Choosing the right mantel for your firepalce
If you have recently moved to a new home, you will surely have some redecorating to do. Besides the usual painting and repairing, you will need to choose the decorations for your home. If you have a fireplace, then you will need to think of way to make it elegant and stylish.
Because a fireplace is the center piece of any room, you will need to find a design that will draw the attention of other people. There are so many types of fireplace mantels that it can be quite challenging of finding one that will best suit you. Here are a few ideas of fireplace mantels.
First of all you will need to choose the type of your fireplace. Because of the advances in technology, you can now have electric fireplaces, traditional fireplaces and gas fireplaces.
Each of them requires some special components and they will tell you the size and shape of the mantel piece. There are mantels specially designed for electric fireplaces or gas fireplaces, or for modern or traditional fireplaces.
Now, after deciding on the type of fireplace, you will need to choose a style or design. You can choose from very simple designs, yo very complex ones. Also the materials used for mantels are usually wood, brick and stone.
If you have an older house, with a more classic look, than you can choose an antique fireplace mantel design. These are very ornamental and will make your fireplace a special one.
It also depends the location of your fireplace. Fireplaces are usually placed in the middle of a wall. Also they can be placed in corners. For these there are specially designed corner mantels. These mantels also come in many shapes, sizes and designs.