6 Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel
The glow of a fire might be the last thing you want to think of after being outside in sultry Houston, TX weather. But if you learn how to decorate your fireplace, your hearth can be a year-round pleasure. Glam your fireplace in any of the countless ways to shift from ashy to flashy or from winter classic to summer fantastic. Six ideas follow.
1-Brighten Things Up
Your style may be modern, minimalist, contemporary, or vintage but designers recommend adding bright colors. A coastal motif is naturally brilliant and works with shades of blue, mint, turquoise, and aqua. You may opt to mix neutral and natural hues with bright colors such as yellow, pink, red, orange, or green.
2-Reflect the Sunlight
You can enhance the natural light coming through your windows and give your fireplace glam by placing an oversized mirror above the mantel. Add touches of décor that represent your unique flair. Be sure one or more bright colors are in the mix.
3-Display Stunning Art
A unique idea in a room with classic style is to use your well-scrubbed hearth as an art display. Frame out a sculpture or artistic piece of some kind in the hearth. Above the mantel, hang a picture that coordinates perfectly with the hearth décor. Very little should be added to the mantel. Whatever you place there, it should serve to complete the overall effect.
4-Go Country Chic
Energize your fireplace scene with a dazzling farmhouse design. Consider painting your hearth surround in sunlight yellow. In front, fill the hearth area with lush florals set in barrels, churns, and crates. On the mantel, add large, framed signage and sunny blooms in vintage glass vases. Add one or more flowers above and below that stand out because they hint at the sun-drenched shade of the surround.
Place a small antique bench in front of the hearth. Add some pillows with a rustic feel. Set an antique wooden window frame on the mantel as a backdrop. Then showcase favorite vintage pieces, such as old cameras or any antiquated collection that can be displayed on the mantel. Add candles on iron candlesticks, and the color of the candles should coordinate with the pillows on the bench below.
There are many beautiful ways to go with a coastal theme as you plan to decorate your fireplace mantel. To display your fervor for the coastal theme, start with a pillow in a charming wicker basket on the hearth opposite a large ceramic piece. Hang a coordinating seascape above the mantel. Add a variety of blue vintage bottles and place bright contrasting flowers in large glass vases.
Move the Mantel Décor for Guardian Chimney Sweep
Another important thing to do is to schedule your annual chimney inspection and cleaning. Be sure to move all items from your mantel before the CSIA-certified chimney experts at Guardian Chimney Sweep arrive. Your home will be safe from the mess in your chimney flue as the creosote is removed, but the work is vigorous. We certainly do not want to mess up the way you decorate your fireplace in summer. Contact Guardian Chimney Sweep
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