To save green on greenery, Atlanta designer Devon Garner says artificial palm stems are a great choice on a mantel because of their height. You only need a couple palms to make an impact. She pulled together a painting from a discount home decor store and urns priced at 50 percent at a furniture store for this rustic fireplace decor.
Recycling isn't just for cans. This mantel and fireplace were designed and constructed completely from reclaimed wood, adding an element of comfort and drama, while staying consistent with the rustic, shabby chic feel of the space.
A rustic stone fireplace with a substantial wood mantel sets the stage for this comfortable living space. Simple seating options — a brown sofa and leather armchair — are offset by a wild zebra-print rug, adding a contemporary touch to an otherwise classic room.
If you have a lidded ceramic jar, fill it for free with natural reeds or branches from nearby pond or lake. Then use the lid as part of your decor, by simply leaning it against a small stack of books. You won't have to buy another accessory to fill that space. This rustic mantle is in a home on north Georgia's Lake Burton, in the Waterfall Club community.
The white brick fireplace gets lots of rustic charm and textural interest from the unfinished wood mantel. In front of the window, a sheer curtain allows for privacy while still letting in natural light.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this double-sided fireplace by painting the brick bright white and adding a modern wood mantel. The adjacent dining area features floating wood shelves and a chalkboard wall for a cafe-like atmosphere.
The fireplace in the living room was completely redesigned. The surround was created with smooth brown limestone. Tiny limestone tiles decorate the top of the bench; the designer positioned them herself to make their varying shades as harmonious as possible. The mantel is reclaimed wood.
This renovated ranch home by Atlanta-based Renewal Design Build sports a modern take on the conventional fireplace mantel. The mantel, custom built by Timberland Cabinets, is a splurge, but the white accessories stand out and can be copied for any budget. A single sprig in a pretty vase saves money over a full bouquet of fresh flowers.
This gorgeous pavilion welcomes guests into the one-acre private retreat. Exposed wood beams combine with a lantern-style light fixture draw the eye up, while stacked stone columns bring a rustic quality to the space.