How to Accessorize a Fireplace Mantel

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

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.

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


For variety, hang a painting over the mantel instead of a mirror.


Be careful when placing candles to avoid fire risks.

Things You'll Need

  • Picture frames
  • Vase
  • Mirror or painting
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Amy Lukavics is an Arizona resident who has been a professional writer since 2009. She contributes to the blog Hello, Moon and her writing interests include cooking, crafts, pregnancy, health and beauty.