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fireplace mantel decorating

Fireplace as Focal Point

In many homes the fireplace is not designed to be important focal point of a room. In order to keep costs down in a lot of homes builders and developers installed zero-clearance fireplace mantels with inexpensive marble or granite surround set within uninspired, prefabricated wood mantel. The fireplace mantels are usually painted white to match the trim in the home. The result - a lackluster fireplace that doesn't really commands attention nor have a presence needed to be a strong focal point in a room.

There are countless ways to transform existing mantels, as long as you respect your architecture and the scale of the room the fireplace occupies.

Try painting your mantel a brilliant color in high-gloss white.

Embellish your mantel with big, chunky molding, or hang a large picture above it.

Use cast brass fireplace screen to cover the firebox.

Or replace your old mantel with fabulous hand-carved wood mantel from our collection.

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