As 2013 winds down, exciting new trends have begun to emerge in fireplace mantel decorating. While the 2012 season showcased designs made to impress with intricate details, the 2013 season focused on bringing it back to the basics — and it doesn’t look like the trend will disappear in 2014.
You’ve got the candy, you’ve decorated the front porch, and you’re decked out in the best Halloween costume you could find, but after surveying the room you realize you’re fireplace mantel is the only item in your home not decorated. With no time to run to the store, you need to make sure your fireplace would make even Frankenstein smile.
For homeowners looking to have a more cost-effective and visually pleasing fireplace, artificial fireplace log sets are a creative and effective solution. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, an artificial log set does not require constant attention or replacements while still maintaining a beautiful flame effect that family and friends can enjoy. Log sets are available in gas, electric and gel.
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.