viewed as “too” traditional or bulky. To help you kick start your modern décor here’s a look at some contemporary mantels from Mantels Direct.
Mantels come in many materials: marble, cast stone and several different types of woods, and it can be hard to keep them straight. We’re here to help make the decision profess easier on you. We have narrowed it down to light, dark and something in-between so you can simply select an area that best describes your personal taste. Here are some of the most popular picks to help match your home décor.
With either book-top or side shelving cabinet surrounds, your fireplace will easily become a unique piece of furniture. A mantel surround does more than add additional shelving for a fireplace, though; it can also create an interesting focal point. Best of all, the mantel surrounds are available for both corner and wall fireplace units and can be used for electric, gas or wood fireplaces. We have compiled some of our most asked questions to help guide you to the decision that is best for you.
So, you have ordered the mantel and chosen the perfect fireplace insert for your home, but every time you look at the fireplace mantel you can’t shake the feeling that you’re missing something. What could it be? The answer is a simple and common one. In the rush to make the fireplace as perfect as possible for the home, many homeowners forget to add the small, homey touches to the surrounding area. To help you figure out what’s missing around your hearth, we have compiled a list of the top must-haves for your fireplace and mantel area.
Decorating for fall can seem like a challenge, especially for an outdoor patio area. To help keep the entertainment in the backyard, we’ve compiled some of these great fall patio decorating ideas including using autumn colors, hanging a wreath, and messing around with hay, pumpkins and gourds to channel the season.
Although the summer is winding down, more and more people are using their outdoor fire pit ring in to late autumn so they can continue to enjoy the outdoors despite the impending cool, crisp weather. A fire pit helps contain a fire so that everyone can safely enjoy the flame either in a backyard, a patio area or somewhere a little farther away from home, like a camping adventure. These designs can also be used in a covered area, such as a screened-in porch, throughout the year.
Gel fireplaces were introduced as ventless alternatives to wood or gas-burning fireplaces. While installation for the traditional wood or gas fireplaces can require heavy renovations to the home, gel fireplaces do not. They are also a perfect addition to a home that needs supplemental heat for only a short portion of the day. In addition, maintenance and upkeep are limited to routinely purchasing new cans so a flame can be produced.