In many homes, the fireplace is not designed to be an essential focal point of a room. 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 command attention nor have a presence needed to be a strong focal point in a room.
There are countless ways to transform existing fireplace mantel, 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.
Refresh a traditional room that has a grand fireplace mantel by keenly editing furnishings and choosing suitable fireplace accessories.
Top the mantel with seasonal flowers, botanical prints and add a personal touch with decorative accessories.
Paint the walls of a family room a soothing shade of green color and keep fabric patterns subtle to cultivate relaxation and comfort.
Objects don’t have to be placed symmetrically on a mantel – alone candlestick, decorative box, or unusual vases can provide a perfect finishing touch.
You can also replace your old mantel with a fabulous hand-carved wood mantel from our collection.