Brick Fireplace with Mantel Decorated for the Holidays
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
Brick Fireplace with Decorated Mantel in Traditional Living Room
This asymmetrical mantel display has a lively vibe and message. You can find affordable letters at arts and crafts stores to create a word, such as "Joy," or phrase that's meaningful to you and paint the letters in a metallic or any color you wish. This room was designed by Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors as part of home makeovers for families by the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta. The mantel previously held a mishmash of books and frames.
The beautiful brick fireplace was a major focal point in this great room, but it lacked character without a defined mantel. The designers reclaimed a solid piece of red cedar to do the job and also add color and texture to the space.
A mantel can be a revolving spot for you to display photos, books and accessories that you own and have scattered in other rooms. Dena Stormer stacked up photos and accessories on books for her latest vintage mantel decor, and don't forget about the space underneath the mantel. You can take an existing wreath that you used during the holidays, remove any seasonal elements and weave in leaves or fake flowers.
Since Sherri Shepherd has almost 12-foot ceilings, designer Michael Russo wants to make full use of the vertical space. He hangs ivory tulle panels and oversized gold ornaments with a champagne bow. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you how Russo achieves this look.
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 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.
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.
Holiday Mantel Decorating with Winter Plants and Peace Banner
Cedar topiaries and a peace banner made from glittered cardboard letters make the mantelscape great for the holidays, but the display isn't so holiday-themed that it can't stick around all season. Mercury glass vases and candle holders are a sparkling accent to the natural elements
Smooth White Fireplace Surround with Decorated Mantel, Basket Storage and Cube Floor Cushion
The white fireplace surround lightens the look of the black fireplace and mounted TV. Candles and trinkets set on the mantel give a personal touch to the display and fill the empty wall. A storage basket and cube floor cushion bring a touch of texture to the design.