The chimney, or fireplace, was once the center of the house. Not only provide heat for the occupants of the house, but also heated their food. Family and guests gathered around the fireplace every day to enjoy its warmth and attend the dinner. Today, we rely more on fire for our daily needs, but still maintains a central decorative role. Show your fireplace mantels to dress up with materials that match and accent your home’s decor.
Education to dress fireplace mantels: cover the mantle with scrap fabric or lace. Let the fabric drape down coat for added drama. Sew tassels on the fabric for a touch of elegance. Put stanchions on both sides of the mantle or of the group of three stanchions together at one end. Place candles in candlesticks.
Hang a large mirror over the mantel mantle or set it on the mantle and lean against the wall. Book ends in front of the mirror and place vintage books in between. Place small decorative items on the fireplace mantels, as small alarm clocks, antique bottles and pottery.