Whip out your inner designer and style your fireplace mantel to perfection to suit your decor scheme. Here we share some top tips and tricks to decorating your mantel like a professional.
Most fireplaces are positioned as the central focus in a room and therefore, should not be overlooked in the overall design scheme of your space. The mantel offers a perfect spot to display some of your favourite things and this is often the best position, in the middle of your living room, to show off some of your collectables and favourite pieces.
The Metropolitan Look
Achieve an eclectic layered look by displaying some of your favourite finds from your travels. Whether exotic earthenware or photographs from your adventures abroad, the mantel is a great reminder of the many places you have visited – bringing some exotic flair to your living space.
The Traditional Mantel
Nothing says regal beauty and classic elegance like an ornate fireplace mantel. Add a decorative touch – think a traditional gold framed mirror and 19th Century inspired wooden mantel with all the frills. Timeless and elegant!
The Contemporary Look
You don’t have to keep things simple here. Paint your fireplace surround in a bold hue and make it a talking point in the room. Add a modern mirror or lighting installation and let the contemporary flair shine through. If you’re going for a retro design scheme, metals such as copper and chrome are ideal or add glass elements with bold colours to brighten up this space.
The Understated Mantel
If you’re going for a Nordic design, then keep things simple and neutral. Paint your mantel and fireplace surrounds in a neutral colour to match the walls and allow it to blend into the background. Add a few natural decor elements in similar muted shades and create a peaceful and serene vibe.