Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Heat up Your Fireplace in a Stylish Room with Chairs and a Painting.

The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern examples of mantels that are sure to lift your fireplace to greater appeal.

A living room with a stylish mantel and a fireplace.
Beautiful traditional mantel (sharpening.biz)

Traditional fireplace mantels have a classic appeal and enhance the overall appearance of the fireplace.  Carved wood, stone or composite materials make up these stylish choices.  Classically lined or intricately carved mantels are the perfect piece for embracing the focal point of your room.

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Ornate Mantel.
Carved wood mantel dresses up the fireplace (décor-denysecohen)
Heat up Your Fireplace with a Mantel.
Stone mantel is architectural enhancement (balmerstudios)
A living room with a stylish fireplace.
Beautiful details enhance this mantel (electricfireplacelogs)
A stylish fireplace in a living room.
Fireplace mantel (archiexpo)
Heat up Your Living Room with a Stylish Fireplace.
Painted wood mantel surrounds stone fireplace (Pinterest)
A dining room with a wooden table and chairs featuring a stylish fireplace mantel.
Beautiful mantel contrasts this modern setting (invitinghome)
An ornate fireplace with a stylish mantel.
Classic mantel (jazzyliving)
A living room with a stylish fireplace.
Beautiful traditional mantel (puresitejo)
A stylish living room with a fireplace.
Charming fireplace mantel (apartmentlifestyle.net)

Rustic mantels have a charm that invites family and guests to gather around the fireplace on cool nights.  Natural woods are an appealing option for the rustic mantel.  The unique character of each wood species is highlighted and adds a touch of nature to the home.

A stylish fireplace mantel.
Twisted juniper mantel (littlebranchfarm)
Heat up Your Living Room with a Stylish Fireplace
Rustic mantel (HGTV)
Stone Fireplace Mantel
Simple wood mantel enhances stone fireplace (hechlers)
A cozy log cabin with a stylish mantel and a fireplace.
Rustic wood mantel gives proportion to fireplace (decorbie)
Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel in a Living Room.
Beautiful natural fireplace mantel (Houzz)

Simple shelf mantels give a finished look to stone and brick fireplace surrounds.  Any additional embellishments can be added with a mantel display and artwork.

A stylish fireplace in a living room.
Rustic wood mantel (examsuites)
A stylish living room with a brick fireplace.
Simple shelf as mantel (ambranews)

Modern mantels are sleek and simple for the most part.  This style integrates well into contemporary rooms and offers a finished look to the fireplace.

A living room with brown furniture and a fireplace, featuring a stylish mantel to heat up the ambiance.
Modern stone fireplace mantel (mwbnote)
A living room with a stone fireplace and stylish chairs.
Simple fireplace mantel (starlightdreamer.net)

Asymmetrical designs work well with shelving units that surround the fireplace.  This gives interest and balance to the fireplace area when there are several elements.  Overall, this is a very fresh and modern aesthetic.

A living room with wood paneling and a stylish fireplace mantel.
Shelf fireplace mantel (livshome)
A stylish living room with a fireplace.
Asymmetrical fireplace mantel (ambranews)
A living room with a fireplace and a stylish mantel.
Beautiful wood tones highlight this fireplace mantel (homeportfolio)

There are some fireplaces that just don’t require a mantel.  They stand out on their own and create quite a focal point for any room.

A stylish mantel in a room with a fireplace heat up the ambiance.
No mantel needed with this artisan fireplace (gahr.metalart)
A stylish mantel for your fireplace.
No mantel needed with this artisan fireplace (gahr.metalart)

It’s that time of year again when we turn our thoughts to warm nights snuggled up next to the fire.  Turn up the heat in your home with a statement-worthy mantel.

 

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