Fireplace Mantels

The design of fireplace mantel is as personal as every other design choice in your home. Choose a material and design that you will love looking at. Remember, there is no rule that says you have to choose one design over another. It is your home and it should reflect your taste, not the taste of anyone else.

Fireplaces have become the focal points in almost any rooms. That is why it is very important to decorate a fireplace with mantels. Decorating fireplace mantels is not difficult because the area that they usually occupy is very small. Just a few small accessories, a change in color or texture can do a whole lot of difference to your room. Here are the fireplace mantels design ideas for your consideration.

Great fireplace mantel surrounds

Great fireplace mantel surrounds
Great fireplace mantel surrounds. Image via fireplaceinsert.com

Some homeowners choose to create fireplace mantel designs out of stones. This is a good option for people who want to create a larger impression with their fireplace. Stone mantels are often chosen because they blend in well with a stone facade and surrounding wall.

Now a day’s stone and marble mantel are in fashion and they give a decent and attractive look to the surrounding. Fireplace mantels are built and are available in different materials such as stones and marbles and wood. Stone mantels are being used since hundreds of years because stone mantels were the first mantels which originated in the form of fireplace by cutting through walls.  Stone mantels are cost effective as they are extremely durable and safe and they do not get damaged easily.

Stone fireplace mantels give a very natural look to the surrounding and give a cozy feeling to the room.

Adorable Stone Fireplace Mantel

Adorable Stone Fireplace Mantel
Stone Fireplace Mantel. Image via stovax.com

Stone mantels are usually made from different stones such as limestone, granite and marbles which are natural stones. You can make your mantels out of concrete but they are usually in brown or gray color and this will give a dull effect to the room. The best and the most effective fireplace mantels are made out of stone because they do not let heat pass out through it and makes the room evenly warm and this helps in reducing the energy cost as well. The best from among them are the ones which are made of limestone because they look very attractive as they have patterns of limestone effects in them and they are available in different colors.

Limestone Fireplace Mantels

Lovely Limestone Fireplace Mantels
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The stone mantels are made from limestone and granite. Limestone is the most popular because of its rich quality and look and limestone mantels can easily go with any interior decor of the room. Limestone mantels are the best option as they are not that expensive and they are popular for their elegant look as they can boost the ambiance of any room easily. You need to keep fancy and elegant mantel so as to improve the look of the room. There are so many different colors and designs to choose from and you will not face any problems to select the one for your home, also get limestone fixed in pieces which looks elegant and is cheaper than the slabs or the custom built mantels.

If you are low on budget then you can buy stones and get fixed on the mantels which will cost low than having your custom built mantel. But one thing is for sure that stone mantels are extremely durable and you will have no need to change it from time to time as they can go on for a lifetime without causing any problems.

Marble fireplace mantel

Elegant marble fireplace mantel
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Mantels are available marbles and stones, these two are popularly used around the world and they are in demand because stone and marble mantels give a neat and elegant look.

The marble fireplace will probably be the center piece of consideration but you discover it not because of the magnificence it offers but due to its size. Some fireplace mantels are manufactured with a classic appear but its simplicity alone can add magnificence, sophistication and elegance to the whole room. Some others can create a contemporary appear if your current theme and finish is that from the modern age.

Favorable Rock Fireplace Mantel

Favorable Rock Fireplace Mantel
Rock Fireplace Mantel. Image via foundedproject.com

Rock mantels are usually made of different stones such as granite, limestone and river rock. You can find rock mantels in variety of designs and colors which will easily blend will the environment of the room. Stone mantels are suited for large fireplaces and they are beneficial because they do not get damaged or scratched easily. You can choose from different colors of rock to build your mantel which will be in contrast with the interior decoration and color of the room. You should take some time while making your decision but once you choose then you should stick to it because you will not change mantels from time to time. You can find huge variety of designs and colors to choose from for your fireplace in local fireplace stores in your city or you can find thousands of varieties on the internet.

Great Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels
Great Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels
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The Best Brick Fireplace Mantel
The Best Brick Fireplace Mantel
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Finding the right fireplace is just a matter of choice and of taste. Fireplace mantels can be made from stone, metal, and other types of wood as well as from oak.

Gorgeous Wood Fireplace Mantel

Gorgeous Wood Fireplace Mantel
Wood Fireplace Mantel. Image via burbankfireplace.com

A wood fireplace mantel has an exquisite aesthetic that provides a warm mood in the room. It provides an exquisite impression to the living room and bed room. A wood fireplace mantel can be modified to fit a certain room. It provides a warm ambiance for family and friends. Another unique characteristic of it is it is not difficult to position in the desired place of the room.

You can choose different designs such as classic, vintage, rustic, contemporary, traditional, and modern look. A mantel manufactured from wood gives a traditional appeal to the room. You can get these mantels built according to your choice and this is a good option because you will design it yourself and there will be nothing extra in it which will be outside your choice. This tends to be a bit expensive than pre built ones but having your own custom built mantel will be your own master piece.

Amazing Oak Fireplace Mantel

Amazing Oak Fireplace Mantel
Oak Fireplace Mantel. Image via electricfireplacesdirect.com

Oak is one of the most popular materials used in fireplace mantel designs, but that doesn’t mean that oak has to be your only option for a any mantel that you choose. The type of material you use will depend on the over all look you want to achieve.

An oak fireplace mantel can be modified to fit a certain room. It provides a warm ambiance for family and friends. Moreover, having an attractive one in your living room provides a decor stand point for special family heirlooms such as important photographs. Another unique characteristic of it is it is not difficult to position in the desired place of the room.

Spectacular Cedar Fireplace Mantel
Spectacular Cedar Fireplace MantelA mantel manufactured from cedar wood gives a traditional appeal to the room. You can choose different designs such as classic, contemporary, traditional, and modern look.

Two things to consider in selecting a fireplace are the efficiency and cost. A fireplace manufactured from solid wood is most proficient but it suits only to particular homes. The fireplace mantel should be carefully looked at because it becomes an instant focal point of the room. If you like a cozy atmosphere then have a wood fireplace mantel for your space.

Wood is combustible, so you may really need to test your fire protection system before installation. You need to be sure it’s installed above your fireplace at the correct peak, as well as it’s secured properly.

Elegant wrought iron fireplace mantel
Elegant wrought iron fireplace mantel
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That’s all about the various designs and type of Fireplace mantels for your consideration. For a more modern look, you might consider choosing a mantel that is made out of metal. Wrought iron is the most popular metal to use in a design because it is strong, durable and easy to work with. Many people who embrace modern art decorating schemes will choose an iron mantel piece because it allows the homeowner to have a useable mantel while not having it look conspicuous or take up a lot of space. No matter which kind of design you choose, safety has to be a priority.

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