Types of fireplace mantels and the importance of design

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Once you have decided to invest into a fireplace for your home you need to consider which one of the millions of fireplace mantels will be suitable for you.

Fireplace mantels or mantelpiece date back to medieval times and their sole purpose was to catch the smoke of the burning fire. Nowadays mantels have become an accessory and are used as a decorative element. Simple, classic or elaborate designs add original accents to the fireplace design and the overall appearance of the room.

Fireplace mantels have a great decorative value

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How to choose the right fireplace mantel for my fireplace? What is the best material for fireplace mantels? These are among the first questions people ask themselves when choosing a mantelpiece. The most important thing about your mantel is that it matches the fireplace design and the interior. Unless you wish a dramatic contrast, it is advisable to try and unite the overall design concept of your home and your fireplace. Wood mantels, stone mantels, sinless steel, copper, marble, stucco – all these materials have proven to be of high quality and with great decorative value. An additional touch to the fireplace mantels are the accessories – sculptures, candles, paintings, family photos – all these create the personal touch.

Fireplace mantels designs and styles

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One of the most popular styles for fireplace mantels is the rustic style. A rustic mantel shelf on a stone fireplace immediately conjures up the image of a mountain retreat, of peace and relaxing holiday. Rustic style is focused mainly on warmth and comfort. Wood fireplace mantels are typical for the rustic style but nowadays modern mantels made of wood are becoming quite popular. Modern designs use materials like steel, marble or stucco but this does not diminish the decorative values of the mantels at all. On the contrary, it offers unexpected and creative approach to fireplace mantels design and intriguing ideas.

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 Stone and wood are always a good combination

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The mantel can be decorated with personal items – books, pictures, etc

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 Wood is a classic material for mantels

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