Weather around the world change dramatically and plays and change the atmosphere with no time. If you are experiencing heavy winter you always look for options to warm and a fireplace is invariably the focal point of any house or room during such conditions. There is no any other good reason why it’s one of the most desirable features in any home, whether it is new or old, as it adds warmth, coziness visually or literally immensely and it’s striking in looks.
Pic via; durasupreme You may have an existing fireplace or mantel that needs to be dressed up or may be to give more attention and here we thought to bring up and discuss how to give an important role and make it the focal point or the best place for you to feel warm and comfortable.
Pic via; castrodesignstudio A mantel can be just a shelf above the fireplace or a real decorative beams or moldings go around the open fireplace. These are just basic fireplaces, which people used to have in old days, which creates and symbolized the real fireplace in a house.
Pic via; castrodesignstudio With time, people were creative to give new life to the basic fireplaces and they created overmantel, which is a decorative treatment above the mantel that often incorporates a picture, mirror, or some more shelving. These mantels we can see from many Victorian days, which has decorated with mirrors flanked by shelves that displayed knickknacks.
Pic via; castrodesignstudio Again we always need to consider and give a second thought what fireplace or mantel type will suit you most with your decor plans. The pared down simplicity of a contemporary interior may go with a mantel less fireplace, for an example, a stucco finished wall around the opening or unadorned mantel.
Pic via; durasupreme For traditional rooms, there are unlimited choice of reproduction and salvaged mantels in period styles, including Colonial and Victorian. These mantels are usually made of marble, stone, wood or copper. A brick mantel is constructed as part of the entire fireplace.
Pic via; jute home As we mentioned, mantels can dressed up in many ways, to hold up all knickknacks or our favorite collection of candles or flower pots. There is no limitation in any of these as long as it carryout the theme of the design plan whether it is traditional or contemporary.
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