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Building and Decorating Fireplace Mantels

Updated on March 14, 2011

Something New for The Mantel!

Decorated Mantel for Winter!    from by:oh so very...
Decorated Mantel for Winter! from by:oh so very...

Your Fireplace and Mantel set the Room Temperature!

To start off I know a few men who redid the fireplace area and mantel as a surprise for their wives. They scored points big time. I have an uncle who did a fireplace for his in-laws. His in-laws were out of town, when they arrived in their home they couldn't believe how nice their new fireplace mantel was. To top it off they were impressed to find out their son-in-law put it together.

On this site are some pretty awesome videos, for the inexperience carpenter and the experienced carpenter.

For the Ladies, what would a mantel be? Without decorations. This time of year is perfect to make a change in your home and spruce up the mantel.

It is so great that you can change your decor anytime of year. And if you have an old mantel that can be changed to get a new look. What spice can be added to your home!

I think the wives score points too, when they can decorate their mantels. Most husbands are impressed too. Something that may see so simple, can really light up your mans eyes. Anyone can can impress a few people, surprising them with their decor capability!

Adding some lights and candles can really soften your atmosphere. Mirrors, Iron Art, Different Heights, Books, Pictures you name it, Be Creative. Decorating Mantels, is all about placement. Since the items aren't fixed you can try new looks all day long:)

Well, have fun! I'd like to hear some feed back, for any who have some success stories to share:)

Remote Control Mirror Above Fireplace

Ideas on how to decorate your mantel

Decorate your Christmas Mantel

A start, when decorating your mantel for Christmas!

This video clip, has some simple decorating for your mantel. I thought it was interesting that she decorated the mantel as if is were a swag. It seems this would be a good base to have to add your signature pieces. The mantel would be nice with some tall pieces or large votive's with candles. Maybe even some gold to tie in her wreath:)

Do you Have a Mantel to Decorate?

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    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      jennifer, thank you for stopping by...taking the time to read and comment. Nice to meet you:)

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      jennifertaylor91, You are so right about the fun of decorating a fireplace mantel:) For those who have one, I just love the idea of changing the look every so many months...just to give a different feel for the room. I agree "Simple Elegance" is the best for any decor a person is about to change:)

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      jennifertaylor91 6 years ago from USA

      Of course, you are going to right direction for crating elegance and warmth living room..I love your post because of your ideas are awesome..In your post, I most like remote control fireplace due to we can easily maintain temperature without any movement..Thanks


      Electric fireplace :-

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      It is so great, you can update the look of a room, just by changing the decor of your fireplace mantel. I too enjoyed these video's and ideas:) Thanks for stopping by each of you!

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      samiaali 7 years ago

      Hello heart4theword,

      Very nice article. You give some good ideas. I have a fireplace with mantel at home and agree with you on how fixing it up and decorating it can make it beautiful! Thanks.

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      restoremyheart 8 years ago

      Beautiful Hub! Love to decorate, if I had the money I would love that mirrored, fireplace mantel:) It is awesome!

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      uliveulearn 8 years ago from Canada

      Great ideas. I have bookmarked this hub to come back to when I am ready to improve on my mantel. Thanks

    • heart4theword profile image

      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      Glad you saw something that challenged you, for a new look for your mantel:) Have fun decorating!

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      christalluna1124 8 years ago from Dallas Texas


      Just to say hi and great idea. I guess it never crossed my mind to put anything except lace and candels on my mantel. Thanks for somee gret ideas.