How to Accessorize a Fireplace Mantel

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How to Accessorize a Fireplace Mantel
Fireplace mantels are perfect for displaying home decor accessories. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Fireplace mantels are perfect places to show off your decorative flair. The mantel itself can serve as a decorative piece if it is painted a certain shade or cut a certain way, but accessorising it with different items can offer a dramatic change for little effort and money. If you'd like to accessorise your fireplace mantel, there are a few different types of items you can use to give your home a warm and attractive atmosphere.

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Things you need

  • Picture frames
  • Vase
  • Mirror or painting

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  1. 1

    Place family photographs in some simple picture frames that match the fireplace mantel. Photos add a charming touch and help bring attention to the mantel.

  2. 2

    Place a vase somewhere on the mantel to add height and variety to the picture frame display.

  3. 3

    Hang a mirror directly over the fireplace mantel. This will add a very attractive touch to the entire fireplace and bring lots of attention to the mantel to make it a focal point in the room.

  4. 4

    Place small candles near the edge of the mantel (away from the wall) to add colour and extra warmth to match the fireplace.

Tips and warnings

  • For variety, hang a painting over the mantel instead of a mirror.
  • Be careful when placing candles to avoid fire risks.

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