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21 Fireplace Mantel Decoration Ideas

Fireplaces are very beautiful regardless of the type of home or décor you have. They are very cozy and their designs can vary according to the style you prefer. Still, it’s not that simple to integrate a fireplace into your home. You need to make it seem like a part of the picture and for that some decorative skills are necessary. Here are some ideas that you can use. You’ll find traditional, modern and even country decorative ideas and they are all interesting and adaptable.

Since the fireplace is such an eye-catching element in any home, whatever you choose to place on the fireplace mantel or on the wall in crucial and can change the whole décor. Of course, you would have to adapt these ideas presented here to the dimensions of your own mantel and the type of fireplace you have. Also, you need to make sure that the size of the decorations you use for display is appropriate for the dimensions of the fireplace as to create a nice visual balance.

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If you prefer a traditional look, candles would be nice choice. It’s sort of a clichee already but so is the traditional décor. Some candles, usually two, in silver or crystal candlesticks would look beautiful on the fireplace mantel. Place them on the ends of the mantle, maybe with a photo between them. Also, you could choose different-sized candles. Another traditional decoration can be obtain using flowers. Use some fresh flowers in a tall vase, either alone or near the candles and you get a romantic look.

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If you prefer something more modern then it would be best to keep it simple. Minimalist decors are usually the way to go. You could use for example a simple sculpture in the center or a piece of art. You can also leave the mantel as such if the fireplace is colorful and bold.
For country casual decors you could use things like a small box or jar, maybe a plant or a framed embroidery piece. The result will be a cozy look.

As for the wall, a large picture with a tranquil look like a mountain or the ocean is somethins you can use for all types of decors.{pictures from diynetwork and bhg}

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Posted in Interiors on November 8, 2011

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